Italy came away with seven medals, the most by any country in these Olympics.
The most impressive hardware came in a dominant sweep of the Women's Individual Foil where it was Italy flags all over the podium. Elisa Di Francisca took gold, while Arianna Errigo settled for silver and Valentina Vezzali won bronze. That same team went to earn gold at the Women's Team Foil, defeating Russia in convincing fashion.
The Americans' only medal came in form of bronze, after a hard-fought, edge of your seat match against Russia in the Women's Team Epee. The 31-30 win was decided by a sudden death last touch by Courtney Hurley.