As the 2024 Paris Olympics is only a few days away, fencers, just like other athletes, are gearing up for the big event. While embarking on the road to Paris 2024, only 212 athletes, including 102 male and 102 female candidates, will get an opportunity to make their Olympic dreams come true through fencing competitions.  

While the Women’s epee and Men’s foil have already been qualified for the big event, more teams are coming up on center stage to represent their nation. After announcing the ecstatic arrival of the Women’s team along with the Men’s at the Olympics, the current status of the qualification standings was recently revealed. 

USA Fencing releases the latest qualification status


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Amid the anticipation for the 2024 Paris Olympics, USA Fencing has recently announced the ecstatic qualification of men’s and women’s teams across diverse disciplines in fencing. To share this news among the spectators, USA Fencing took it to their official Instagram account and penned, “Here’s the updated picture for Paris after this weekend’s team events in Women’s Epee, Women’s Saber, and Men’s Saber.

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A couple of days before, Men’s Foil became the first fencing squad to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics after securing a gold medal triumph at the Paris World Cup fencing event. As the composition of the team’s athletes is yet to be confirmed, fencers are eyeing the upcoming USA Fencing Championships, FIE World Cups, and Grand Prix Tournament to accumulate selection points. Good news came from the women’s side as well.

The Women’s Epee squad also punched their tickets to the 2024 Paris Olympics while becoming the second American fencing team to qualify for a quadrennial event. The journey to the Olympics was a result of a series of standout performances, including gold at the American Zonal Championships and consistent placements at World Cups. However, the quest for an Olympic spot among fencers has not been done yet.


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Saber and Foil disciplines across women’s fencing, and Epee and Saber in men’s fencing are still vying for a spot. Interestingly, the USA’s fencing team stands in 3rd position in the top 4 in Women’s foil and Men’s Saber. 

While USA Fencing has secured 4th place among the top 4 teams at Women’s Saber, it is nowhere to be seen in the Men’s Epee ranks. Amid this, the USA fencing Paralympics are also anticipating a spot at the upcoming 2024 Paralympics


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Paralympians on the way to the Paris Olympics 2024

Interestingly, multiple Paralympians have qualified for the upcoming 2024 Paralympics. After the 2024 World Cup in Cardiff, Ellen Geddes from USA Fencing qualified for the Women’s Epee and Foil, whereas Byron Branch qualified for the Men’s foil. The major reason for their qualification is being part of direct qualifiers. 

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However, Shelby Jensen at Women’s Epee, Saber and Foil, Rodgers at Men’s Epee and Foil, Schoonover at Men’s Foil, and Garrett Schoonover with Noah Hanssen at Men’s Saber are on the bubble, which means these are outside of qualifying. Even though the Olympics are only a few months away, the hope of getting a place on the team’s roster is still alive. 

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