They’re back! Chinese Women’s Epee Champions Arrive in Rio

This team of Chinese women fencers, and their long-time trainer the Frenchman Daniel Levavasseur, came to our attention in the 2012 Olympics when the women won gold in team epee. They arrive now in Rio  still world champs and will defend their Olympic title in the quarterfinals tomorrow August 11 at 6:30am (Rio time?). News coverage about the team’s arrival in Rio and initial training session is at Chinese Women’s Epee Team where we see many familiar faces again, including Levavasseur. Chinese women’s epee is turning into an international saga.

China at the medal ceremony of the women's team épée event of the 2015 World Fencing Championships on 18 July 2014 at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow

China at the medal ceremony of the women’s team épée event of the 2015 World Fencing Championships on 18 July 2014 at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

In 2012 we submitted the following post about Levavasseur and the Chinese women’s, epee team win that year (over 1000 views since, so somebody’s interested, but don’t expect many of the links to work now, after two years.)
Daniel Levavasseur – French Coach of Chinese Women’s Epee Team

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