2012 Olympic fencing: Olympic fencing

London 2012 Olympic fencing – in pictures

A member of the Great Britain fencing team, Sophie Troiano, prepares for her event Photograph: David Levene for The Guardian

Enzo Lefort of France battles Laurence Halsted of Great Britain during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Enzo Lefort of France battles Laurence Halsted of Great Britain during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

Fencing team of the U.S. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Fencing team of the U. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Zara Phillips, daughter of the Princess Royal, shows off her Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympics.

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Great Britain's Laurence Halsted poses for a photograph during the Fencing Olympic Team annou...

Great Britain's Laurence Halsted poses for a photograph during the Fencing Olympic Team annou...

James Davis of Great Britain and Marcel Marcilloux of France compete during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

James Davis of Great Britain and Marcel Marcilloux of France compete during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

A dance team performs during a timeout of preliminary women's basketball game between Canada and Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.

A dance team performs during a timeout of preliminary women's basketball game between Canada and Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July in London.

Anna Meares of Australia wins her heat

Chieko Sugawara of Japan competes against Sophie Troiano of Great Britain in the women's Foil Team Fencing placement on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August

Fencing team of the U.S. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Fencing team of the U. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Richard Kruse (32) is a British fencer specializing in the foil.  He has represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics three times.  In 2015, he was part of the Great Britain team that shocked Olympic champions Italy to win the first European Games in team foil. #RichardKruse #Fencing #GreatBritain #Olympics #Foil #Champion

10 Questions with Richard Kruse

Richard Kruse is a British fencer specializing in the foil. He has represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics three times. In he was part of the Great Britain team that shocked Olympic champions Italy to win the first European Games in team foil.

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