[Gold]Valentina Vezzali, Italy
[Silver]Sylwia Gruchala, Poland
[Bronze]Giovanna Trillini, Italy
Defending champ Trillini is trying to win a medal at her fourth straight Olympics.
[Gold]Sada Jacobsen, U.S.
[Silver]Elena Nechaeva, Russia
[Bronze]Anne-Lise Touya, France
Jacobsen is the first U.S. woman fencer to be ranked No. 1 in the world.
U.S. OUTLOOK: The U.S. women missed qualifying for Athens by one spot. The U.S. men—ranked 24th in the world and 0-28-1 in Olympic history—missed by much more.
The Australian men have won six medals, none of them gold.
The Aussie women are two-time defending Olympic champs.