A member of the Great Britain fencing team, Sophie Troiano, prepares for her event Photograph: David Levene for The Guardian
Shaimaa Elgammal of Egypt is injured in the Women's Foil Team Fencing round of 16 against Great Britain on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
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.
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.
Alexy Cheremisinov of Russia and Jamie Kenber of Great Britain compete in the Men's Foil Team Final at the Fencing Invitational, part of the "London Prepares" series at ExCel in London, on November (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)