Short post, I swear:
i just looked at the results of the 2016 Swedish Championships, in the Women’s Epee Team event. 12 teams competed, and in the bronze place we find a team in which the youngest fencer was born in 1967. One of the fencers in that team is presently in 4th place in the individual ranking of Swedish senior women in epee, out of 66 fencers.
That is food for thought.