The ExCeL arena was where the Venezuelans went crazy over only their second-ever gold medallist, where Africa celebrated its first-ever Fencing medal and where the Republic of Korea went from having two medals in the sport in their history to eight.
The Foil is the weapon in which the Italians still dominate.
Their 'dream team' of Elisa Di Francisca, Arianna Errigo and veteran Valentina Vezzali - plus substitute Ilaria Salvatori - were first, second and third in the women's Individual Foil event and it was the least surprising result of the tournament when they added the Team title.
That gave 38-year-old Vezzali the sixth gold of her career, equalling her country's record, but how she would have loved Individual gold rather than bronze - it would have made her the first woman in any sport to be a solo champion in four successive Games.
Perhaps she paid the price for carrying Italy's flag at the Opening Ceremony the night before, but Vezzali's defeat to Errigo made her determined to go on to the next Games, in Rio.
'When there is a problem I want to resolve it,' she said.
Ruben Limardo was rendered almost speechless when he took the men's Individual Epee title to join 1968 boxing champion Francisco Rodriguez as Venezuela's two Olympic heroes, but he did say this: 'I've demonstrated that Venezuelans have got talent.'
Republic of Korea fencer Shin A Lam was disappointed in her Individual Epee semi-final but was compensated with Team silver.
After her team beat top seeds Romania, she was seen jumping for joy.