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1924  Paris Summer Olympics

1924 Summer Olympics - The Results (Fencing)

Fencing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

 

  

Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: June 27, 1924
Date Finished: July 18, 1924
Events: 7

Participants: 240 (215 men and 25 women) from 23 countries
Youngest Participant: NED Paul Kunze (19 years, 185 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Edgar Seligman (57 years, 93 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Roger Ducret (5 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (6 medals)

Participating nations

A total of 240 fencers from 23 nations competed at the Paris Games
  •  Argentina (13) (men:13 women:0)
  •  Austria (5) (men:5 women:0)
  •  Belgium (19) (men:19 women:0)
  •  Chile (1) (men:1 women:0)
  •  Cuba (6) (men:6 women:0)
  •  Czechoslovakia (7) (men:7 women:0)
  •  Denmark (11) (men:7 women:4)
  •  Egypt (3) (men:3 women:0)
  •  France (24) (men:20 women:4)
  •  Great Britain (20) (men:16 women:4)
  •  Greece (6) (men:6 women:0)
  •  Hungary (10) (men:9 women:1)
  •  Italy (19) (men:19 women:0)
  •  Netherlands (17) (men:14 women:3)
  •  Norway (4) (men:4 women:0)
  •  Poland (5) (men:4 women:1)
  •  Portugal (10) (men:10 women:0)
  •  Spain (13) (men:13 women:0)
  •  Sweden (9) (men:6 women:3)
  •  Switzerland (10) (men:7 women:3)
  •  Turkey (1) (men:1 women:0)
  •  United States (21) (men:19 women:2)
  •  Uruguay (6) (men:6 women:0)
  

Overview

The 1924 Olympic fencing program for men consisted of six events\: individual and team competitions in three weapons – foil, épée and sabre. But the big innovation in 1924 was that women were added to Olympic fencing competition for the first time with the ladies contesting individual foil. It would not be until 1960 that women got a second Olympic event, team foil. The 1924 fencing events were contested at the [Stade d'Escrime de Colombes] (épée and sabre) and the [Velodrome d’Hiver] (foil). France was the leading nation, winning three gold medals and six medals in all, although both Belgium and Hungary won four medals. Italy, normally a fencing power, struggled, winning team sabre and a lone bronze medal as its only two medals. Some of this was due to their team withdrawing after a protest in the team foil. The drama of the 1924 Olympic fencing actually continued after the Games ended, as two actual duels were fought several months later due to disputes over referee decisions during the Games.

At the 1924 Summer Olympics, seven fencing events were contested. A women's event, the individual foil, was held for the first time.

After the Olympic Games, an Italian and a Hungarian settled a scoring controversy with a real duel.[1] Aldolfo Contronei, either a 45-year-old fencing critic for an Italian newspaper [2] or the captain of the Italian foil team [3] depending on sources, fought Giorgio Santelli, the 27-year-old son of Italo Santelli who coached the Hungarian Olympic team. Giorgio Santelli had invoked the Code Duello in order to fight in the place of his 60-year-old father. The duel was fought in the town of Abbazia near the Hungarian border with heavy sabers. The duel was terminated after only two minutes of combat time when Santelli must have landed a tierce of quarte in the side of Contronei's forehead.

A further duel resulted when Gyorgy Kovacs, a Hungarian judge at the Games also involved in the causes of the earlier duel, fought one of the Italian team, Oreste Puliti, four months after the Games over allegations made by Kovacs and other judges

Medal summary

Men's events

Women's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Épée, Individual
details
Charles Delporte
 Belgium
Roger Ducret
 France
Nils Hellsten
 Sweden
Épée, Team
details
 France (FRA)
Lucien Gaudin
Georges Buchard
Roger Ducret
André Labatut
Lionel Liottel
Alexandre Lippmann
Georges Tainturier
 Belgium (BEL)
Paul Anspach
Joseph De Craecker
Charles Delporte
Fernand de Montigny
Ernest Gevers
Léon Tom
 Italy (ITA)
Giulio Basletta
Marcello Bertinetti
Giovanni Canova
Vincenzo Cuccia
Virgilio Mantegazza
Oreste Moricca
Foil, Individual
details
Roger Ducret
 France
Philippe Cattiau
 France
Maurice Van Damme
 Belgium
Foil, Team
details
 France (FRA)
Lucien Gaudin
Philippe Cattiau
Jacques Coutrot
Roger Ducret
Henri Jobier
André Labattut
Guy de Luget
Joseph Peroteaux
 Belgium (BEL)
Désiré Beurain
Charles Crahay
Fernand de Montigny
Maurice Van Damme
Marcel Berre
Albert De Roocker
 Hungary (HUN)
László Berti
Sándor Pósta
Zoltán Schenker
Ödön Tersztyanszky
István Lichteneckert
Sabre, Individual
details
Sándor Pósta
 Hungary
Roger Ducret
 France
János Garay
 Hungary
Sabre, Team
details
 Italy (ITA)
Renato Anselmi
Guido Balzarini
Marcello Bertinetti
Bino Bini
Vincenzo Cuccia
Oreste Moricca
Oreste Puliti
Giulio Sarrocchi
 Hungary (HUN)
László Berty
János Garay
Sándor Pósta
József Rády
Zoltán Schenker
László Széchy
Ödön Tersztyánszky
Jenő Uhlyárik
 Netherlands (NED)
Adrianus De Jong
Jetze Doorman
Hendrik Scherpenhuyzen
Jan Van Der Wiel
Maarten Hendrik Van Dulm
Henri Jacob Wynoldy-Daniels
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Foil, Individual
details
Ellen Osiier
 Denmark
Gladys Davis
 Great Britain
Grete Heckscher
 Denmark
  

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 3 3 0 6
2  Belgium (BEL) 1 2 1 4
3  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 2 4
4  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 1 2
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 1 2
6  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 0 1
7  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Totals (8 nations) 7 7 7 21
 

Men's Foil, Individual

 Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 1, 1924
Date Finished: July 4, 1924

Competitors 49from 17 nations

Summary

The men’s individual foil consisted of five rounds of round-robin pools, with seven fencers eventually qualifying for the final pool. [Nedo Nadi] had won the gold medal in 1912 and 1924 but the Italians did not compete in individual foil in 1924 after they withdrew from the fencing tournament due to an incident in team foil. That seemingly left the event open for [Philippe Cattiau] of France, who had been the silver medalist in 1920. Cattiau raced thru the preliminary rounds, winning all 18 of his bouts before the final. In the final he won five of six bouts, but lost to his countryman, [Roger Ducret], the bronze medalist from 1920, and that would decide the gold medal.

Ducret would compete in every fencing event except team sabre in Paris and won medals in all five events. He returned to the Olympics in 1928, winning a silver in team foil and ended his Olympic career with eight medals – three gold, four silver, and one bronze. Cattiau would compete in the Olympics through 1936 and end his Olympic career with the exact same set of medals as Ducret. This would be the start of Cattiau’s international results. From 1927 to 1937 he won four gold, four silver, and one bronze in the World Championships.

Final

Pool A
Rank Fencer RD PC MVD JC RL IO BDB ES   Wins Losses Touches Touched
1st, gold medalist(s)  Roger Ducret (FRA)   5–4 5–3 5–1 5–3 5–0 5–3   6 0 30 14
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Philippe Cattiau (FRA) 4–5   5–0 5–2 5–3 5–0 5–1   5 1 29 11
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Maurice Van Damme (BEL) 3–5 0–5   5–0 5–1 5–1 5–4   4 2 23 16
4  Jacques Coutrot (FRA) 1–5 2–5 0–5   5–4 5–4 5–2   3 3 18 25
5  Roberto Larraz (ARG) 3–5 3–5 1–5 4–5   5–4 5–1   2 4 21 25
6  Ivan Osiier (DEN) 0–5 0–5 1–5 4–5 4–5   5–2   1 5 14 27
7  Balthazar De Beukelaer (BEL) 3–5 1–5 4–5 2–5 1–5 2–5     0 6 13 30
 Edgar Seligman (GBR)                 Did not start

Semifinals

The top four fencers in each pool advanced.

Pool A
  RD IO MVD RL JD KE   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Roger Ducret (FRA)   2–5 5–0 5–4 5–0 5–3 4 1 22 12 Q
 Ivan Osiier (DEN) 5–2   2–5 5–4 5–4 5–2 4 1 22 17 Q
 Maurice Van Damme (BEL) 0–5 5–2   2–5 5–1 5–2 3 2 17 15 Q
 Roberto Larraz (ARG) 4–5 4–5 5–2   5–2 5–2 3 2 23 16 Q
 Juan Delgado (ESP) 0–5 4–5 1–5 2–5   5–4 1 4 12 24  
 Kurt Ettinger (AUT) 3–5 2–5 2–5 2–5 4–5   0 5 13 25  
Pool B
  PC ES JC BDB GC FL   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Philippe Cattiau (FRA)   5–3 5–2 5–0 5–1 5–1 5 0 25 7 Q
 Edgar Seligman (GBR) 3–5   5–3 5–4 5–4 5–1 4 1 23 17 Q
 Jacques Coutrot (FRA) 2–5 3–5   5–4 5–4 5–1 3 2 20 19 Q
 Balthazar De Beukelaer (BEL) 0–5 4–5 4–5   5–1 5–1 2 3 18 17 Q
 George Calnan (USA) 1–5 4–5 4–5 1–5   5–2 1 4 15 22  
 Frithjof Lorentzen (NOR) 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–5 2–5   0 5 6 25  

Quarterfinals

The top four fencers in each pool advanced.

Pool A
  JD KE JC MVD RG GdA   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Juan Delgado (ESP)   5–2 1–5 5–4 5–3 5–0 4 1 21 14 Q
 Kurt Ettinger (AUT) 2–5   5–2 5–3 5–3 5–4 4 1 22 17 Q
 Jacques Coutrot (FRA) 5–1 2–5   4–5 5–4 5–2 3 2 21 17 Q
 Maurice Van Damme (BEL) 4–5 3–5 5–4   3–5 5–0 2 3 20 19 Q
 Robert Montgomerie (GBR) 3–5 3–5 4–5 5–3   5–4 2 3 20 22  
 Gil de Andrade (POR) 0–5 4–5 2–5 0–5 4–5   0 5 10 25  
Pool B
  ES RD GC IO CC MQ   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Edgar Seligman (GBR)   5–3 4–5 5–3 5–3 5–4 4 1 24 18 Q
 Roger Ducret (FRA) 3–5   5–1 5–3 4–5 5–3 3 2 22 17 Q
 George Calnan (USA) 5–4 1–5   0–5 5–4 5–3 3 2 16 21 Q
 Ivan Osiier (DEN) 3–5 3–5 5–0   5–4 4–5 2 3 20 19 Q
 Charles Crahay (BEL) 3–5 5–4 4–5 4–5   5–3 2 3 21 22  
 Manuel Queiróz (POR) 4–5 3–5 3–5 5–4 3–5   1 4 18 24  
Pool C
  PC RL BDB FL DM JB   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Philippe Cattiau (FRA)   5–3 5–3 5–1 5–1 5–2 5 0 25 10 Q
 Roberto Larraz (ARG) 3–5   5–0 5–3 5–4 5–1 4 1 23 13 Q
 Balthazar De Beukelaer (BEL) 3–5 0–5   5–1 5–2 2–5 2 3 15 18 Q
 Frithjof Lorentzen (NOR) 1–5 3–5 1–5   5–2 5–3 2 3 15 20 Q
 Domingo Mendy (URU) 1–5 4–5 2–5 2–5   5–0 1 4 14 20  
 Jens Berthelsen (DEN) 2–5 1–5 5–2 3–5 0–5   1 4 11 22  

Round 2

The top three fencers in each pool advanced.

Pool A
  RL JC BDB JF PK FS   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Roberto Larraz (ARG)   5–1 5–4 5–1 5–4 5–3 5 0 25 13 Q
 Jacques Coutrot (FRA) 1–5   5–1 5–4 5–1 5–2 4 1 21 13 Q
 Balthazar De Beukelaer (BEL) 4–5 1–5   5–3 5–2 5–0 3 2 20 15 Q
 Johan Falkenberg (NOR) 1–5 4–5 3–5   5–1 5–4 2 3 18 20  
 Paul Kunze (NED) 4–5 1–5 2–5 1–5   5–1 1 4 13 21  
 Frederick Sherriff (GBR) 3–5 2–5 0–5 4–5 1–5   0 5 10 25  
Pool B
  MVD FL GdA PK PM HB   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Maurice Van Damme (BEL)   5–2 5–1 5–0 5–0 5–4 5 0 25 7 Q
 Frithjof Lorentzen (NOR) 2–5   5–2 5–2 5–2 5–2 4 1 22 13 Q
 Gil de Andrade (POR) 1–5 2–5   5–3 5–3 5–4 3 2 18 20 Q
 Nicolaas Nederpeld (NED) 0–5 2–5 3–5   5–2 3–5 1 4 13 22  
 Pedro Mendy (URU) 0–5 2–5 3–5 2–5   5–2 1 4 12 22  
 Harold Bloomer (USA) 4–5 2–5 4–5 5–3 2–5   1 4 17 23  
Pool C
  CC JD MQ PD EF AG   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Charles Crahay (BEL)   5–2 5–2 5–4 3–5 5–1 4 1 23 14 Q
 Juan Delgado (ESP) 2–5   5–4 5–3 5–2 5–3 4 1 22 17 Q
 Manuel Queiróz (POR) 2–5 4–5   5–3 5–3 5–1 3 2 21 17 Q
 Philip Doyne (GBR) 4–5 3–5 3–5   5–3 5–0 2 3 20 18  
 Édouard Fitting (SUI) 5–3 2–5 3–5 3–5   5–2 2 3 18 20  
 Alois Gottfried (AUT) 1–5 3–5 1–5 0–5 2–5   0 5 7 25  
Pool D
  GC RG RD HC DD JA   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 George Calnan (USA)   4–5 5–3 5–3 5–3 5–2 4 1 24 16 Q
 Robert Montgomerie (GBR) 5–4   3–5 5–4 5–2 5–1 4 1 23 16 Q
 Roger Ducret (FRA) 3–5 5–3   2–5 5–3 5–1 3 2 20 17 Q
 Horacio Casco (ARG) 3–5 4–5 5–2   3–5 5–1 2 3 20 18  
 Diego Díez (ESP) 3–5 2–5 3–5 5–3   5–3 2 3 18 21  
 John Albaret (SUI) 2–5 1–5 1–5 1–5 3–5   0 5 8 25  
Pool E
  ES IO KE FF AdJ SG   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Edgar Seligman (GBR)   5–4 5–3 5–3 5–4 5–2 5 0 25 16 Q
 Ivan Osiier (DEN) 4–5   5–0 5–1 5–2 5–0 4 1 24 8 Q
 Kurt Ettinger (AUT) 3–5 0–5   5–1 5–2 5–3 3 2 18 16 Q
 Frédéric Fitting (SUI) 3–5 1–5 1–5   5–2 5–0 2 3 15 17  
 Adrianus de Jong (NED) 4–5 2–5 2–5 2–5   5–3 1 4 15 23  
 Santiago García (ESP) 2–5 0–5 3–5 0–5 3–5   0 5 8 25  
Pool F
  PC DM JB ED BB   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Philippe Cattiau (FRA)   5–2 5–2 5–2 5–3 4 0 20 9 Q
 Domingo Mendy (URU) 2–5   5–1 5–4 4–5 2 2 16 15 Q
 Jens Berthelsen (DEN) 2–5 1–5   5–4 5–1 2 2 13 15 Q
 Émile Dufranc (BEL) 2–5 4–5 4–5   5–4 1 3 15 19  
 Burke Boyce (USA) 3–5 5–4 1–5 4–5   1 3 13 19  

Round 1

The top three fencers in each pool advanced.

Pool A
  JB PK SG   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Jens Berthelsen (DEN)   5–3 5–1 2 0 10 4 Q
 Paul Kunze (NED) 3–5   5–1 1 1 8 6 Q
 Santiago García (ESP) 1–5 1–5   0 2 2 10 Q
Pool B
  EF PK   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Édouard Fitting (SUI)     Walkover Q
 Nicolaas Nederpeld (NED)     Walkover Q
Pool C
  RD CC RL EE   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Roger Ducret (FRA)   5–4 5–4 5–3 3 0 15 11 Q
 Charles Crahay (BEL) 4–5   5–4 5–4 2 1 14 13 Q
 Roberto Larraz (ARG) 4–5 4–5   5–2 1 2 13 12 Q
 Eugène Empeyta (SUI) 3–5 4–5 2–5   0 3 9 15  
Pool D
  FF RG HB EH   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Frédéric Fitting (SUI)   5–2 5–4 3–5 2 1 13 11 Q
 Robert Montgomerie (GBR) 2–5   5–4 5–3 2 1 12 12 Q
 Harold Bloomer (USA) 4–5 4–5   5–2 1 2 13 12 Q
 Ernst Huber (AUT) 5–3 3–5 2–5   1 2 10 13  
Pool E
  PM KE JA SM KW   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Pedro Mendy (URU)   4–5 5–0 5–4 5–4 3 1 19 13 Q
 Kurt Ettinger (AUT) 5–4   3–5 5–3 5–3 3 1 18 15 Q
 John Albaret (SUI) 0–5 5–3   5–4 5–3 3 1 15 15 Q
 Svend Munck (DEN) 4–5 3–5 4–5   5–3 1 3 16 18  
 Konrad Winkler (POL) 4–5 3–5 3–5 3–5   0 4 13 20  
Pool F
  JC BB FS SA GT   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Jacques Coutrot (FRA)   5–1 5–1 5–3 5–3 4 0 20 8 Q
 Burke Boyce (USA) 1–5   5–4 3–5 5–1 2 2 14 15 Q
 Frederick Sherriff (GBR) 1–5 4–5   5–3 5–3 2 2 15 16 Q
 Sigurd Akre (NOR) 3–5 5–3 3–5   4–5 1 3 15 18  
 Gilberto Telechea (URU) 3–5 1–5 3–5 5–4   1 3 12 19  
Pool G
  MQ JD FL JJ   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Manuel Queiróz (POR)   5–3 5–3 5–4 3 0 15 10 Q
 Juan Delgado (ESP) 3–5   5–1 5–1 2 1 13 7 Q
 Frithjof Lorentzen (NOR) 3–5 1–5   5–2 1 2 9 12 Q
 Josef Javůrek (TCH) 4–5 1–5 2–5   0 3 7 15  
Pool H
  PC PD DD ZS FD   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Philippe Cattiau (FRA)   5–2 5–2 5–2 5–1 4 0 20 7 Q
 Philip Doyne (GBR) 2–5   5–4 5–3 5–3 3 1 17 15 Q
 Diego Díez (ESP) 2–5 4–5   5–2 5–3 2 2 16 15 Q
 Zoltán Schenker (HUN) 2–5 3–5 2–5   5–0 1 3 12 15  
 František Dvořák (TCH) 1–5 3–5 3–5 0–5   0 4 7 20  
Pool I
  ES GC AdJ ES FdP   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Edgar Seligman (GBR)   5–3 5–4 5–0 5–2 4 0 20 9 Q
 George Calnan (USA) 3–5   5–1 5–1 5–2 3 1 18 9 Q
 Adrianus de Jong (NED) 4–5 1–5   5–2 5–1 2 2 15 13 Q
 Erik Sjøqvist (DEN) 0–5 1–5 2–5   5–3 1 3 8 18  
 Félix de Pomés (ESP) 2–5 2–5 1–5 3–5   0 4 8 20  
Pool J
  IO DM BDB TJ   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Ivan Osiier (DEN)   5–2   5–1 2 0 10 3 Q
 Domingo Mendy (URU) 2–5   5–3   1 1 7 8 Q
 Balthazar De Beukelaer (BEL)   3–5     0 1 3 5 Q
 Thomas Jeter (USA) 1–5       0 1 1 5 DNF
Pool K
  MVD JF AG CG   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Maurice Van Damme (BEL)   5–1 5–2 5–3 3 0 15 6 Q
 Johan Falkenberg (NOR) 1–5   5–4 5–2 2 1 11 11 Q
 Alois Gottfried (AUT) 2–5 4–5   5–3 1 2 11 13 Q
 Carlos Guerrico (ARG) 3–5 2–5 3–5   0 3 8 15  
Pool L
  ED HC GdA TF   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
 Émile Dufrance (BEL)   5–3 5–3 5–1 3 0 15 7 Q
 Horacio Casco (ARG) 3–5   5–3 5–0 2 1 13 8 Q
 Gil de Andrade (POR) 3–5 3–5   5–1 1 2 11 11 Q
 Theodoros Foustanos (GRE) 1–5 0–5 1–5   0 3 2 15  

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Roger Ducret 36 France FRA Gold  
2 Philippe Cattiau 31 France FRA Silver  
3 Maurice Van Damme   Belgium BEL Bronze  
4 Jacques Coutrot 26 France FRA    
5 Roberto Larraz 25 Argentina ARG    
6 Ivan Osiier 35 Denmark DEN    
7 Xavier De Beukelaer 21 Belgium BEL    
AC r5/5 Edgar Seligman 57 Great Britain GBR   DNF
5 p1 r4/5 Juan Delgado 28 Spain ESP    
5 p2 r4/5 George Calnan 24 United States USA    
6 p1 r4/5 Kurt Ettinger 22 Austria AUT    
6 p2 r4/5 Frithjof Lorentzen 27 Norway NOR    
5 p1 r3/5 Robert Montgomerie 44 Great Britain GBR    
5 p2 r3/5 Charles Crahay 34 Belgium BEL    
5 p3 r3/5 Domingo Mendy   Uruguay URU    
6 p1 r3/5 Gil de Andrade   Portugal POR    
6 p2 r3/5 Manuel Queiróz   Portugal POR    
6 p3 r3/5 Jens Berthelsen 33 Denmark DEN    
4 p1 r2/5 Johan Falkenberg 22 Norway NOR    
4 p2 r2/5 Nicolaas Nederpeld 37 Netherlands NED    
4 p3 r2/5 Geoffrey Doyne 37 Great Britain GBR    
4 p4 r2/5 Horacio Casco   Argentina ARG    
4 p5 r2/5 Frédéric Fitting 24 Switzerland SUI    
4 p6 r2/5 Émile Dufranc   Belgium BEL    
5 p1 r2/5 Paul Kunze 19 Netherlands NED    
5 p2 r2/5 Pedro Mendy   Uruguay URU    
5 p3 r2/5 Édouard Fitting 25 Switzerland SUI    
5 p4 r2/5 Diego Díez 27 Spain ESP    
5 p5 r2/5 Arie de Jong 41 Netherlands NED    
5 p6 r2/5 Burke Boyce 22 United States USA    
6 p1 r2/5 Frederick Sherriff 35 Great Britain GBR    
6 p2 r2/5 Harold Bloomer 21 United States USA    
6 p3 r2/5 Alois Gottfried 22 Austria AUT    
6 p4 r2/5 John Albaret 45 Switzerland SUI    
6 p5 r2/5 Santiago García   Spain ESP    
4 p3 r1/5 Eugène Empeyta 31 Switzerland SUI    
4 p4 r1/5 Ernst Huber   Austria AUT    
4 p5 r1/5 Svend Aage Munck 25 Denmark DEN    
4 p6 r1/5 Sigurd Akre-Aas 26 Norway NOR    
4 p7 r1/5 Josef Javůrek 47 Czechoslovakia TCH    
4 p8 r1/5 Zoltán Schenker 43 Hungary HUN    
4 p9 r1/5 Erik Sjøqvist 23 Denmark DEN    
4 p10 r1/5 Thomas Jeter 25 United States USA    
4 p11 r1/5 Carlos Guerrico 35 Argentina ARG    
4 p12 r1/5 Theodoros Foustanos   Greece GRE    
5 p5 r1/5 Konrad Winkler 42 Poland POL    
5 p6 r1/5 Gilberto Telechea 39 Uruguay URU    
5 p8 r1/5 FrantiÅ¡ek Dvořák   Czechoslovakia TCH    
5 p9 r1/5 Félix de Pomés 35 Spain ESP    
 

Men's Foil, Team

 Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: June 27, 1924
Date Finished: June 30, 1924

Competitors 67from 12 nations

Summary

Between 1920 and 1956, Italy and France won every gold medal at the Olympics in team foil, each winning four times. In 1924 it would be France’s time to win gold, with Hungary and Belgium the other finalists, in addition to Italy. But France’s gold medal came in amid controversy. When France and Italy met in the final round-robin pool, France took a 3-1 bout lead when [Lucien Gaudin] and [Aldo Boni] faced off. The match was tied at four touches each when Hungarian referee György Kovács awarded the winning fifth touch to Gaudin, which incensed Boni. He verbally assaulted Kovács in Italian. Kovács asked the Italian-born Hungarian fencing master [Italo Santelli] what Boni said and when Santelli gave the translation into Hungarian, Kovács went to the Jury of Appeal which demanded an apology. Boni refused, and the Italian team, withdrew singing the Italian national anthem, forfeiting their matches against Belgium and Hungary. The silver medal went to Belgium based on their 9-7 victory over Hungary.

After the Olympics, the Italian team issued a statement alleging that Santelli had supported the referee because he was the coach of the Hungarian team and it would help them win a medal. When he learned of this, Santelli challenged Adolfo Contronei, the Italian captain to a duel. Santelli’s son, Giorgio, was concerned for his father, who was then over 60 years old, and invoked the code duello to replace his father in the coming battle. Government permission to fight the duel was obtained and on August 28 Giorgio Santelli and Contronei met in the small Italian town of Abbazia (later Opatija in Croatia) close to the Hungarian border, fighting with heavy sabres. Santelli slashed Contronei on his head, drawing blood, which caused doctors to intervene and stop the duel.

The men's team foil was one of seven fencing events on the programme for fencing at the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was the third appearance of the event.

The competition was held from Thursday June 27, 1924, to Sunday June 30, 1924. 12 teams, composed of 67 fencers, competed.

Final

Each team played each other team. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to five touches.

Rank Team FRA BEL HUN ITA   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses
1st, gold medalist(s)  France   13–3 14–2   2 0 27 5
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Belgium 3–13   9–7   1 1 12 20
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Hungary 2–14 7–9     0 2 9 23
 Italy         Did not finish

Semifinals

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool, unless the match was unnecessary to decide qualification. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to five touches.

Pool A
Rank Team ITA BEL DEN   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Italy     12–4 1 0 12 4 Q
2  Belgium     9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
3  Denmark 4–12 7–9   0 2 11 21  
Pool B

Hungary won its match against Argentina on touches, 58–57.

Rank Team FRA HUN ARG   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  France   14–2 13–3 2 0 27 5 Q
2  Hungary 2–14   8–8 1 1 10 22 Q
3  Argentina 3–13 8–8   0 2 11 21  

Quarterfinals

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to five touches.

Pool A
Rank Team ITA HUN SUI AUT   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Italy   16–0 12–4 13–3 3 0 41 7 Q
2  Hungary 0–16   9–7 13–3 2 1 22 26 Q
3  Switzerland 4–12 7–9   10–6 1 2 21 27  
4  Austria 3–13 3–13 6–10   0 3 12 36  
Pool B
Rank Team FRA DEN USA   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  France   14–2 13–3 2 0 27 5 Q
2  Denmark 2–14   9–7 1 1 11 21 Q
3  United States 3–13 7–9   0 2 10 22  
Pool C

Belgium won its match against Argentina on touches, 61–56.

Rank Team BEL ARG GBR   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Belgium   8–8 12–4 2 0 20 12 Q
2  Argentina 8–8   11–5 1 1 19 13 Q
3  Great Britain 4–12 5–11   0 2 9 23  

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool, unless a match was unnecessary as it would not alter qualification. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to five touches.

Pool A
Rank Team GBR ITA   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Great Britain     Walkover Q
 Italy     Walkover Q
Pool B
Rank Team FRA HUN ESP   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  France     12–4 1 0 12 4 Q
2  Hungary     9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
3  Spain 4–12 7–9   0 2 11 21  
Pool C
Rank Team ARG USA NED   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Argentina     12–4 1 0 12 4 Q
2  United States     10–6 1 0 10 6 Q
3  Netherlands 4–12 6–10   0 2 10 22  
Pool D
Rank Team AUT BEL   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Austria     Walkover Q
 Belgium     Walkover Q
Pool E
Rank Team DEN SUI   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Denmark     Walkover Q
 Switzerland     Walkover Q

Rosters

Each team could have up to eight members. Four were selected for each match.
Argentina
  • Horacio Casco
  • Roberto Larraz
  • Luis Lucchetti
  • Ángel Santamarina
Austria
  • Richard Brünner
  • Kurt Ettinger
  • Alois Gottfried
  • Ernst Huber
  • Hugo Philipp
Denmark
  • Jens Berthelsen
  • Svend Munck
  • Ivan Osiier
  • Erik Sjøqvist
Belgium
  • Marcel Berre
  • Désiré Beurain
  • Charles Crahay
  • Albert De Roocker
  • Fernand de Montigny
  • Maurice Van Damme
Great Britain
  • Philip Doyne
  • Robert Montgomerie
  • Edgar Seligman
  • Frederick Sherriff
  • Roland Willoughby
Hungary
  • László Berti
  • István Lichteneckert
  • Sándor Pósta
  • Zoltán Schenker
  • Ödön Tersztyanszky
France
  • Philippe Cattiau
  • Jacques Coutrot
  • Guy De Luget
  • Roger Ducret
  • Lucien Gaudin
  • Henri Jobier
  • André Labattut
  • Josef Peroteaux
Italy
  • Valentino Argento
  • Aldo Boni
  • Dante Carniel
  • Giorgio Chiavacci
  • Luigi Cuomo
  • Giulio Guadini
  • Giorgio Pessina
  • Oreste Puliti
Switzerland
  • John Albaret
  • Constantin Antoniades
  • Eugène Empeyta
  • Édouard Fitting
  • Frédéric Fitting
  • Charles Rochat
United States
  • Philip Allison
  • Burke Boyce
  • George Breed
  • George Calnan
  • Thomas Jeter
  • Alfred Walker
Spain
  • Félix de Pomés
  • Juan Delgado
  • Diego Díez
  • Domingo García
  • Santiago García
Netherlands
  • Adrianus de Jong
  • Paul Kunze
  • Nicolaas Nederpeld
  • Félix Vigeveno
  • Henri Wijnoldy-Daniëls

Men's Épée, Individual

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 10, 1924
Date Finished: July 11, 1924

Competitors 67from 18 nations

Summary

With 67 competitors, it took four rounds of round-robin pools to determine the 12 finalists. The final pool consisted of four Frenchmen, four Belgians, two Italians and lone fencers from Sweden and Denmark. The defending champion was France’s [Armand Massard], who qualified for the final. In the end the gold was won by Belgian’s [Charles Delporte] who won eight of his 11 bouts. Four fencers tied for second with seven victories – Massard, [Roger Ducret] (FRA), [Émile Cornereau] (FRA), and Sweden’s [Nils Hellsten]. The four met in a round-robin barrage to determine 2nd thru 5th place. Ducret and Hellsten won two bouts each and then faced each other in a barrage for the medals, with Ducret winning silver, Hellsten settling for the bronze.

Ducret had already won gold in Paris in the individual foil. He competed in five fencing events at the 1924 Olympics, skipping team sabre, and won medals in all five events. Delporte competed at three Olympics – 1920, 1924, 1928 – winning this gold medal and a silver medal in team épée in Paris.

The men's épée was one of seven fencing events on the Fencing at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event, which had not been on the programme in 1896.

The competition was held from Wednesday, July 10, 1924 to Thursday, July 11, 1924. 67 fencers from 18 nations competed.

Final

Double-losses were allowed. Tie-breakers were held within a group as necessary for individual placing to sixth place; this required two rounds of tie-breakers (the first round for 2nd-5th; the second round for 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th).

Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break 1 Tie break 2
Wins Losses Wins Losses
1st, gold medalist(s)  Charles Delporte (BEL) 8 3 N/A
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Roger Ducret (FRA) 7 4 2 1 1 0
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Nils Hellsten (SWE) 7 4 2 1 0 1
4  Gaston Cornereau (FRA) 7 4 1 2 1 0
5  Armand Massard (FRA) 7 4 1 2 0 1
6  Virgilio Mantegazza (ITA) 6 5 N/A
7  Georges Buchard (FRA) 5 6
 Léon Tom (BEL) 5 6
9  Paul Anspach (BEL) 4 7
 Peter Ryefelt (DEN) 4 7
11  Renzo Compagna (ITA) 2 9
12  Ernest Gevers (BEL) 1 10

Semifinals

The top six fencers, by number of wins, in each pool advanced. Double-losses were allowed. Tie-breakers were held within a group tied on a number of wins that broke between qualification and non-qualification.

Pool A
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Léon Tom (BEL) 7 4 N/A Q
2  Renzo Compagna (ITA) 6 5 Q
 Gaston Cornereau (FRA) 6 5 Q
 Charles Delporte (BEL) 6 5 Q
 Roger Ducret (FRA) 6 5 Q
 Nils Hellsten (SWE) 6 5 Q
7  Mário de Lopez (POR) 5 6  
 Raoul Heide (NOR) 5 6  
 Luis Lucchetti (ARG) 5 6  
10  Henri Jacquet (SUI) 4 7  
 Ivan Osiier (DEN) 4 7  
12  Frédéric Fitting (SUI) 3 8  
Pool B
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Virgilio Mantegazza (ITA) 9 2 N/A Q
2  Georges Buchard (FRA) 7 4 Q
 Armand Massard (FRA) 7 4 Q
4  Paul Anspach (BEL) 6 5 Q
5  Peter Ryefelt (DEN) 5 6 Q
6  Ernest Gevers (BEL) 4 7 5 1 Q
7  Charles Biscoe (GBR) 4 7 3 3  
 Eugène Empeyta (SUI) 4 7 3 3  
 Ramón Fonst (CUB) 4 7 3 3  
 Domingo García (ESP) 4 7 3 3  
 Carl Gripenstedt (SWE) 4 7 3 3  
12  Allen Milner (USA) 4 7 1 5  

Quarterfinals

The top six fencers, by number of wins, in each pool advanced. Double-losses were allowed. Tie-breakers were held within a group tied on a number of wins that broke between qualification and non-qualification.

Pool A
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Charles Delporte (BEL) 7 3 N/A Q
 Domingo García (ESP) 7 3 Q
 Raoul Heide (NOR) 7 3 Q
 Luis Lucchetti (ARG) 7 3 Q
5  Ivan Osiier (DEN) 6 4 Q
6  Roger Ducret (FRA) 5 5 Q
7  Gustaf Lindblom (SWE) 4 6  
8  Krikor Agathon (EGY) 3 7  
 George Calnan (USA) 3 7  
 Frederico Paredes (POR) 3 7  
11  Martin Holt (GBR) 2 8  
Pool B
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Ramón Fonst (CUB) 7 2 N/A Q
 Carl Gripenstedt (SWE) 7 2 Q
3  Henri Jacquet (SUI) 6 3 Q
 Léon Tom (BEL) 6 3 Q
5  Gaston Cornereau (FRA) 5 4 Q
6  Peter Ryefelt (DEN) 4 5 Q
7  Ruimondo Ferro (POR) 3 6  
8  Wouter Brouwer (NED) 2 7  
 Pedro Nazar (ARG) 2 7  
10  George Breed (USA) 1 8  
Pool C
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Frédéric Fitting (SUI) 9 1 N/A Q
2  Renzo Compagna (ITA) 7 3 Q
3  Paul Anspach (BEL) 6 4 Q
 Mário de Lopez (POR) 6 4 Q
5  Allen Milner (USA) 5 5 Q
6  Armand Massard (FRA) 4 6 2 0 Q
7  Willem Hubert (NED) 4 6 1 1  
8  Conrado Rolando (URU) 4 6 0 2  
9  Tryfon Triantafyllakos (GRE) 3 7 N/A  
10  Robert Frater (GBR) 2 8  
 Bror Lagercrantz (SWE) 2 8  
Pool D
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Georges Buchard (FRA) 6 3 N/A Q
 Eugène Empeyta (SUI) 6 3 Q
 Ernest Gevers (BEL) 6 3 Q
 Nils Hellsten (SWE) 6 3 Q
 Virgilio Mantegazza (ITA) 6 3 Q
6  Charles Biscoe (GBR) 4 5 2 0 Q
7  Joseph Misrahi (EGY) 4 5 1 1  
8  Sigurd Akre (NOR) 4 5 0 2  
9  Pieter von Boven (NED) 1 8 N/A  
10  Wenceslao Paunero (ARG) 0 9  

Round 1

The top six fencers, by number of wins, in each pool advanced. Double-losses were allowed. Tie-breakers were held within a group tied on a number of wins that broke between qualification and non-qualification.

Pool A
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Ernest Gevers (BEL) 6 3 N/A Q
 Gustaf Lindblom (SWE) 6 3 Q
3  George Calnan (USA) 5 4 Q
 Joseph Misrahi (EGY) 5 4 Q
 Frederico Paredes (POR) 5 4 Q
6  Pieter von Boven (NED) 4 5 2 0 Q
7  Konstantinos Nikolopoulos (GRE) 4 5 1 1  
8  Viggo Stilling-Andersen (DEN) 4 5 0 2  
9  Johan Falkenberg (NOR) 3 6 N/A  
10  Carlos Miguel (ESP) 1 8  
Pool B
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Nils Hellsten (SWE) 8 1 N/A Q
2  Renzo Compagna (ITA) 7 2 Q
3  Wouter Brouwer (NED) 5 4 2 2 Q
 Mário de Lopez (POR) 5 4 2 1 Q
 Léon Tom (BEL) 5 4 2 1 Q
 Tryfon Triantafyllakos (GRE) 5 4 2 1 Q
7  Héctor Belo (URU) 5 4 0 3  
8  Félix de Pomés (ESP) 3 6 N/A  
9  Frithjof Lorentzen (NOR) 1 8  
10  Ahmed Hassanein (EGY) 0 9  
Pool C
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Charles Delporte (BEL) 7 2 N/A Q
2  Charles Biscoe (GBR) 6 3 Q
 Virgilio Mantegazza (ITA) 6 3 Q
4  George Breed (USA) 5 4 Q
 Carl Gripenstedt (SWE) 5 4 Q
6  Krikor Agathon (EGY) 4 5 1 0 Q
7  Domingo Mendy (URU) 4 5 0 1  
8  Constantin Antoniades (SUI) 3 6 N/A  
9  Josef Jungmann (TCH) 2 7  
 Miguel Zabalza (ESP) 2 7  
Pool D
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Roger Ducret (FRA) 6 2 N/A Q
 Robert Frater (GBR) 6 2 Q
 Pedro Nazar (ARG) 6 2 Q
4  Frédéric Fitting (SUI) 5 3 Q
5  Paul Anspach (BEL) 4 4 Q
 Conrado Rolando (URU) 4 4 Q
7  Eduardo Alonso (CUB) 2 6  
 Theodoros Foustanos (GRE) 2 6  
9  Josef Javůrek (TCH) 0 8  
Pool E
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Eugène Empeyta (SUI) 6 2 N/A Q
2  Armand Massard (FRA) 5 3 Q
 Allen Milner (USA) 5 3 Q
 Ivan Osiier (DEN) 5 3 Q
5  Martin Holt (GBR) 4 4 1 0 Q
 Luis Lucchetti (ARG) 4 4 1 0 Q
7  Ramíro Mañalich (CUB) 4 4 0 2  
8  Salvador Quesada (CUB) 1 7 N/A  
9  Santos Ferreira (URU) 0 8  
Pool F
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Gaston Cornereau (FRA) 7 1 N/A Q
2  Sigurd Akre (NOR) 4 4 Q
 Ruimondo Ferro (POR) 4 4 Q
 Willem Hubert (NED) 4 4 Q
 Wenceslao Paunero (ARG) 4 4 Q
 Peter Ryefelt (DEN) 4 4 Q
7  Arthur Lyon (USA) 3 5  
8  Robert Montgomerie (GBR) 2 6  
 Jan Tille (TCH) 2 6  
Pool G
Rank Fencer Wins Losses Tie break Qual.
Wins Losses
1  Domingo García (ESP) 8 1 N/A Q
2  Ramón Fonst (CUB) 7 2 Q
3  Georges Buchard (FRA) 5 4 Q
 Raoul Heide (NOR) 5 4 Q
 Henri Jacquet (SUI) 5 4 Q
6  Bror Lagercrantz (SWE) 4 5 1 0 Q
7  Jan de Beaufort (NED) 4 5 0 1  
8  Jens Berthelsen (DEN) 2 7 N/A  
 Francisco Bollini (ARG) 2 7  
 António de Castro (POR) 2 7  

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Charles Delporte 31 Belgium BEL Gold  
2 Roger Ducret 36 France FRA Silver  
3 Nils Hellsten 38 Sweden SWE Bronze  
4 Gaston Cornereau 35 France FRA    
5 Armand Massard 39 France FRA    
6 Virgilio Mantegazza 35 Italy ITA    
7T Géo Buchard 30 France FRA    
7T Léon Tom 35 Belgium BEL    
9T Peter Ryefelt 30 Denmark DEN    
9T Paul Anspach 42 Belgium BEL    
11 Renzo Compagna   Italy ITA    
12 Ernest Gevers 32 Belgium BEL    
7T p1 r3/4 Luis Lucchetti 21 Argentina ARG    
7T p1 r3/4 Mário de Noronha 39 Portugal POR    
7T p1 r3/4 Raoul Heide 35 Norway NOR    
7T p2 r3/4 Carl Gripenstedt 31 Sweden SWE    
7T p2 r3/4 Charles Biscoe 48 Great Britain GBR    
7T p2 r3/4 Domingo García 28 Spain ESP    
7T p2 r3/4 Eugène Empeyta 31 Switzerland SUI    
7T p2 r3/4 Ramón Fonst 40 Cuba CUB    
7T p2 r3/4 Allen Milner 28 United States USA    
10T p1 r3/4 Henri Jacquet   Switzerland SUI    
10T p1 r3/4 Ivan Osiier 35 Denmark DEN    
12 p1 r3/4 Frédéric Fitting 24 Switzerland SUI    
7 p1 r2/4 Gustaf Lindblom 40 Sweden SWE    
7 p2 r2/4 Rui Mayer 35 Portugal POR    
7 p3 r2/4 Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh 42 Netherlands NED    
7 p4 r2/4 Joseph Misrahi   Egypt EGY    
8 p3 r2/4 Conrado Rolando 19 Uruguay URU    
8 p4 r2/4 Sigurd Akre-Aas 26 Norway NOR    
8T p1 r2/4 Frederico Paredes 35 Portugal POR    
8T p1 r2/4 George Calnan 24 United States USA    
8T p1 r2/4 Krikor Agathon 23 Egypt EGY    
8T p2 r2/4 Pedro Nazar 31 Argentina ARG    
8T p2 r2/4 Wouter Brouwer 41 Netherlands NED    
9 p3 r2/4 Tryfon Triantafyllakos   Greece GRE    
9 p4 r2/4 Pieter van Boven 25 Netherlands NED    
10 p2 r2/4 George Breed 47 United States USA    
10 p4 r2/4 Wenceslao Paunero 37 Argentina ARG    
10T p3 r2/4 Bror Lagercrantz 29 Sweden SWE    
10T p3 r2/4 Robert Frater   Great Britain GBR    
11 p1 r2/4 Martin Holt 43 Great Britain GBR    
7 p1 r1/4 Kostas Nikolopoulos   Greece GRE    
7 p2 r1/4 Héctor Belo   Uruguay URU    
7 p3 r1/4 Domingo Mendy   Uruguay URU    
7 p5 r1/4 Ramíro Mañalich   Cuba CUB    
7 p6 r1/4 Arthur Lyon 47 United States USA    
7 p7 r1/4 Jan de Beaufort 43 Netherlands NED    
7T p4 r1/4 Eduardo Alonso   Cuba CUB    
7T p4 r1/4 Theodoros Foustanos   Greece GRE    
8 p1 r1/4 Viggo Stilling-Andersen 31 Denmark DEN    
8 p2 r1/4 Félix de Pomés 35 Spain ESP    
8 p3 r1/4 Constantin Antoniades 32 Switzerland SUI    
8 p5 r1/4 Salvador Quesada 37 Cuba CUB    
8 p7 r1/4 António de Menezes 33 Portugal POR    
8T p6 r1/4 Robert Montgomerie 44 Great Britain GBR    
8T p6 r1/4 Jan Tille 33 Czechoslovakia TCH    
9 p1 r1/4 Johan Falkenberg 22 Norway NOR    
9 p2 r1/4 Frithjof Lorentzen 27 Norway NOR    
9 p4 r1/4 Josef Javůrek 47 Czechoslovakia TCH    
9 p5 r1/4 Santos Ferreira   Uruguay URU    
9 p7 r1/4 Francisco Bollini   Argentina ARG    
9T p3 r1/4 Miguel Zabalza 27 Spain ESP    
9T p3 r1/4 Josef Jungmann 36 Czechoslovakia TCH    
10 p1 r1/4 Carlos Miguel 31 Spain ESP    
10 p2 r1/4 Ahmed Mohamed Hassanein 34 Egypt EGY    
10 p7 r1/4 Jens Berthelsen 33 Denmark DEN    

Men's Épée, Team

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 9, 1924

Competitors 88from 16 nations

Summary

Between 1920-60 the team épée was a virtual two-nation race between France and Italy, with Italy winning the gold medal six times and France three. But 1924 was a French year. The two dominant countries made the final pool, along with Belgium and Portugal. The match between France and Italy was almost a tie, both winning eight bouts, but France won the match on touches delivered, 21-20. With easy victories over Belgium and Portugal, France was assured the gold medal. In an upset, Belgium also defeated Italy to garner the silver medal.

The men's team épée was one of seven fencing events on the Fencing at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event.

The competition was held from Saturday July 6, 1924, to Tuesday July 9, 1924. 16 teams, composed of 88 fencers, competed.

Final

Each team played each other team. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to two touches. France won its bout against Italy on touches, 21 to 20.

Rank Team FRA BEL ITA POR   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses
1st, gold medalist(s)  France   10–5 8–8 11–4 3 0 29 17
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Belgium 5–10   11–5 9–7 2 1 25 22
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Italy 8–8 5–11   8–7 1 2 21 26
4  Portugal 4–11 7–9 7–8   0 3 18 28

Semifinals

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool, unless the match was unnecessary to decide qualification. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to two touches.

Pool A

France was ahead of Portugal on touches received in the standings, 15 to 17.

Rank Team FRA POR USA   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  France     10–6 1 0 10 6 Q
2  Portugal     10–6 1 0 10 6 Q
3  United States 6–10 6–10   0 2 12 20  
Pool B
Rank Team ITA BEL ESP   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Italy     10–6 1 0 10 6 Q
2  Belgium     9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
3  Spain 6–10 7–9   0 2 13 19  

Quarterfinals

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool, unless a match was unnecessary to determine qualification. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to two touches.

Pool A
Rank Team POR ESP CUB GBR   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Portugal     11–5 12–4 2 0 23 9 Q
2  Spain     9–7 11–5 2 0 20 12 Q
3  Cuba 5–11 7–9     0 2 12 20  
4  Great Britain 4–12 5–11     0 2 9 23  
Pool B

The United States won the match against Switzerland on touches, 21 to 19.

Rank Team BEL USA SUI   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Belgium     13–3 1 0 13 3 Q
2  United States     8–8 1 0 8 8 Q
3  Switzerland 3–13 8–8   0 2 11 21  
Pool C
Rank Team FRA ITA NED   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  France     13–3 1 0 13 3 Q
2  Italy     10–6 1 0 10 6 Q
3  Netherlands 3–13 6–10   0 2 9 23  

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool, unless a match was unnecessary to determine qualification. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to two touches.

Pool A

The Spain vs. Norway match was tied on bouts, 8 to 8, and touches, 19 to 19, so was scored as a draw.

Rank Team ESP ITA NOR   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Spain   9–7 8–8 1.5 0.5 17 15 Q
2  Italy 7–9   9–7 1 1 16 16 Q
3  Norway 8–8 7–9   0.5 1.5 15 17  
Pool B
Rank Team BEL GBR ARG   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Belgium     11–5 1 0 11 5 Q
2  Great Britain     9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
3  Argentina 5–11 7–9   0 2 12 20  
Pool C
Rank Team FRA USA SWE   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  France     13–3 1 0 13 3 Q
2  United States     9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
3  Sweden 3–13 7–9   0 2 10 22  
Pool D

Portugal received the top rank over the Netherlands on touches received, 56 to 60. Uruguay topped Denmark, 64 to 65.

Rank Team POR NED URU DEN   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Portugal   6–10 10–6 10–6 2 1 26 22 Q
2  Netherlands 10–6   9–7 7–9 2 1 26 22 Q
3  Uruguay 6–10 7–9   9–7 1 2 22 26  
4  Denmark 6–10 9–7 7–9   1 2 22 26  
Pool E
Rank Team SUI CUB GRE   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Switzerland     12–4 1 0 12 4 Q
2  Cuba     9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
3  Greece 4–12 7–9   0 2 11 21  

Rosters

Each team could have up to eight members. Four were selected for each match.
Argentina
  • Luis Lucchetti
  • Pedro Nazar
  • Wenceslao Paunero
  • Cipriano Pons
Greece
  • Konstantinos Kotzias
  • Konstantinos Nikolopoulos
  • Evangelos Skotidas
  • Tryfon Triantafyllakos
Sweden
  • Gustaf Dyrssen
  • Carl Gripenstedt
  • Nils Hellsten
  • Gustaf Lindblom
  • Bertil Uggla
Spain
  • Félix de Pomés
  • Juan Delgado
  • Diego Díez
  • Domingo García
  • Jesús López de Lara
  • Miguel Zabalza
Belgium
  • Paul Anspach
  • Joseph De Craecker
  • Fernand de Montigny
  • Charles Delporte
  • Ernest Gevers
  • Léon Tom
Italy
  • Giulio Basletta
  • Marcello Bertinetti
  • Giovanni Canova
  • Vincenzo Cuccia
  • Virgilio Mantegazza
  • Oreste Moricca
Cuba
  • Eduardo Alonso
  • Ramón Fonst
  • Afonso López
  • Ramíro Mañalich
  • Osvaldo Miranda
  • Salvador Quesada
Netherlands
  • Wouter Brouwer
  • Jan de Beaufort
  • Adrianus de Jong
  • Willem Hubert
  • Pieter van Boven
  • Henri Wijnoldy-Daniëls
Switzerland
  • John Albaret
  • Constantin Antoniades
  • Eugène Empeyta
  • Frédéric Fitting
  • Henri Jacquet
Denmark
  • Jens Berthelsen
  • Ivan Osiier
  • Peter Ryefelt
  • Viggo Stilling-Andersen
Norway
  • Sigurd Akre
  • Johan Falkenberg
  • Raoul Heide
  • Frithjof Lorentzen
Uruguay
  • Héctor Belo Herrera
  • Santos Ferreira
  • Domingo Mendy
  • Conrado Rolando
United States
  • George Breed
  • George Calnan
  • Arthur Lyon
  • Allen Milner
  • William Russell
  • Leon Shore
  • Donald Waldhaus
Portugal
  • Henrique da Silveira
  • António de Castro
  • Mário de Lopez
  • Paulo d'Eça
  • Ruimondo Ferro
  • Jorge Paiva
  • Frederico Paredes
  • António Leite
Great Britain
  • Charles Biscoe
  • Archibald Craig
  • Robert Frater
  • Martin Holt
  • Robert Montgomerie
  • Charles Notley
France
  • Georges Buchard
  • Roger Ducret
  • Lucien Gaudin
  • André Labatut
  • Alexandre Lippmann
  • Georgers Tainturier
   

Men's Sabre, Individual

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 16, 1924
Date Finished: July 18, 1924

Competitors 47from 15 nations

Summary

In 1908 and 1912 Hungary's [Jenő Fuchs] had won gold in individual sabre, but in 1920 Italy's [Nedo Nadi] came through for the title. That was the only interruption in Hungarian domination of this event at the Olympics, as they won every other gold medal from 1908-64. But they would be challenged in 1924 by Dutchman [Arie de Jong] who had won the World Championships in 1922 and 1923. De Jong made it to the final, alongside four Italians, three Hungarians, two Frenchmen, [Ivan Osiier] of Denmark, who competed at the Olympics from 1908-48, and Argentine [Horacio Casco], who would finish, not unexpectedly, last in the final. The final pool victor was expected to come from the Hungarians, the Italians, or perhaps de Jong.

But of the 12 finalists, only eight would end up competing in what would become the final pool. The Italians were drawn against each other initially and [Oreste Puliti], by far their top fencer, defeated his three countrymen easily. But the Jury of Appeal, led by Hungarian judge György Kovács, ruled that the Italians had thrown their matches to Puliti to allow him a better chance to win gold. Puliti was incensed and threatened to cane Kovács, which caused the Jury to disqualify Puliti. The other three Italians then withdrew in protest, and the final proceeded without the four Italians. The anti-climactic final was actually quite close with three fencers – [Sándor Posta] (HUN), [Roger Ducret] (FRA), and [János Garay] (HUN) winning five bouts and meeting in a barrage for the medals, which Posta won by defeating both Ducret and Garay. Ducret's silver medal gave him five medals in five events (he skipped team sabre) in Paris, with three golds – team foil and épée and individual foil.

Two days after the event Puliti saw Kovács at a music hall and resumed berating him. Kovács tried to avoid a scene by telling Puliti he could not understand Italian, so Puliti struck him in the face with his fist and said that perhaps he understood that. The men were separated and a formal duel was proposed.

The two combatants met again four months later at Nagykanizsa in southwestern Hungary, near the current Serbian border. The duel lasted for an hour, at which time the two were stopped by spectators who were concerned about the many wounds the two had received. Puliti and Kovács then shook hands and honor was restored.

The IOC convened a Jury of Honor to investigate this incident, an incident in men's foil team, and several incidents in boxing also involving bad sportsmanship. The Jury of Honor issued a report in March of 1925 banning Puliti from any further Olympic competition. Two years later, the Italian fencing federation asked for this decision to be reconsidered saying that Puliti had only been following the instructions of his team captain. Puliti was allowed to compete in the 1928 Olympics where he competed in the individual foil competition, finishing fourth, and was a member of the Italian foil team that won the gold medal and sabre team that won a silver medal.

The men's sabre was one of seven fencing events on the Fencing at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the seventh appearance of the event, the only fencing event to have been on the programme at every Games.

The competition was held from Tuesday July 16, 1924 to Thursday July 18, 1924. 47 fencers from 15 nations competed.

Italian Oreste Puliti was disqualified when the other Italian fencers in the final were accused of conspiring to lose to him in order to inflate his score. This led to Puliti assaulting or threatening to assault a Hungarian judge, Gyorgy Kovacs, and 4 months later the two duelled with real swords. The duel ended in a draw.

Final

Rank Fencer SP RD JG ZS AdJ IO GC HC   W L TF TA Tiebreak
SP RD JG ZS AdJ IO GC   W L TF TA
1st, gold medalist(s)  Sándor Pósta (HUN)   4–1 3–4 4–3 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 5 2 26 20   4–0 4–1         2 0 8 1
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Roger Ducret (FRA) 1–4   4–2 4–3 1–4 4–1 4–3 4–1 5 2 22 18 0–4   4–3         1 1 4 7
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  János Garai (HUN) 4–3 2–4   4–2 4–2 1–4 4–3 4–2 5 2 23 20 1–4 3–4           0 2 4 8
4  Zoltán Schenker (HUN) 3–4 3–4 2–4   4–3 4–0 4–3 4–3 4 3 24 21         4–3     1 0 4 3
5  Adrianus de Jong (NED) 3–4 4–1 2–4 3–4   4–3 4–3 4–2 4 3 24 21       3–4       0 1 3 4
6  Ivan Osiier (DEN) 4–3 1–4 4–1 0–4 3–4   0–4 3–4 2 5 15 24             4–2 1 0 4 2
7  Georges Conraux (FRA) 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 4–0   4–2 2 5 23 22           2–4   0 1 2 4
8  Horacio Casco (ARG) 2–4 1–4 2–4 3–4 2–4 4–3 2–4   1 6 16 27               N/A
 Oreste Puliti (ITA)                 Disqualified               N/A
 Marcello Bertinetti (ITA)                 Did not start               N/A
 Bino Bini (ITA)                 Did not start               N/A
 Giulio Sarrocchi (ITA)                 Did not start               N/A

Semifinals

The top four fencers in each pool advanced. Bouts were to four touches. Bout record was the primary determiner of rank; ties were broken first by the number of times touched, then by touches scored, and then by a tiebreaker pool if the fencers were still tied.

Pool A
Rank Fencer BB IO JG GC OvT CM JM CR PM ES   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Bino Bini (ITA)   4–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 4–0 4–0 4–1   7 1 31 15 Q
2  Ivan Osiier (DEN) 2–4   4–2 4–2 4–3 4–2 4–1 4–1 4–3   7 1 30 18 Q
3  János Garai (HUN) 3–4 2–4   4–2 4–2 4–3 4–2 4–1 4–3   6 2 29 21 Q
4  Georges Conraux (FRA) 4–3 2–4 2–4   4–1 4–2 2–4 4–2 4–2   5 3 26 22 Q
5  Ödön von Tersztyánszky (HUN) 3–4 3–4 2–4 1–4   4–2 4–0 4–2 4–2   4 4 25 22  
6  Carmelo Merlo (ARG) 2–4 2–4 3–4 2–4 2–4   4–1 4–2 4–2   3 5 23 25  
7  Jules Maés (BEL) 0–4 1–4 2–4 4–2 0–4 1–4   3–4 4–1   2 6 15 27  
8  Conrado Rolando (URU) 0–4 1–4 1–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 4–3   4–1   2 6 16 28  
9  Pedro Mendy (URU) 1–4 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 1–4 1–4     0 8 15 32  
 Edgar Seligman (GBR)                     Did not finish  
Pool B
Rank Fencer RD MB ZS AdJ RS OB RD DM LC   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Roger Ducret (FRA)   2–4 4–2 4–2 4–1 4–2 4–2 4–1 4–3 7 1 30 17 Q
2  Marcello Bertinetti (ITA) 4–2   2–4 3–4 4–0 4–3 4–3 4–1 4–0 6 2 29 17 Q
3  Zoltán Schenker (HUN) 2–4 4–2   4–3 1–4 4–3 4–3 4–1 4–0 6 2 27 20 Q
4  Adrianus de Jong (NED) 2–3 4–3 3–4   4–0 3–4 4–0 4–0 4–2 5 3 28 16 Q
5  Raúl Sola (ARG) 1–4 0–4 4–1 0–4   4–2 3–4 4–0 4–2 4 4 20 21  
6  Omer Berck (BEL) 2–4 3–4 3–4 4–3 2–4   4–0 4–1 3–4 3 5 25 24  
7  Robin Dalglish (GBR) 2–4 3–4 3–4 0–4 4–3 0–4   4–0 4–1 3 5 20 24  
8  Domingo Mendy (URU) 1–4 1–4 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–4 0–4   4–1 1 7 8 29  
9  Laurence Castner (USA) 3–4 0–4 0–4 2–4 2–4 4–3 1–4 1–4   1 7 13 31  
Pool C
Rank Fencer OP SP HC GS HB RF MP MvD KK   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Oreste Puliti (ITA)   4–2 2–4 4–1 4–3 4–2 4–1 4–1 4–1 7 1 30 15 Q
2  Sándor Pósta (HUN) 2–4   4–3 2–4 4–2 4–0 4–2 4–2 4–3 6 2 28 20 Q
3  Horacio Casco (ARG) 4–2 3–4   1–4 2–4 4–0 4–2 4–1 4–0 5 3 26 17 Q
4  Giulio Sarrocchi (ITA) 1–4 4–2 4–1   4–3 0–4 4–2 3–4 4–1 5 3 24 21 Q
5  Héctor Belo (URU) 3–4 2–4 4–2 3–4   4–1 4–3 4–0 3–4 4 4 27 22  
6  Robert Feyerick (BEL) 2–4 0–4 0–4 4–0 1–4   4–3 4–2 4–3 4 4 19 24  
7  Marc Perrodon (FRA) 1–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 3–4 3–4   4–3 4–0 2 6 21 27  
8  Maarten van Dulm (NED) 1–4 2–4 1–4 4–3 0–4 2–4 3–4   4–0 2 6 17 27  
9  Konstantinos Kotzias (GRE) 1–4 3–4 0–4 1–4 4–3 3–4 0–4 0–4   1 7 12 31  

Quarterfinals

The top four fencers in each pool advanced. Bouts were to four touches. Bout record was the primary determiner of rank; ties were broken first by the number of times touched, then by touches scored, and then by a tiebreaker pool if the fencers were still tied.

Pool A
Rank Fencer HC JM CR BB CE EG SM   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Horacio Casco (ARG)   2–4 4–3 1–4 4–1 4–2 4–3 4 2 19 17 Q
2  Jules Maés (BEL) 4–2   3–4 4–3 0–4 4–2 4–3 4 2 19 18 Q
3  Conrado Rolando (URU) 3–4 4–3   0–4 4–3 4–2 4–2 4 2 19 18 Q
4  Bino Bini (ITA) 4–1 3–4 4–0   3–4 1–4 4–1 3 3 19 14 Q
5  Cornelis Ekkart (NED) 1–4 4–0 3–4 4–3   3–4 4–0 3 3 19 15  
6  Ernest Gignoux (USA) 2–4 2–4 2–4 4–1 4–3   4–1 3 3 18 17  
7  Svend Munck (DEN) 3–4 3–4 2–4 1–4 0–4 1–4   0 6 10 24  
Pool B

Sola beat Kershaw 4–2 in the tiebreaker.

Rank Fencer HB SP GC RS CK CA JB   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Héctor Belo (URU)   4–2 3–4 4–1 2–4 4–2 4–1 4 2 21 14 Q
2  Sándor Pósta (HUN) 2–4   4–2 4–2 4–1 2–4 4–3 4 2 20 16 Q
3  Georges Conraux (FRA) 4–3 2–4   3–4 4–3 4–3 4–1 4 2 21 18 Q
4  Raúl Sola (ARG) 1–4 2–4 4–3   4–2 3–4 4–2 3 3 18 19 Q
5  Cecil Kershaw (GBR) 4–2 1–4 3–4 2–4   4–3 4–2 3 3 18 19  
6  Charles Acke (BEL) 2–4 4–2 3–4 4–3 3–4   0–4 2 4 16 21  
7  Jens Berthelsen (DEN) 1–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 2–4 4–0   1 5 13 20  
Pool C
Rank Fencer RD IO RD ZS JvdW CM MT   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Roger Ducret (FRA)   4–1 4–2 4–2 4–3 4–1 4–2 6 0 24 11 Q
2  Ivan Osiier (DEN) 1–4   4–0 0–4 4–3 4–1 4–2 4 2 17 14 Q
3  Robin Dalglish (GBR) 2–4 0–4   4–0 1–4 4–3 4–0 3 3 15 15 Q
4  Zoltán Schenker (HUN) 2–4 4–0 0–4   4–3 3–4 4–1 3 3 17 16 Q
5  Jan van der Wiel (NED) 3–4 3–4 4–1 3–4   4–3 4–1 3 3 21 17  
6  Chauncey McPherson (USA) 1–4 1–4 3–4 4–3 3–4   4–1 2 4 16 20  
7  Manuel Toledo (ESP) 2–4 2–4 0–4 1–4 1–4 1–4   0 6 7 24  
Pool D
Rank Fencer OP RF ES DM AP JG   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Oreste Puliti (ITA)   4–3 4–1 4–0 4–1 4–0 5 0 20 5 Q
2  Robert Feyerick (BEL) 3–4   4–2 4–1 4–3 4–3 4 1 19 13 Q
3  Edgar Seligman (GBR) 1–4 2–4   4–1 4–3 4–0 3 2 15 12 Q
4  Domingo Mendy (URU) 0–4 1–4 1–4   4–3 4–0 2 3 10 15 Q
5  Arturo Ponce (ARG) 1–4 3–4 3–4 3–4   4–1 1 4 14 17  
6  Julio González (ESP) 0–4 3–4 0–4 0–4 1–4   0 5 4 20  
Pool E
Rank Fencer GS OvT MP CM AC AL FG IG   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Giulio Sarrocchi (ITA)   2–4 4–1 4–3 4–3 4–1 4–1 4–1 6 1 26 14 Q
2  Ödön von Tersztyánszky (HUN) 4–2   3–4 4–1 4–2 4–2 4–3 4–1 6 1 27 15 Q
3  Marc Perrodon (FRA) 1–4 4–3   4–2 4–2 4–3 4–3 4–0 6 1 25 17 Q
4  Carmelo Merlo (ARG) 3–4 1–4 2–4   4–0 4–1 4–1 4–3 4 3 22 17 Q
5  Archibald Corble (GBR) 3–4 2–4 2–4 0–4   4–1 4–2 4–1 3 4 19 20  
6  Arthur Lyon (USA) 1–4 2–4 3–4 1–4 1–4   4–1 2–4 1 6 14 25  
7  Fernando Guillén (ESP) 1–4 3–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 1–4   4–2 1 6 15 26  
8  Ioannis Georgiadis (GRE) 1–4 1–4 0–4 3–4 1–4 4–2 2–4   1 6 12 26  
Pool F
Rank Fencer AdJ KK JG PM SA FB   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Adrianus de Jong (NED)   4–3 4–2 4–0 3–4 4–1 4 1 19 10 Q
2  Konstantinos Kotzias (GRE) 3–4   3–4 4–1 4–2 4–0 3 2 18 11 Q
3  János Garai (HUN) 2–4 4–3   3–4 4–2 4–2 3 2 17 15 Q
4  Pedro Mendy (URU) 0–4 1–4 4–3   3–4 4–1 2 3 12 16 Q
5  Sigurd Akre (NOR) 4–3 2–4 2–4 4–3   1–4 2 3 13 18  
6  Fuat Balkan (TUR) 1–4 0–4 2–4 1–4 4–1   1 4 8 17  
Pool G
Rank Fencer OB MB LC MvD RF JdO   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Omer Berck (BEL)   3–4 4–1 4–2 4–1 4–2 4 1 19 10 Q
2  Marcello Bertinetti (ITA) 4–3   3–4 4–1 4–3 4–1 4 1 19 12 Q
3  Laurence Castner (USA) 1–4 4–3   4–3 3–4 4–2 3 2 16 16 Q
4  Maarten van Dulm (NED) 2–4 1–4 3–4   4–1 4–1 2 3 14 14 Q
5  Rafael Fernández (CHI) 1–4 3–4 4–3 1–4   4–1 2 3 13 16  
6  Julián de Olivares (ESP) 2–4 1–4 2–4 1–4 1–4   0 5 7 20  

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Sándor Pósta 35 Hungary HUN Gold  
2 Roger Ducret 36 France FRA Silver  
3 János Garay 35 Hungary HUN Bronze  
4 Zoltán Schenker 43 Hungary HUN    
5 Arie de Jong 41 Netherlands NED    
6 Ivan Osiier 35 Denmark DEN    
7 Georges Conraux   France FRA    
8 Horacio Casco   Argentina ARG    
DNS r3/3 Marcello Bertinetti 39 Italy ITA    
DNS r3/3 Bino Bini 24 Italy ITA    
DNS r3/3 Oreste Puliti 33 Italy ITA    
DNS r3/3 Giulio Sarrocchi 36 Italy ITA    
5 p1 r2/3 Ödön von Tersztyánszky 34 Hungary HUN    
5 p2 r2/3 Raúl Sola   Argentina ARG    
5 p3 r2/3 Héctor Belo   Uruguay URU    
6 p1 r2/3 Carmelo Merlo 42 Argentina ARG    
6 p2 r2/3 Omer Berck 29 Belgium BEL    
6 p3 r2/3 Robert Feyerick 32 Belgium BEL    
7 p1 r2/3 Jules Maes   Belgium BEL    
7 p2 r2/3 Robin Dalglish 43 Great Britain GBR    
7 p3 r2/3 Marc Perrodon 45 France FRA    
8 p1 r2/3 Conrado Rolando 19 Uruguay URU    
8 p2 r2/3 Domingo Mendy   Uruguay URU    
8 p3 r2/3 Maarten van Dulm 44 Netherlands NED    
9 p1 r2/3 Pedro Mendy   Uruguay URU    
9 p2 r2/3 Bill Castner 22 United States USA    
9 p3 r2/3 Kostas Kotzias 31 Greece GRE    
AC p1 r2/3 Edgar Seligman 57 Great Britain GBR   DNF
5 p1 r1/3 Cornelis Ekkart 31 Netherlands NED    
5 p2 r1/3 Cecil Kershaw 29 Great Britain GBR    
5 p3 r1/3 Jan van der Wiel 31 Netherlands NED    
5 p4 r1/3 Arturo Ponce   Argentina ARG    
5 p5 r1/3 Archie Corble 40 Great Britain GBR    
5 p6 r1/3 Sigurd Akre-Aas 26 Norway NOR    
5 p7 r1/3 Rafael Fernández 27 Chile CHI    
6 p1 r1/3 Ernest Gignoux 49 United States USA    
6 p2 r1/3 Charles Acke   Belgium BEL    
6 p3 r1/3 Chauncey McPherson 32 United States USA    
6 p4 r1/3 Julio González   Spain ESP    
6 p5 r1/3 Arthur Lyon 47 United States USA    
6 p6 r1/3 Fuat Balkan 36 Turkey TUR    
6 p7 r1/3 Julián, Marquis de Murrieta 28 Spain ESP    
7 p1 r1/3 Svend Aage Munck 25 Denmark DEN    
7 p2 r1/3 Jens Berthelsen 33 Denmark DEN    
7 p3 r1/3 Manuel Toledo 44 Spain ESP    
7 p5 r1/3 Fernando Guillén   Spain ESP    
8 p5 r1/3 Ioannis Georgiadis 48 Greece GRE    

Men's Sabre, Team

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 12, 1924
Date Finished: July 15, 1924

Competitors 80from 14 nations

Summary

Hungary won the gold medal in this event 9 of 11 times between 1908 and 1960, but Italy was the defending champion, having won in 1920. The two teams made it to the round-robin final, along with Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands, who were regarded as afterthoughts for the gold medal. The gold medal match came down to Italy vs. Hungary, as expected, and it was dearly fought. The teams tied, each winning eight bouts, and the match, and the gold medal, was decided on touches delivered, with Italy ahead, 50-46. The bronze medal came down to the Netherlands defeating Czechoslovakia, 9-7, in their match. It would be 1964 before another nation besides Hungary would win the gold medal in Olympic team sabre.

The men's team sabre was one of seven fencing events on the Fencing at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event.

The competition was held from Friday July 12, 1924, to Monday July 15, 1924. 14 teams, composed of 80 fencers, competed.

Final

Each team played each other team. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to four touches. Italy beat Hungary on touches, 50 to 46, in a match that was the difference in the gold medal standings.

Rank Team ITA HUN NED TCH   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses
1st, gold medalist(s)  Italy   8–8 9–7 11–5 3 0 28 20
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Hungary 8–8   14–2 11–5 2 1 33 15
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands 7–9 2–14   9–7 1 2 18 30
4  Czechoslovakia 5–11 5–11 7–9   0 3 17 31

Semifinals

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool, unless the match was unnecessary to decide qualification. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to four touches.

Pool A

Czechoslovakia beat Argentina on touches, 47 to 45.

Rank Team ITA TCH ARG   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Italy     14–2 1 0 14 2 Q
2  Czechoslovakia     8–8 1 0 8 8 Q
3  Argentina 2–14 8–8   0 2 10 22  
Pool B
Rank Team HUN NED FRA   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Hungary     10–6 1 0 10 6 Q
2  Netherlands     9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
3  France 6–10 7–9   0 2 13 19  

Quarterfinals

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool, unless a match was unnecessary to determine qualification. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to four touches.

Pool A

Italy beat Belgium on touches, 50 to 46.

Rank Team HUN ITA BEL USA   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Hungary     10–6 14–2 2 0 24 8 Q
2  Italy     8–8 12–4 2 0 20 12 Q
3  Belgium 6–10 8–8     0 2 14 18  
4  United States 2–14 4–12     0 2 6 26  
Pool B
Rank Team ARG NED ESP   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Argentina   10–6 13–3 2 0 23 9 Q
2  Netherlands 6–10   12–4 1 1 18 14 Q
3  Spain 3–13 4–12   0 2 7 25  
Pool C

France beat Czechoslovakia on touches, 49 to 43.

Rank Team FRA TCH DEN   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  France   8–8 10–6 2 0 18 14 Q
2  Czechoslovakia 8–8   12–4 1 1 20 12 Q
3  Denmark 6–10 4–12   0 2 10 22  

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced. Each team played each other team in its pool, unless a match was unnecessary to determine qualification. Each team match included 16 bouts: four fencers from one team faced four fencers from the other team once apiece. Bouts were to four touches.

Pool A
Rank Team ITA TCH GRE   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Italy   11–5 14–2 2 0 25 7 Q
2  Czechoslovakia 5–11   10–6 1 1 15 17 Q
3  Greece 2–14 6–10   0 2 8 24  
Pool B
Rank Team NED USA URU POL   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Netherlands   10–6 9–7 16–0 3 0 35 13 Q
2  United States 6–10   9–7 12–4 2 1 27 21 Q
3  Uruguay 7–9 7–9     0 2 14 18  
4  Poland 0–16 4–12     0 2 4 28  
Pool C
Rank Team FRA ESP   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  France     Walkover Q
 Spain     Walkover Q
Pool D
Rank Team HUN DEN GBR   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Hungary     15–1 1 0 15 1 Q
2  Denmark     9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
3  Great Britain 1–15 7–9   0 2 8 24  
Pool E
Rank Team ARG BEL   Match wins Match losses Bout wins Bout losses Qual.
1  Argentina   9–7 1 0 9 7 Q
2  Belgium 7–9   1 0 7 9 Q

Rosters

Argentina
  • Horacio Casco
  • Carmelo Merlo
  • Arturo Ponce
  • Raúl Sola
  • Santiago Torres
Belgium
  • Charles Delporte
  • Robert Feyerick
  • Félix Goblet
  • Léon Tom
  • Jean-Pierre Willems
Czechoslovakia
  • Alexandr Bárta
  • František Dvořák
  • Josef Jungmann
  • Luděk Opplt
  • Otakar Švorčík
Denmark
  • Jens Berthelsen
  • Einar Levison
  • Svend Munck
  • Ivan Osiier
  • Peter Ryefelt
France
  • Georges Conraux
  • Henri de Saint-Germain
  • Jean Jannekeyn
  • Lionel Lifschitz
  • Marc Perrodon
  • Maurice Taillandier
Greece
  • Ioannis Georgiadis
  • Konstantinos Kotzias
  • Konstantinos Nikolopoulos
  • Tryfon Triantafyllakos
Great Britain
  • Edward Brookfield
  • Archibald Corble
  • Robin Dalglish
  • William Hammond
  • Cecil Kershaw
  • William Marsh
Netherlands
  • Adrianus De Jong
  • Jetze Doorman
  • Hendrik Scherpenhuyzen
  • Jan Van Der Wiel
  • Maarten Van Dulm
  • Henri Wyjnoldy-Daniels
Spain
  • Julián de Olivares
  • Julio González
  • Fernando Guillén
  • Jesús López de Lara
  • Jaime Mela
Italy
  • Renato Anselmi
  • Guido Balzarini
  • Marcello Bertinetti
  • Bino Bini
  • Vincenzo Cuccia
  • Oreste Moricca
  • Oreste Puliti
  • Giulio Sarrocchi
Hungary
  • László Berti
  • János Garay
  • Sándor Pósta
  • József Rády
  • Zoltán Schenker
  • László Széchy
  • Ödön Tersztyanszky
  • Jenö Uhlyarik
United States
  • Laurence Castner
  • Edwin Fullinwider
  • Ernest Gignoux
  • Arthur Lyon
  • Chauncey McPherson
  • Joseph Parker
  • Albert Strauss
  • Harold Van Buskirk
Uruguay
  • Héctor Belo
  • Santos Ferreira
  • Domingo Mendy
  • Pedro Mendy
  • Conrado Rolando
Poland
  • Alfred Ader
  • Adam Papée
  • Konrad Winkler
  • Jerzy Zabielski
 

Women's Foil, Individual

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 2, 1924
Date Finished: July 4, 1924

Competitors 25from 9 nations

Summary

This was the début for women's fencing at the Olympics, with 25 fencers from nine nations contesting the individual foil. Two rounds of round-robin pools qualified six fencers for the final, with three Danes, two Brits, and a lone Hungarian ([Gizella Tary]) meeting to decide the medals. Denmark's [Ellen Osiier] won the gold medal, winning all 16 of her bouts in the three rounds. This was the only major title for Osiier, who never won a world nor a Danish title. Her husband was [Ivan Osiier], who competed at the Olympics over a span of 40 years – 1908-48. The silver medal went to Britain's [Gladys Davies], with Osiier's teammate, [Grete Heckscher], taking bronze.

The women's foil was one of seven fencing events on the Fencing at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time an Olympic fencing competition was held for women.

The competition was held from Tuesday July 2, 1924, to Thursday July 4, 1924. 25 fencers from 9 nations competed.

Final

Bouts were to five touches.

Rank Fencer EO GD GH MF YB GT   Wins Losses Touches Touched
1st, gold medalist(s)  Ellen Osiier (DEN)   5–3 5–3 5–2 5–4 5–2 5 0 25 14
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Gladys Davis (GBR) 3–5   5–4 5–2 5–4 5–1 4 1 23 16
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Grete Heckscher (DEN) 3–5 4–5   5–3 5–3 5–0 3 2 22 16
4  Muriel Freeman (GBR) 2–5 2–5 3–5   5–3 5–1 2 3 17 19
5  Yutta Barding (DEN) 4–5 4–5 3–5 3–5   5–2 1 4 19 22
6  Gizella Tary (HUN) 2–5 1–5 0–5 1–5 2–5   0 5 6 25

Semifinals

The top three fencers in each pool advanced. Bouts were to five touches. Times touched was the first tie-breaker if fencers had equal records for their bouts.

Pool A
Rank Fencer EO MF YB HO GD FT   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Ellen Osiier (DEN)   5–2 5–1 5–2 5–3 5–2 5 0 25 10 Q
2  Muriel Freeman (GBR) 2–5   5–1 5–2 5–4 5–3 4 1 22 15 Q
3  Yutta Barding (DEN) 1–5 1–5   5–3 5–1 4–5 2 3 16 19 Q
4  Hanna Olsen (SWE) 2–5 2–5 3–5   5–4 5–1 2 3 17 20  
5  Gladys Daniell (GBR) 3–5 4–5 1–5 4–5   5–0 1 4 17 20  
6  Fernande Tassy (FRA) 2–5 3–5 5–4 1–5 0–5   1 4 11 24  
Pool B
Rank Fencer GD GH GT LP EF EH   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Gladys Davis (GBR)   5–4 5–2 5–4 5–3 5–2 5 0 25 15 Q
2  Grete Heckscher (DEN) 4–5   5–1 5–2 5–1 5–1 4 1 24 10 Q
3  Gizella Tary (HUN) 2–5 1–5   5–3 5–4 5–1 3 2 18 18 Q
4  Lucienne Prost (FRA) 4–5 2–5 3–5   5–3 5–0 2 3 19 18  
5  E. Fitting (SUI) 3–5 1–5 4–5 3–5   5–3 1 4 16 23  
6  Ellen Hamilton (SWE) 1–5 1–5 1–5 0–5 3–5   0 5 6 25  

Quarterfinals

The top three fencers in each pool advanced. Bouts were to five touches. Times touched was the first tie-breaker if fencers had equal records for their bouts.

Pool A
Rank Fencer EO GD EF EH YC IH JS-dJ   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Ellen Osiier (DEN)   5–2 5–4 5–0 5–3 5–1 5–0 6 0 30 10 Q
2  Gladys Davis (GBR) 2–5   5–2 5–3 5–2 2–5 5–0 4 2 24 17 Q
3  E. Fitting (SUI) 4–5 2–5   3–5 5–2 5–4 5–1 3 3 24 22 Q
4  Elsa Hellquist (SWE) 0–5 3–5 5–3   4–5 5–4 5–1 3 3 22 23  
5  Yvonne Conte (FRA) 3–5 2–5 2–5 5–4   5–4 5–2 3 3 22 25  
6  Irma Hopper (USA) 1–5 5–2 4–5 4–5 4–5   5–2 2 4 23 24  
7  Johanna Stokhuyzen-de Jong (NED) 0–5 0–5 1–5 1–5 2–5 2–5   0 6 6 30  
Pool B
Rank Fencer LP MF HO IB AA-M JM   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Lucienne Prost (FRA)   4–5 5–2 5–0 5–2 5–1 4 1 24 10 Q
2  Muriel Freeman (GBR) 5–4   4–5 5–1 5–1 5–3 4 1 24 12 Q
3  Hanna Olsen (SWE) 2–5 5–4   1–5 5–1 5–2 3 2 18 17 Q
4  Ingeborg Buhl (DEN) 0–5 1–5 5–1   5–4 4–5 2 3 15 20  
5  Adriana Admiraal-Meijerink (NED) 2–5 1–5 1–5 4–5   5–2 1 4 13 22  
6  Jeanne Morgenthaler (SUI) 1–5 3–5 2–5 5–4 2–5   1 4 13 24  
Pool C
Rank Fencer GD EH JB MB JdB WD   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Gladys Daniell (GBR)   5–1 5–3 5–0 5–2 5–0 5 0 25 6 Q
2  Ellen Hamilton (SWE) 1–5   3–5 5–2 5–1 5–1 3 2 19 14 Q
3  Yutta Barding (DEN) 3–5 5–3   4–5 5–2 5–0 3 2 22 15 Q
4  Michele Bory (FRA) 0–5 2–5 5–4   5–3 5–1 3 2 17 18  
5  Johanna de Boer (NED) 2–5 1–5 2–5 3–5   5–0 1 4 13 20  
6  Wanda Dubieńska (POL) 0–5 1–5 0–5 1–5 0–5   0 5 2 25  
Pool D
Rank Fencer GH FT GT AG SB AW   Wins Losses Touches Touched Qual.
1  Grete Heckscher (DEN)   5–1 5–0 5–4 5–3 5–2 5 0 25 10 Q
2  Fernande Tassy (FRA) 1–5   4–5 5–2 5–2 5–3 3 2 20 17 Q
3  Gizella Tary (HUN) 0–5 5–4   5–4 2–5 5–2 3 2 17 20 Q
4  Adelaide Gehrig (USA) 4–5 2–5 4–5   5–4 5–3 2 3 20 22  
5  S. Bonnard (SUI) 3–5 2–5 5–2 4–5   3–5 1 4 17 22  
6  Alice Walker (GBR) 2–5 3–5 2–5 3–5 5–3   1 4 15 23  

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Ellen Osiier 33 Denmark DEN Gold  
2 Gladys Davis 30 Great Britain GBR Silver  
3 Grete Heckscher 22 Denmark DEN Bronze  
4 Muriel Freeman 26 Great Britain GBR    
5 Yutta Barding 43 Denmark DEN    
6 Gizella Tary 39 Hungary HUN    
4 p1 r2/3 Hanna Olsen 34 Sweden SWE    
4 p2 r2/3 Lucienne Prost   France FRA    
5 p1 r2/3 Gladys Daniell   Great Britain GBR    
5 p2 r2/3 Emma Fitting 23 Switzerland SUI    
6 p1 r2/3 Fernande Tassy   France FRA    
6 p2 r2/3 Ellen Hamilton 34 Sweden SWE    
4 p1 r1/3 Elsa Hellquist 37 Sweden SWE    
4 p2 r1/3 Ingeborg Buhl 44 Denmark DEN    
4 p3 r1/3 Marcelle Bory   France FRA    
4 p4 r1/3 Adeline Gehrig 36 United States USA    
5 p1 r1/3 Yvonne Conte   France FRA    
5 p2 r1/3 Adriana Admiraal-Meijerink 30 Netherlands NED    
5 p3 r1/3 Jo de Boer 23 Netherlands NED    
5 p4 r1/3 Suzanne Bonnard   Switzerland SUI    
6 p1 r1/3 Irma Hopper 33 United States USA    
6 p2 r1/3 Jeanne Morgenthaler   Switzerland SUI    
6 p3 r1/3 Wanda Dubieńska 28 Poland POL    
6 p4 r1/3 Alice Walker   Great Britain GBR    
7 p1 r1/3 Johanna Stokhuyzen-de Jong 28 Netherlands NED    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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