1969 World Fencing Championships

The 1969 World Fencing Championships were held in Havana, Cuba. The event took place from September 30 to October 12, 1969, at the Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum.[1]

1969 World Championships in Fencing
Host cityCuba Havana, Cuba

OverviewEdit

The Havana World championships were the third straight major fencing event held in the Americas after the 1967 edition in Montreal and the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico. Cuba gave the competition political overtones, including it in the celebrations for the ten years of the Cuban Revolution. Fencing was also stopped on 8 October for a commemoration of the anniversary of Che Guevara's death.[2] The United States, who do not have formal diplomatic relations with Cuba, sent a restricted delegation of 25 fencers. The competition was also marred by numerous failures of the electrical apparatus to the heat and humidity.[3]

On sportive terms, the championships were dominated by countries of the Eastern Bloc, especially the Soviet Union, who claimed all three men's team titles. Romania earned their first women's world title.

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Event   Gold   Silver   Bronze
Spadă la individual   Bohdan Andrzejewski (POL)   Aleksey Nikanchikov (URS)   Carl von Essen (SWE)
Spadă pe echipe   Soviet Union
Aleksey Nikanchikov
Grigori Kriss
Sergey Paramonov
Igor Valetov
Georgi Zažitski
  Hungary
Győző Kulcsár
Zoltán Nemere
Csaba Fenyvesi
Pál Schmitt
Pál B. Nagy
  Sweden
Carl von Essen
Orvar Jönsson
Hans Jacobson
Lars-Erik Larsson
Rolf Edling
Floretă la individual   Friedrich Wessel (FRG)   Vasyl Stankovych (URS)   Ryszard Parulski (POL)
Floretă pe echipe   Soviet Union
Viktor Putyatin
Yury Sharov
Leonid Romanov
Vasyl Stankovych
German Sveshnikov
  Poland
Ryszard Parulski
Lech Koziejowski
Jerzy Kaczmarek
Marek Dąbrowski
Witold Woyda
  Romania
Ion Drîmbă
Mihai Țiu
Ștefan Haukler
Iuliu Falb
Ștefan Ardeleanu
Sabie la individual   Viktor Sidyak (URS)   János Kalmár (HUN)   Péter Bakonyi (HUN)
Sabie pe echipe   Soviet Union
Viktor Sidyak
Mark Rakita
Vladimir Nazlymov
Eduard Vinokurov
Umyar Mavlikhanov
  Poland
Jerzy Pawłowski
Józef Nowara
Zygmunt Kawecki
Krzysztof Grzegorek
Janusz Majewski
  Hungary
Péter Bakonyi
János Kalmár
Attila Kovács
Tamás Kovács
Miklós Meszéna

WomenEdit

Event   Gold   Silver   Bronze
Floretă la individual   Elena Novikova (URS)   Ileana Drîmbă (ROU)   Svetlana Tširkova (URS)
Floretă pe echipe   Romania
Ileana Drîmbă
Olga Szabo
Maria Vicol
Ana Ene
Suzana Ardeleanu
  Soviet Union
Alexandra Zabelina
Elena Novikova
Svetlana Tširkova
Tatyana Samusenko
Galina Gorokhova
  Hungary
Katalin Kollányi
Judit Ágoston-Mendelényi
Ágnes Simonffy
Mária Szolnoki
Ildikó Rejtő

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)5319
2  Poland (POL)1214
3  Romania (ROU)1113
4  West Germany (FRG)1001
5  Hungary (HUN)0235
6  Sweden (SWE)0022
Totals (6 nations)88824

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records & Results (1987). Fencing World Championships, pages 165-167. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  2. ^ Ottogalli, Six and Théret 2010, p. 70
  3. ^ Ottogalli, Six and Théret 2010, p. 71
  • FIE Results
  • Ottogalli, Cécile; Six, Gérard; Terret, Thierry (2010). Un pour tous, tous pour un. L'histoire des championnats du monde d'escrime. Paris: Le Cherche Midi. p. 70–1. ISBN 978-2-7491-1372-2. WCH.