Fencing at the 1896 Summer Olympics
At the 1896 Summer Olympics, three fencing events were contested at the Zappeion. They were prepared and organized by the Sub-Committee for Fencing. The épée event for men was cancelled. All fencing was done to three touches. Events were held on 7 April and 9 April 1896. 15 athletes from four nations competed; 8 fencers from 3 nations won one medal each.
at the Games of the I Olympiad
The final sword match 1896 Summer Olympics
|No. of events||3 (3 men, 0 women)|
|Competitors||15 from 4 nations|
These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal.
A total of 15 fencers from four nations competed at the Athens Games:
|Totals (3 nations)||3||3||2||8|
Sub-Committee for FencingEdit
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