Fencing at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's épée

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. Nations were limited to four competitors each. The event was won by Charles Delporte of Belgium, the nation's second victory in the individual épée (matching France and Cuba for most among nations). Silver went to Roger Ducret of France. Nils Hellsten earned Sweden's first medal in the event with his bronze.

Men's épée
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Charles Delporte, champion olympique individuel à l'épée en 1924.jpg
Gold medalist Charles Delporte
VenueVélodrome d'hiver
DatesJuly 10–11
Competitors67 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Charles Delporte
 Belgium
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Roger Ducret
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Nils Hellsten
 Sweden
← 1920
1928 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the sixth appearance of the event, which was not held at the first Games in 1896 (with only foil and sabre events held) but has been held at every Summer Olympics since 1900.[1]

Four of the 12 finalists from the 1920 Games returned: gold medalist Armand Massard of France, fourth-place finisher Ernest Gevers of Belgium, ninth-place finisher Gustaf Lindblom of Sweden, and tenth-place finisher Charles Delporte of Belgium. Of the first three World Champions since that event started in 1921, two were present: 1922 champion Raoul Heide of Norway and 1923 (reigning) champion Wouter Brouwer of the Netherlands. (1921 winner Lucien Gaudin competed on the French team in the team event, but was not one of the four fencers in the individual event.)

Uruguay made its debut in the event. Belgium, Great Britain, and the United States each appeared for the fifth time, tied for most among nations.

Competition formatEdit

The competition was held over four rounds. In each round, each pool held a round-robin, with bouts to 1 touch. Double-touches counted as touches against both fencers. The format returned to using barrages to separate fencers tied in the advancement spot (as had been done in 1908), rather than using head-to-head results of bouts already fenced were used (as in 1912 and 1920). The size of the pools remained at the relatively large levels introduced in 1920, with the final and semifinals consisting of 12 fencers each.[1]

  • First round: 7 pools of between 9 and 10 fencers each. The 6 fencers in each pool with the most wins advanced to the quarterfinals.
  • Second round: 4 pools of 10 or 11 fencers each. The 6 fencers in each pool with the most wins advanced to the semifinals.
  • Semifinals: 2 pools of 12 fencers each. The 6 fencers in each pool with the most wins advanced to the final.
  • Final: 1 pool of 12 fencers.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Thursday, 10 July 1924 Round 1
Quarterfinals
Friday, 11 July 1924 Semifinals
Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

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 AEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Ernest Gevers   Belgium 6 3 Q
Gustaf Lindblom   Sweden 6 3 Q
3 George Calnan   United States 5 4 Q
Joseph Misrahi   Egypt 5 4 Q
Frederico Paredes   Portugal 5 4 Q
6 Pieter von Boven   Netherlands 4 5 B
Konstantinos Nikolopoulos   Greece 4 5 B
Viggo Stilling-Andersen   Denmark 4 5 B
9 Johan Falkenberg   Norway 3 6
10 Carlos Miguel   Spain 1 8
Barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
6 Pieter von Boven   Netherlands 2 0 Q
7 Konstantinos Nikolopoulos   Greece 1 1
8 Viggo Stilling-Andersen   Denmark 0 2

Pool BEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Nils Hellsten   Sweden 8 1 Q
2 Renzo Compagna   Italy 7 2 Q
3 Wouter Brouwer   Netherlands 5 4 B
Mário de Lopez   Portugal 5 4 B
Léon Tom   Belgium 5 4 B
Tryfon Triantafyllakos   Greece 5 4 B
Héctor Belo   Uruguay 5 4 B
8 Félix de Pomés   Spain 3 6
9 Frithjof Lorentzen   Norway 1 8
10 Ahmed Hassanein   Egypt 0 9
Barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
3 Wouter Brouwer   Netherlands 2 2 Q
Mário de Lopez   Portugal 2 1 Q
Léon Tom   Belgium 2 1 Q
Tryfon Triantafyllakos   Greece 2 1 Q
7 Héctor Belo   Uruguay 0 3

Pool CEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Charles Delporte   Belgium 7 2 Q
2 Charles Biscoe   Great Britain 6 3 Q
Virgilio Mantegazza   Italy 6 3 Q
4 George Breed   United States 5 4 Q
Carl Gripenstedt   Sweden 5 4 Q
6 Krikor Agathon   Egypt 4 5 B
Domingo Mendy   Uruguay 4 5 B
8 Constantin Antoniades   Switzerland 3 6
9 Josef Jungmann   Czechoslovakia 2 7
Miguel Zabalza   Spain 2 7
Barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
6 Krikor Agathon   Egypt 1 0 Q
7 Domingo Mendy   Uruguay 0 1

Pool DEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Roger Ducret   France 6 2 Q
Robert Frater   Great Britain 6 2 Q
Pedro Nazar   Argentina 6 2 Q
4 Frédéric Fitting   Switzerland 5 3 Q
5 Paul Anspach   Belgium 4 4 Q
Conrado Rolando   Uruguay 4 4 Q
7 Eduardo Alonso   Cuba 2 6
Theodoros Foustanos   Greece 2 6
9 Josef Javůrek   Czechoslovakia 0 8

Pool EEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Eugène Empeyta   Switzerland 6 2 Q
2 Armand Massard   France 5 3 Q
Allen Milner   United States 5 3 Q
Ivan Osiier   Denmark 5 3 Q
5 Martin Holt   Great Britain 4 4 B
Luis Lucchetti   Argentina 4 4 B
Ramíro Mañalich   Cuba 4 4 B
8 Salvador Quesada   Cuba 1 7
9 Santos Ferreira   Uruguay 0 8
Barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
5 Martin Holt   Great Britain 1 0 Q
Luis Lucchetti   Argentina 1 0 Q
7 Ramíro Mañalich   Cuba 0 2

Pool FEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Gaston Cornereau   France 7 1 Q
2 Sigurd Akre   Norway 4 4 Q
Ruimondo Ferro   Portugal 4 4 Q
Willem Hubert   Netherlands 4 4 Q
Wenceslao Paunero   Argentina 4 4 Q
Peter Ryefelt   Denmark 4 4 Q
7 Arthur Lyon   United States 3 5
8 Robert Montgomerie   Great Britain 2 6
Jan Tille   Czechoslovakia 2 6

Pool GEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Domingo García   Spain 8 1 Q
2 Ramón Fonst   Cuba 7 2 Q
3 Georges Buchard   France 5 4 Q
Raoul Heide   Norway 5 4 Q
Henri Jacquet   Switzerland 5 4 Q
6 Bror Lagercrantz   Sweden 4 5 B
Jan de Beaufort   Netherlands 4 5 B
8 Jens Berthelsen   Denmark 2 7
Francisco Bollini   Argentina 2 7
António de Castro   Portugal 2 7
Barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
6 Bror Lagercrantz   Sweden 1 0 Q
7 Jan de Beaufort   Netherlands 0 1

QuarterfinalsEdit

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.

Quarterfinal AEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Charles Delporte   Belgium 7 3 Q
Domingo García   Spain 7 3 Q
Raoul Heide   Norway 7 3 Q
Luis Lucchetti   Argentina 7 3 Q
5 Ivan Osiier   Denmark 6 4 Q
6 Roger Ducret   France 5 5 Q
7 Gustaf Lindblom   Sweden 4 6
8 Krikor Agathon   Egypt 3 7
George Calnan   United States 3 7
Frederico Paredes   Portugal 3 7
11 Martin Holt   Great Britain 2 8

Quarterfinal BEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Ramón Fonst   Cuba 7 2 Q
Carl Gripenstedt   Sweden 7 2 Q
3 Henri Jacquet   Switzerland 6 3 Q
Léon Tom   Belgium 6 3 Q
5 Gaston Cornereau   France 5 4 Q
6 Peter Ryefelt   Denmark 4 5 Q
7 Ruimondo Ferro   Portugal 3 6
8 Wouter Brouwer   Netherlands 2 7
Pedro Nazar   Argentina 2 7
10 George Breed   United States 1 8

Quarterfinal CEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 align=left| Frédéric Fitting   Switzerland 9 1 Q
2 Renzo Compagna   Italy 7 3 Q
3 Paul Anspach   Belgium 6 4 Q
Mário de Lopez   Portugal 6 4 Q
5 Allen Milner   United States 5 5 Q
6 Armand Massard   France 4 6 B
Willem Hubert   Netherlands 4 6 B
Conrado Rolando   Uruguay 4 6 B
9 Tryfon Triantafyllakos   Greece 3 7
10 Robert Frater   Great Britain 2 8
Bror Lagercrantz   Sweden 2 8
Barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
6 Armand Massard   France 2 0 Q
7 Willem Hubert   Netherlands 1 1
8 Conrado Rolando   Uruguay 0 2

Quarterfinal DEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Georges Buchard   France 6 3 Q
Eugène Empeyta   Switzerland 6 3 Q
Ernest Gevers   Belgium 6 3 Q
Nils Hellsten   Sweden 6 3 Q
Virgilio Mantegazza   Italy 6 3 Q
6 Charles Biscoe   Great Britain 4 5 B
Joseph Misrahi   Egypt 4 5 B
Sigurd Akre   Norway 4 5 B
9 Pieter von Boven   Netherlands 1 8
10 Wenceslao Paunero   Argentina 0 9
Barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
6 Charles Biscoe   Great Britain 2 0 Q
7 Joseph Misrahi   Egypt 1 1
8 Sigurd Akre   Norway 0 2

SemifinalsEdit

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.

Semifinal AEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Léon Tom   Belgium 7 4 Q
2 Renzo Compagna   Italy 6 5 Q
Gaston Cornereau   France 6 5 Q
Charles Delporte   Belgium 6 5 Q
Roger Ducret   France 6 5 Q
Nils Hellsten   Sweden 6 5 Q
7 Mário de Lopez   Portugal 5 6
Raoul Heide   Norway 5 6
Luis Lucchetti   Argentina 5 6
10 Henri Jacquet   Switzerland 4 7
Ivan Osiier   Denmark 4 7
12 Frédéric Fitting   Switzerland 3 8

Semifinal BEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Virgilio Mantegazza   Italy 9 2 Q
2 Georges Buchard   France 7 4 Q
Armand Massard   France 7 4 Q
4 Paul Anspach   Belgium 6 5 Q
5 Peter Ryefelt   Denmark 5 6 Q
6 Ernest Gevers   Belgium 4 7 B
Charles Biscoe   Great Britain 4 7 B
Eugène Empeyta   Switzerland 4 7 B
Ramón Fonst   Cuba 4 7 B
Domingo García   Spain 4 7 B
Carl Gripenstedt   Sweden 4 7 B
Allen Milner   United States 4 7 B
Barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
6 Ernest Gevers   Belgium 5 1 Q
7 Charles Biscoe   Great Britain 3 3
Eugène Empeyta   Switzerland 3 3
Ramón Fonst   Cuba 3 3
Domingo García   Spain 3 3
Carl Gripenstedt   Sweden 3 3
12 Allen Milner   United States 1 5

FinalEdit

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 Nation Wins Losses Notes
  Charles Delporte   Belgium 8 3
2 Roger Ducret   France 7 4 B
Nils Hellsten   Sweden 7 4 B
Gaston Cornereau   France 7 4 B
Armand Massard   France 7 4 B
6 Virgilio Mantegazza   Italy 6 5
7 Georges Buchard   France 5 6
Léon Tom   Belgium 5 6
9 Paul Anspach   Belgium 4 7
Peter Ryefelt   Denmark 4 7
11 Renzo Compagna   Italy 2 9
12 Ernest Gevers   Belgium 1 10
First barrage
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
2 Roger Ducret   France 2 1 BA
Nils Hellsten   Sweden 2 1 BA
4 Gaston Cornereau   France 1 2 BB
Armand Massard   France 1 2 BB
Second barrage A
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses
  Roger Ducret   France 1 0
  Nils Hellsten   Sweden 0 1
Second barrage B
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses
4 Gaston Cornereau   France 1 0
5 Armand Massard   France 0 1

Results summaryEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Total
Wins Losses Rank Wins Losses Rank Wins Losses Rank Wins Losses Wins Losses
  Charles Delporte   Belgium 7 2 1st 7 3 1st 6 5 2nd 8 3 28 13
  Roger Ducret   France 6 2 1st 5 5 6th 6 5 2nd 7+2+1 4+1+0 27 17
  Nils Hellsten   Sweden 8 1 1st 6 3 1st 6 5 2nd 7+2+0 4+1+1 29 15
4 Gaston Cornereau   France 7 1 1st 5 4 5th 6 5 2nd 7+1+1 4+2+0 27 16
5 Armand Massard   France 5 3 2nd 4+2 6+0 6th 7 4 2nd 7+1+0 4+2+1 26 20
6 Virgilio Mantegazza   Italy 6 3 2nd 6 3 1st 9 2 1st 6 5 27 13
7 Georges Buchard   France 5 4 3rd 6 3 1st 7 4 2nd 5 6 23 17
Léon Tom   Belgium 5+2 4+1 3rd 6 3 3rd 7 4 1st 5 6 25 18
9 Paul Anspach   Belgium 4 4 5th 6 4 3rd 6 5 4th 4 7 20 20
Peter Ryefelt   Denmark 4 4 2nd 4 5 6th 5 6 5th 4 7 17 22
11 Renzo Compagna   Italy 7 2 2nd 7 3 2nd 6 5 2nd 2 9 22 19
12 Ernest Gevers   Belgium 6 3 1st 6 3 1st 4+5 7+1 6th 1 10 22 24
13 Charles Biscoe   Great Britain 5 3 2nd 4+2 5+0 6th 4+3 7+3 7th Did not advance 18 18
Eugène Empeyta   Switzerland 6 2 1st 6 3 1st 4+3 7+3 7th 19 15
Ramón Fonst   Cuba 7 2 2nd 7 2 1st 4+3 7+3 7th 21 14
Domingo García   Spain 8 1 1st 7 3 1st 4+3 7+3 7th 22 14
Carl Gripenstedt   Sweden 5 4 4th 7 2 1st 4+3 7+3 7th 19 16
Raoul Heide   Norway 5 4 3rd 7 3 1st 5 6 7th 17 13
Mário de Lopez   Portugal 5+2 4+1 3rd 6 4 3rd 5 6 7th 18 15
Luis Lucchetti   Argentina 4+1 4+0 5th 7 3 1st 5 6 7th 17 13
21 Henri Jacquet   Switzerland 5 4 3rd 6 3 3rd 4 7 10th 15 14
Ivan Osiier   Denmark 5 3 2nd 6 4 5th 4 7 10th 15 14
23 Frédéric Fitting   Switzerland 5 3 4th 9 1 1st 3 8 12th 17 12
Allen Milner   United States 5 3 2nd 5 5 5th 4+1 7+5 12th 15 20
25 Ruimondo Ferro   Portugal 4 4 2nd 3 6 7th Did not advance 7 10
Willem Hubert   Netherlands 4 4 2nd 4+1 6+1 7th 9 11
Gustaf Lindblom   Sweden 6 3 1st 4 6 7th 10 9
Joseph Misrahi   Egypt 5 4 3rd 4+1 5+1 7th 10 10
29 Krikor Agathon   Egypt 4+1 5+0 6th 3 7 8th 8 12
Sigurd Akre   Norway 4 4 2nd 4+0 5+2 8th 8 11
Wouter Brouwer   Netherlands 5+2 4+2 3rd 2 7 8th 9 13
George Calnan   United States 5 4 3rd 3 7 8th 8 11
Pedro Nazar   Argentina 6 2 1st 2 7 8th 8 9
Frederico Paredes   Portugal 5 4 3rd 3 7 8th 8 11
Conrado Rolando   Uruguay 4 4 5th 4+0 6+2 8th 8 12
36 Pieter von Boven   Netherlands 4+2 5+0 6th 1 8 9th 7 13
Tryfon Triantafyllakos   Greece 5+2 4+1 3rd 3 7 9th 10 12
38 George Breed   United States 5 4 4th 1 8 10th 6 12
Robert Frater   Great Britain 6 2 1st 2 8 10th 8 10
Bror Lagercrantz   Sweden 4+1 5+0 6th 2 8 10th 7 13
Wenceslao Paunero   Argentina 4 4 2nd 0 9 10th 4 13
42 Martin Holt   Great Britain 4+1 4+0 5th 2 8 11th 7 12
43 Eduardo Alonso   Cuba 2 6 7th Did not advance 2 6
Jan de Beaufort   Netherlands 4+0 5+1 7th 4 6
Héctor Belo   Uruguay 5+0 4+3 7th 5 7
Theodoros Foustanos   Greece 2 6 7th 2 6
Arthur Lyon   United States 3 5 7th 3 5
Ramíro Mañalich   Cuba 4+0 4+2 7th 4 6
Domingo Mendy   Uruguay 4+0 5+1 7th 4 6
Konstantinos Nikolopoulos   Greece 4+1 5+1 7th 5 6
51 Constantin Antoniades   Switzerland 3 6 8th 3 6
Jens Berthelsen   Denmark 2 7 8th 2 7
Francisco Bollini   Argentina 2 7 8th 2 7
António de Castro   Portugal 2 7 8th 2 7
Robert Montgomerie   Great Britain 2 6 8th 2 6
Félix de Pomés   Spain 3 6 8th 3 6
Salvador Quesada   Cuba 1 7 8th 1 7
Viggo Stilling-Andersen   Denmark 4+0 5+2 8th 4 7
Jan Tille   Czechoslovakia 2 6 8th 2 6
60 Johan Falkenberg   Norway 3 6 9th 3 6
Santos Ferreira   Uruguay 0 8 9th 0 8
Josef Javůrek   Czechoslovakia 0 8 9th 0 8
Josef Jungmann   Czechoslovakia 2 7 9th 2 7
Frithjof Lorentzen   Norway 1 8 9th 1 8
Miguel Zabalza   Spain 2 7 9th 2 7
66 Ahmed Hassanein   Egypt 0 9 10th 0 9
Carlos Miguel   Spain 1 8 10th 1 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Épée, Individual, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 8 March 2021.