Fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's sabre

The men's sabre was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the tenth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 14 August 1936 to 15 August 1936. 71 fencers from 26 nations competed.[1][2] Nations were limited to three fencers each. The event was won by Endre Kabos of Hungary, the fourth of nine straight Games in which a Hungarian would win the event. Kabos became the second man to win multiple medals in the individual sabre, adding to his 1932 bronze. Gustavo Marzi of Italy took silver, while Hungarian Aladár Gerevich earned bronze.

Men's sabre
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
DR 1936 614 Olympische Sommerspiele Degenfechten.jpg
German stamp commemorating 1936 Olympic fencing
VenueImperial Sports Field, Berlin
Dates14–15 August
Competitors71 from 26 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Endre Kabos  Hungary
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Gustavo Marzi  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Aladár Gerevich  Hungary
← 1932
1948 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 10th appearance of the event, which is the only fencing event to have been held at every Summer Olympics. Four of the ten finalists from 1932 returned: silver medalist Giulio Gaudini of Italy, bronze medalist Endre Kabos of Hungary, and sixth-place finisher John Huffman and ninth-place finisher Norman Cohn-Armitage of the United States. Hungary, dominant in the event since the 1908 Games, was expected to perform well again. Kabos had won the world championships in 1933 and 1934; teammate Aladár Gerevich had won in 1935.[3]

Brazil and Costa Rica each made their debut in the men's sabre. Italy and Denmark each made their eighth appearance in the event, tied for most of any nation, each having missed two of the first three events but having appeared every Games since 1908.

Competition formatEdit

The competition format was pool play round-robin, with bouts to five touches. Not all bouts were played in some pools if not necessary to determine advancement. Two points were awarded for each bout won. Ties were broken through fence-off bouts in early rounds if necessary for determining advancement, but by touches received in final rounds (and for non-advancement-necessary placement in earlier rounds).[4]

  • Round 1: There 9 pools of between 7 and 9 fencers each. The top 4 fencers in each pool advanced to the quarterfinals.
  • Quarterfinals: There were 6 pools of 6 fencers each. The top 3 fencers in each quarterfinal advanced to the semifinals.
  • Semifinals: There were 3 pools of 6 fencers each. The top 3 fencers in each semifinal advanced to the final.
  • Final: The final pool had 9 fencers.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Friday, 14 August 1936 9:00
15:00
17:00
Round 1
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Saturday, 15 August 1936 15:00 Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

The top four fencers in each pool advanced to the quarterfinals.[5]

Pool 1Edit

Brook defeated Bentancur in the play-off for fourth place and the last advancement spot.[5]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Aladár Gerevich   Hungary 12 6 0 30 9 Q
2 Marcel Faure   France 10 5 1 28 14 Q
3 Władysław Segda   Poland 10 5 2 31 22 Q
4 Robin Brook   Great Britain 8 4 3 26 24 Q
5 Carmelo Bentancur   Uruguay 8 4 3 28 28
6 José Manuel Brunet   Argentina 2 1 6 20 33
Menelaos Psarrakis   Greece 2 1 6 17 33
8 Georges Heywaert   Belgium 2 1 6 19 34

Pool 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Endre Kabos   Hungary 16 8 0 40 9 Q
2 Jozef Benedik   Czechoslovakia 12 6 2 35 24 Q
3 August Heim   Germany 10 5 3 34 25 Q
4 Denis Dolecsko   Romania 10 5 3 29 29 Q
5 Efrain Díaz   Chile 8 4 4 27 28
Jean Piot   France 8 4 4 28 28
7 Bengt Ljungquist   Sweden 6 3 5 28 31
8 Cihat Teğin   Turkey 2 1 7 22 37
9 Charles Otis   Canada 0 0 8 8 40

Pool 3Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Edward Gardère   France 12 6 0 30 16 Q
2 Giulio Gaudini   Italy 10 5 1 29 12 Q
3 Nicolae Marinescu   Romania 8 4 2 24 17 Q
4 Antonius Montfoort   Netherlands 8 4 2 24 19 Q
5 George Tully   Canada 4 2 4 16 21
6 Norman Cohn-Armitage   United States 4 2 4 21 26
7 Orhan Adaş   Turkey 2 1 5 14 28
8 Moacyr Dunham   Brazil 0 0 6 11 30

Pool 4Edit

Harry defeated Szatmary in the play-off for fourth place and the last advancement spot.[5]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Karl Sudrich   Austria 14 7 1 39 23 Q
2 László Rajcsányi   Hungary 12 6 1 34 14 Q
3 Nikolaos Manolesos   Greece 12 6 1 33 23 Q
4 Guy Harry   Great Britain 8 4 4 30 30 Q
5 Camil Szatmary   Romania 8 4 4 31 27
6 Hubert de Bèsche   Sweden 6 3 4 22 25
7 Adolf Stocker   Switzerland 6 3 5 28 32
8 Krešo Tretinjak   Yugoslavia 0 0 6 13 30
9 Ennio de Oliveira   Brazil 0 0 7 9 35

Pool 5Edit

Moreno was the winner of the three-way play-off with Kirchmann and Christiansen for fourth place and the last advancement spot.[6]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Josef Losert   Austria 10 5 1 27 15 Q
2 Antoni Sobik   Poland 10 5 2 32 20 Q
3 Robert Van Den Neucker   Belgium 10 5 2 32 22 Q
4 Julio Moreno   Chile 6 3 4 22 26 Q
5 Bohuslav Kirchmann   Czechoslovakia 6 3 4 22 27
6 Preben Christiansen   Denmark 6 3 4 26 29
7 Mohamed Abdel Rahman   Egypt 4 2 5 20 31
8 Alphonse Ruckstuhl   Switzerland 2 1 5 17 28

Pool 6Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Eugène Laermans   Belgium 10 5 1 24 18 Q
2 Aage Leidersdorff   Denmark 8 4 0 20 15 Q
3 Hubert Loisel   Austria 6 3 2 21 16 Q
Vicente Krause   Argentina 6 3 2 20 16 Q
5 Tomás Goyoaga   Chile 2 1 4 16 23
Enver Balkan   Turkey 2 1 4 14 23
7 Charles Glasstetter   Switzerland 0 0 4 11 20

Pool 7Edit

The official report lists a three-way for second-place, but under the scoring system in use Wahl was alone due to fewest touches received.[6]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 John Huffman   United States 12 6 0 30 13 Q
2 Richard Wahl   Germany 8 4 1 21 14 Q
3 Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt   Czechoslovakia 8 4 2 25 18 Q
José Julián de la Fuente   Uruguay 8 4 2 25 18 Q
5 Konstantinos Botasis   Greece 4 2 4 24 26
6 Don Collinge   Canada 4 2 5 20 33
7 Bernardo de la Guardia   Costa Rica 2 1 5 17 28
Erik Hammer Sørensen   Denmark 2 1 5 16 28

Pool 8Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Vincenzo Pinton   Italy 10 5 0 25 9 Q
2 Dimitar Vasilev   Bulgaria 8 4 2 23 17 Q
3 París Rodríguez   Uruguay 8 4 2 27 18 Q
4 Pieter van Wieringen   Netherlands 6 3 3 22 24 Q
5 Ivar Tingdahl   Sweden 4 2 4 18 26
6 Carmelo Merlo   Argentina 2 1 4 14 22
7 Pavao Pintarić   Yugoslavia 2 1 5 16 29

Pool 9Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Gustavo Marzi   Italy 8 4 1 22 12 Q
2 Frans Mosman   Netherlands 8 4 2 25 17 Q
3 Władysław Dobrowolski   Poland 8 4 1 22 19 Q
4 Oliver Trinder   Great Britain 8 4 2 26 20 Q
5 Peter Bruder   United States 6 3 3 22 19
6 Lodovico Alessandri   Brazil 2 1 5 12 28
7 Milivoj Radović   Yugoslavia 0 0 6 16 30

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top three fencers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.[7]

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Hubert Loisel   Austria 6 3 2 18 12 Q
2 László Rajcsányi   Hungary 6 3 2 21 15 Q
3 José Julián de la Fuente   Uruguay 6 3 2 16 18 Q
4 Guy Harry   Great Britain 4 2 3 19 18
5 Eugène Laermans   Belgium 4 2 3 16 21
Jozef Benedik   Czechoslovakia 4 2 3 15 21

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Giulio Gaudini   Italy 6 3 1 18 10 Q
2 Pieter van Wieringen   Netherlands 6 3 1 18 13 Q
Władysław Segda   Poland 6 3 1 18 13 Q
4 Karl Sudrich   Austria 2 1 3 17 18
Richard Wahl   Germany 2 1 3 7 18
6 Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt   Czechoslovakia 2 1 3 13 19

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Gustavo Marzi   Italy 10 5 0 25 13 Q
2 Oliver Trinder   Great Britain 6 3 2 22 13 Q
3 Edward Gardère   France 6 3 2 21 20 Q
4 August Heim   Germany 4 2 3 17 18
5 Aage Leidersdorff   Denmark 2 1 4 16 23
6 Denis Dolecsko   Romania 2 1 4 10 24

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Vasilev won the three-way play-off against Krause and Montfoort for third place and the last advancement spot.[7]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Endre Kabos   Hungary 10 5 0 25 9 Q
2 Josef Losert   Austria 6 3 2 21 14 Q
3 Dimitar Vasilev   Bulgaria 4 2 3 12 16 Q
4 Vicente Krause   Argentina 4 2 3 20 18
5 Antonius Montfoort   Netherlands 4 2 3 16 21
6 Nikolaos Manolesos   Greece 2 1 4 8 24

Quarterfinal 5Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 París Rodríguez   Uruguay 6 3 1 16 9 Q
2 Aladár Gerevich   Hungary 6 3 1 17 13 Q
3 Robert Van Den Neucker   Belgium 6 3 2 20 18 Q
4 Władysław Dobrowolski   Poland 4 2 3 19 19
5 John Huffman   United States 2 1 3 12 15
6 Julio Moreno   Chile 2 1 3 9 19

Quarterfinal 6Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Vincenzo Pinton   Italy 8 4 0 20 11 Q
2 Marcel Faure   France 6 3 1 16 11 Q
3 Antoni Sobik   Poland 6 3 1 19 12 Q
4 Frans Mosman   Netherlands 2 1 3 16 17
5 Robin Brook   Great Britain 2 1 3 11 18
6 Nicolae Marinescu   Romania 0 0 4 7 20

SemifinalsEdit

The top three fencers in each pool advanced to the final.[8]

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Aladár Gerevich   Hungary 6 3 0 15 7 Q
2 Robert Van Den Neucker   Belgium 6 3 0 15 9 Q
3 Gustavo Marzi   Italy 6 3 1 17 11 Q
4 Oliver Trinder   Great Britain 2 1 3 12 17
5 Marcel Faure   France 2 1 3 11 18
6 Hubert Loisel   Austria 0 0 4 12 20

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Endre Kabos   Hungary 8 4 0 20 11 Q
2 Antoni Sobik   Poland 8 4 1 22 14 Q
3 Giulio Gaudini   Italy 6 3 2 20 18 Q
4 París Rodríguez   Uruguay 4 2 3 19 17
5 Pieter van Wieringen   Netherlands 2 1 3 10 15
6 Edward Gardère   France 0 0 5 9 25

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Vincenzo Pinton   Italy 8 4 0 20 9 Q
2 Josef Losert   Austria 6 3 1 17 11 Q
3 László Rajcsányi   Hungary 6 3 2 20 13 Q
4 Władysław Segda   Poland 4 2 3 14 22
5 José Julián de la Fuente   Uruguay 2 1 3 12 18
6 Dimitar Vasilev   Bulgaria 0 0 4 10 20

FinalEdit

Ties in the final, including the tie for silver, were broken by touches received rather than play-off bouts. Thus, even though Gerevich had defeated Marzi in their bout during the pool play, Marzi took the silver and Gerevich bronze without any rematch due to the 22–26 advantage Marzi had in touches received. Kabos's loss to Marzi was his only loss in the entire tournament, as he finished 24–1 overall.[8]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR
  Endre Kabos   Hungary 14 7 1 37 20
  Gustavo Marzi   Italy 12 6 2 35 22
  Aladár Gerevich   Hungary 12 6 2 37 26
4 László Rajcsányi   Hungary 10 5 3 34 25
5 Vincenzo Pinton   Italy 10 5 3 32 28
6 Giulio Gaudini   Italy 6 3 5 27 28
7 Antoni Sobik   Poland 4 2 6 22 34
8 Josef Losert   Austria 4 2 6 20 36
9 Robert Van Den Neucker   Belgium 0 0 8 15 40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1936 Olympic Results - Men's sabre". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  2. ^ Official Olympic Report, la84.org. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Sabre, Individual, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  4. ^ Official Report, p. 756.
  5. ^ a b c Official Report, p. 798.
  6. ^ a b Official Report, p. 799.
  7. ^ a b Official Report, p. 800.
  8. ^ a b Official Report, p. 801.