Fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Women's foil

The women's foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 4 August 1936 to 5 August 1936. 41 fencers from 17 nations competed, with one additional fencer entered but withdrawing. Nations were limited to three fencers.[1][2]

Women's foil
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
VenueImperial Sports Field, Berlin
Dates4 – 5 August
Competitors41 from 17 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ilona Elek-Schacherer  Hungary
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Helene Mayer  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ellen Müller-Preis  Austria
← 1932
1948 →

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).[3]

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to round 2.[4]

Pool 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Ilona Elek-Schacherer   Hungary 8 4 0 20 5 Q
2 Elisabeth Grasser   Austria 8 4 1 24 13 Q
3 Denise Kramer-Scholer   Switzerland 8 4 1 21 15 Q
4 Toos van der Klaauw   Netherlands 6 3 2 16 15 Q
5 Joanna de Tuscan   United States 2 1 4 15 21
6 Carmen Raisová   Czechoslovakia 2 1 4 15 23
7 Andrée Boisson   France 0 0 5 6 25

Pool 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Helene Mayer   Germany 12 6 0 30 6 Q
2 Erna Bogen-Bogáti   Hungary 10 5 1 27 18 Q
3 Margit Kristian   Yugoslavia 8 4 2 25 21 Q
4 Hilda von Puttkammer   Brazil 6 3 3 19 20 Q
5 Berit Granquist   Sweden 4 2 4 20 26
6 Betty Arbuthnott   Great Britain 0 0 5 12 25
6 Nancy Archibald   Canada 0 0 5 8 25

Pool 3Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Karen Lachmann   Denmark 8 4 1 21 11 Q
2 Marion Lloyd   United States 6 3 2 19 15 Q
3 Adèle Christiaens   Belgium 6 3 2 19 17 Q
4 Olga Oelkers   Germany 6 3 2 20 18 Q
5 Marie Šedivá   Czechoslovakia 4 2 3 14 20
6 Marguerite Reuche   Great Britain 0 0 5 13 25

Pool 4Edit

Scheel won the play-off between herself, Aşani, and Thomas. It is unclear why Aşani did not face Vargha; in general, matches unnecessary to determine qualification were not played (and this reason is given in the official report, but Aşani would have advanced without the need for a play-off pool had she had the opportunity to, and successfully did, beat Vargha.[4]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Hedwig Haß   Germany 12 6 0 30 5 Q
2 Ulla Barding-Poulsen   Denmark 8 4 1 21 11 Q
3 Ilona Vargha   Hungary 6 3 1 17 9 Q
4 Ingeborg Scheel   Switzerland 4 2 4 14 24 Q
5 Suat Aşani   Turkey 4 2 3 16 18
6 Aileen Thomas   Canada 4 2 4 20 28
7 Thea Kellner   Romania 0 0 6 7 30

Pool 5Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Ellen Müller-Preis   Austria 10 5 0 25 7 Q
2 Agathe Turgis   France 6 3 1 19 12 Q
3 Madeleine Scrève   Belgium 6 3 1 17 12 Q
4 Grete Olsen   Denmark 6 3 1 17 15 Q
5 Yvonne Bornand   Switzerland 2 1 4 13 21
6 Ebba Gripenstedt   Sweden 4 2 4 18 28
7 Halet Çambel   Turkey 0 0 5 10 25

Pool 6Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Fritzi Wenisch-Filz   Austria 10 5 0 25 9 Q
2 Jenny Addams   Belgium 8 4 1 24 14 Q
3 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes   Great Britain 6 3 3 22 23 Q
4 Dorothy Locke   United States 6 3 3 22 24 Q
5 Ivka Tavčar   Yugoslavia 4 2 4 22 24
6 Gerda Gantz   Romania 4 2 4 15 24
7 Kathleen Hughes-Hallett   Canada 2 1 5 16 27

Round 2Edit

The top 3 finishers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.[5]

Pool 1Edit

Locke defeated Bogen-Bogáti in the tie-breaker bout, repeating the result of the pool bout between the two.[5]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Elisabeth Grasser   Austria 10 5 0 25 15 Q
2 Jenny Addams   Belgium 8 4 1 24 14 Q
3 Dorothy Locke   United States 4 2 3 20 20 Q
4 Erna Bogen-Bogáti   Hungary 4 2 3 19 21
5 Ulla Barding-Poulsen   Denmark 2 1 4 16 24
5 Ingeborg Scheel   Switzerland 2 1 4 14 24

Pool 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Ellen Müller-Preis   Austria 10 5 0 25 11 Q
2 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes   Great Britain 8 4 1 24 19 Q
3 Olga Oelkers   Germany 6 3 2 23 16 Q
4 Grete Olsen   Denmark 4 2 3 19 22
5 Margit Kristian   Yugoslavia 2 1 4 13 22
6 Adèle Christiaens   Belgium 0 0 5 11 25

Pool 3Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Helene Mayer   Germany 8 4 0 20 2 Q
2 Marion Lloyd   United States 6 3 1 16 12 Q
3 Ilona Vargha   Hungary 6 3 1 18 15 Q
4 Madeleine Scrève   Belgium 2 1 3 10 15
5 Fritzi Wenisch-Filz   Austria 2 1 3 13 16
6 Hilda von Puttkammer   Brazil 0 0 5 11 25

Pool 4Edit

Elek-Schacherer won the play-off against van der Klaauw. The bout between Elek-Schacherer and Kramer-Scholer is shown in the official report as a 5–5 bout with neither given credit for a win; this score is generally not possible under the competition format in use but the official report contains no explanation of the result.[5]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Hedwig Haß   Germany 10 5 0 25 6 Q
2 Karen Lachmann   Denmark 8 4 1 21 9 Q
3 Ilona Elek-Schacherer   Hungary 4 2 3 20 19 Q
4 Toos van der Klaauw   Netherlands 4 2 3 15 23
5 Denise Kramer-Scholer   Switzerland 2 1 4 15 21
6 Agathe Turgis   France 0 0 5 7 25

SemifinalsEdit

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to the final.[6]

Semifinal 1Edit

Locke defeated Bogen-Bogáti in the tie-breaker bout, repeating the result of the pool bout between the two.[5]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Jenny Addams   Belgium 6 3 1 18 10 Q
2 Ellen Müller-Preis   Austria 6 3 1 19 13 Q
2 Ilona Vargha   Hungary 6 3 1 17 13 Q
4 Hedwig Haß   Germany 4 2 2 16 16 Q
5 Marion Lloyd   United States 2 1 4 19 20
6 Olga Oelkers   Germany 2 1 4 7 24

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Ilona Elek-Schacherer   Hungary 10 5 0 25 10 Q
2 Helene Mayer   Germany 8 4 1 21 11 Q
3 Elisabeth Grasser   Austria 4 2 3 19 17 Q
3 Karen Lachmann   Denmark 4 2 3 17 17 Q
5 Dorothy Locke   United States 2 1 4 8 21
6 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes   Great Britain 2 1 4 10 24

FinalEdit

The final eight fencers competed in a round-robin. Ties, including the three-way tie for second, were broken by touches received in this round rather than play-off bouts as in previous rounds.[6]

Rank Fencer Nation Points Wins Losses TS TR
  Ilona Elek-Schacherer   Hungary 12 6 1 33 17
  Helene Mayer   Germany 10 5 2 33 19
  Ellen Müller-Preis   Austria 10 5 2 32 20
4 Hedwig Haß   Germany 10 5 2 30 23
5 Karen Lachmann   Denmark 6 3 4 23 24
6 Jenny Addams   Belgium 4 2 5 18 28
7 Ilona Vargha   Hungary 4 2 5 17 31
8 Elisabeth Grasser   Austria 0 0 7 11 35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1936 Olympic Results - Women's foil". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  2. ^ Official Olympic Report, la84.org. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ Official Report, p. 756.
  4. ^ a b Official Report, p. 757.
  5. ^ a b c d Official Report, p. 758.
  6. ^ a b Official Report, p. 759.