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Fencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's foil

The men's foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics programme. It was the tenth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 3 August 1948 to 4 August 1948. 63 fencers from 25 nations competed.[1]

Men's foil
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueWembley Palace of Engineering, London
Dates3–4 August
Competitors63 from 25 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jéhan Buhan  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christian d'Oriola  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lajos Maszlay  Hungary
← 1936
1952 →

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. Ties were broken through fence-off bouts ("barrages") in early rounds if necessary for determining advancement, but by touches received in final rounds (and for non-advancement-necessary placing in earlier rounds).[2]

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

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

Pool 1Edit

Hörning defeated Gretsch in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Manlio Di Rosa   Italy 6 1 Q
2 Fulvio Galimi   Argentina 6 1 Q
3 Aage Leidersdorff   Denmark 6 2 Q
4 Walo Hörning   Switzerland 5 3 Q
5 Émile Gretsch   Luxembourg 5 3
6 Lucilo de la Peña   Cuba 3 4
7 Hugo Higueras   Peru 2 5
8 Salvatore Scianamea   Brazil 0 7
8 Tom Smith   United States 0 7

Pool 2Edit

Younes and Rydström defeated Barrientos in a three-way barrage for third and fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Giuliano Nostini   Italy 7 0 Q
2 André Van De Werve De Vorsselaer   Belgium 5 1 Q
3 Mahmoud Younes   Egypt 4 3 Q
4 Nils Rydström   Sweden 4 3 Q
5 Armando Barrientos   Cuba 4 3
6 Ioannis Karamazakis   Greece 2 5
7 Jaime Ucar   Uruguay 1 5
8 Georges Pouliot   Canada 0 7

Pool 3Edit

Palócz defeated Albrechtsen in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Emrys Lloyd   Great Britain 5 1 Q
2 Henri Paternóster   Belgium 4 2 Q
3 Renzo Nostini   Italy 4 2 Q
4 Endre Palócz   Hungary 3 3 Q
5 Ole Albrechtsen   Denmark 3 3
6 Heikki Raitio   Finland 2 4
7 Enrique Accorsi   Chile 0 6

Pool 4Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Christian d'Oriola   France 7 0 Q
2 Lajos Maszlay   Hungary 5 2 Q
3 Lodovico Alessandri   Brazil 5 2 Q
4 Henny ter Weer   Netherlands 4 3 Q
5 Léon Buck   Luxembourg 3 4
6 Konstantinos Bembis   Greece 3 4
7 Nick Thuillier   Ireland 1 6
8 Roland Asselin   Canada 0 7

Pool 5Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Jéhan Buhan   France 6 0 Q
2 Bo Eriksson   Sweden 5 2 Q
3 Daniel Rossi   Uruguay 5 2 Q
4 Hassan Hosni Tawfik   Egypt 4 3 Q
5 Nate Lubell   United States 3 4
6 Johannes Zoet   Netherlands 2 5
7 Jorge Agostini   Cuba 2 4
8 Owen Tuohy   Ireland 0 7

Pool 6Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Dean Cetrulo   United States 7 0 Q
2 René Bougnol   France 6 1 Q
3 Manuel Torrente   Argentina 5 2 Q
4 Arthur Smith   Great Britain 4 3 Q
5 Kauko Jalkanen   Finland 2 5
6 Roberto Camargo   Colombia 2 5
7 Jean Rubli   Switzerland 1 5
7 Eddy Kuijpers   Netherlands 1 6

Pool 7Edit

Abdel Hafeez defeated Lamesch in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 René Paul   Great Britain 5 1 Q
2 Félix Galimi   Argentina 5 1 Q
3 Silvio Giolito   United States 4 2 Q
4 Osman Abdel Hafeez   Egypt 3 3 Q
5 Gust Lamesch   Luxembourg 3 3
6 Nihat Balkan   Turkey 0 5
6 Alfredo Grisi   Mexico 0 5

Pool 8Edit

Schlaepfer defeated Hátszeghy in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Sergio Iesi   Uruguay 6 1 Q
2 Paul Valcke   Belgium 6 1 Q
3 Ivan Ruben   Denmark 5 2 Q
4 Conrad Schlaepfer   Switzerland 4 3 Q
5 József Hátszeghy   Hungary 4 3
6 Stefanos Zintzos   Greece 2 5
7 Alf Horn   Canada 1 6
8 Nejat Tulgar   Turkey 0 7

Round 2Edit

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.[3]

Pool 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Giuliano Nostini   Italy 6 0 Q
2 René Bougnol   France 5 1 Q
3 Ivan Ruben   Denmark 4 3 Q
4 Dean Cetrulo   United States 4 3 Q
5 André Van De Werve De Vorsselaer   Belgium 3 4
6 Hassan Hosni Tawfik   Egypt 2 5
7 Endre Palócz   Hungary 1 5
8 Daniel Rossi   Uruguay 1 5

Pool 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Manlio Di Rosa   Italy 6 0 Q
2 Jéhan Buhan   France 5 1 Q
3 Silvio Giolito   United States 4 2 Q
4 Bo Eriksson   Sweden 4 2 Q
5 Aage Leidersdorff   Denmark 2 4
6 Arthur Smith   Great Britain 2 4
7 Fulvio Galimi   Argentina 1 5
8 Walo Hörning   Switzerland 0 6

Pool 3Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Christian d'Oriola   France 6 1 Q
1 Félix Galimi   Argentina 6 1 Q
3 Henri Paternóster   Belgium 4 3 Q
4 Osman Abdel Hafeez   Egypt 4 2 Q
5 René Paul   Great Britain 3 4
6 Henny ter Weer   Netherlands 2 4
7 Conrad Schlaepfer   Switzerland 1 5
8 Lodovico Alessandri   Brazil 0 6

Pool 4Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Renzo Nostini   Italy 5 1 Q
2 Emrys Lloyd   Great Britain 5 1 Q
3 Lajos Maszlay   Hungary 5 1 Q
4 Paul Valcke   Belgium 5 2 Q
5 Sergio Iesi   Uruguay 3 4
6 Manuel Torrente   Argentina 1 5
7 Mahmoud Younes   Egypt 1 5
8 Nils Rydström   Sweden 0 6

SemifinalsEdit

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to the final.[3]

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Jéhan Buhan   France 6 0 Q
2 Christian d'Oriola   France 5 1 Q
3 Ivan Ruben   Denmark 4 2 Q
4 Emrys Lloyd   Great Britain 4 2 Q
5 Renzo Nostini   Italy 2 4
6 Henri Paternóster   Belgium 1 5
7 Osman Abdel Hafeez   Egypt 1 5
8 Silvio Giolito   United States 1 5

Semifinal 2Edit

Di Rosa defeated Cetrulo in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Lajos Maszlay   Hungary 5 1 Q
1 René Bougnol   France 5 2 Q
1 Paul Valcke   Belgium 5 2 Q
4 Manlio Di Rosa   Italy 4 3 Q
5 Dean Cetrulo   United States 4 3
6 Giuliano Nostini   Italy 2 4
7 Félix Galimi   Argentina 1 5
8 Bo Eriksson   Sweden 0 6

FinalEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR
  Jéhan Buhan   France 7 0 35 14
  Christian d'Oriola   France 5 2 29 18
  Lajos Maszlay   Hungary 4 3 25 22
4 Emrys Lloyd   Great Britain 4 3 23 29
5 René Bougnol   France 3 4 28 26
6 Manlio Di Rosa   Italy 3 4 22 27
7 Paul Valcke   Belgium 1 6 21 27
8 Ivan Ruben   Denmark 1 6 15 33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1948 Olympic Results - Men's foil". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b Official Report, p. 357.
  3. ^ a b Official Report, p.358.