Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's épée

The men's épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eleventh appearance of the event. The competition was held from 27 July 1952 to 28 July 1952. 76 fencers from 29 nations competed.[1]

Men's épée
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueWestend Tennis Hall, Espoo
Dates27–28 July
Competitors76 from 29 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dario Mangiarotti  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Oswald Zappelli  Switzerland
← 1948
1956 →

Competition formatEdit

The competition format was pool play round-robin, with bouts to three 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. Ties not necessary for advancement were either not broken (if at least one fencer had not finished all bouts in the round-robin) or broken first by touches received and then by touches scored. In the final, ties were broken by barrage if necessary for medal placement but otherwise first by touches received and then by touches scored.[2]

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to round 2.[2] Fencers from the four teams that advanced to the final of the men's team épée event received byes through round 1:

Pool 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Adam Krajewski   Poland 5 1 8 Q
1 Antonio Haro   Mexico 5 1 9 Q
3 Erkki Kerttula   Finland 4 2 10 Q
3 József Sákovics   Hungary 4 2 12 Q
5 Alfred Eriksen   Norway 2 4 14
5 Gustavo Gutiérrez   Venezuela 2 4 16
5 Robert Henrion   Belgium 2 4 16
8 Eduardo López   Guatemala 0 6 18

Pool 2Edit

Mourão and Meraz defeated Amaral in a three-way barrage for third and fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Raimondo Carnera   Denmark 5 2 8 Q
2 Mohamed Abdel Rahman   Egypt 5 2 10 Q
3 Álvaro Mário Mourão   Portugal 4 3 16 13 Q
4 Emilio Meraz   Mexico 4 3 15 13 Q
5 Darío Amaral   Brazil 4 3 15
6 Vito Simonetti   Argentina 2 5 16
7 That Hải Tơn   Vietnam 2 5 19
8 George Carpenter   Ireland 1 6 19

Pool 3Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Béla Rerrich   Hungary 5 2 10 Q
2 Allan Jay   Great Britain 4 3 9 Q
3 César Pekelman   Brazil 4 3 13 Q
4 Wojciech Rydz   Poland 4 3 14 Q
5 Yury Deksbakh   Soviet Union 3 4 13
6 Vasile Chelaru   Romania 3 4 14
7 Giovanni Bertorelli   Venezuela 1 6 10 19
7 Patrick Duffy   Ireland 1 6 10 19

Pool 4Edit

Przeździecki defeated Brooke in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Mogens Lüchow   Denmark 5 1 7 Q
1 Jean-Baptiste Maquet   Belgium 5 2 11 Q
3 Edward Vebell   United States 4 2 12 Q
4 Andrzej Przeździecki   Poland 3 4 15 Q
5 Edward Brooke   Canada 3 4 14
6 Santiago Massini   Argentina 2 5 16
7 Zoltan Uray   Romania 1 6 18
8 Charles Stanmore   Australia 1 6 19

Pool 5Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 René Dybkær   Denmark 5 1 8 Q
1 Ivan Lund   Australia 5 2 14 Q
3 Johan von Koss   Norway 4 3 12 Q
4 Ghislain Delaunois   Belgium 4 3 13 Q
5 Armand Mouyal   France 3 4 15
6 Enrique Rettberg   Argentina 2 4 13
7 Abelardo Menéndez   Cuba 1 6 13 20
8 Juozas Ūdras   Soviet Union 1 6 10 20

Pool 6Edit

Kearney defeated Soberón and de Paula in a three-way barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Álvaro Pinto   Denmark 6 1 9 Q
2 Claude Nigon   France 6 1 11 Q
3 Ronald Parfitt   Great Britain 4 3 16 Q
4 Tom Kearney   Ireland 3 4 17 Q
5 Rubén Soberón   Guatemala 3 4 14
6 Walter de Paula   Brazil 3 4 15
7 Lev Saychuk   Soviet Union 2 5 18
8 Heikki Raitio   Finland 1 6 19

Pool 7Edit

Bougnol defeated Camous, Skrobisch, and Kroggel in a four-way barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Barnabás Berzsenyi   Hungary 4 3 19 14 Q
2 Rolf Wiik   Finland 4 3 18 14 Q
3 Benito Ramos   Mexico 4 3 17 Q
4 René Bougnol   France 3 4 14 Q
5 Juan Camous   Venezuela 3 4 15
6 Alfred Skrobisch   Brazil 3 4 15
7 Erwin Kroggel   Germany 3 4 15
8 Shinichi Maki   Japan 1 6 20

Pool 8Edit

Dias and Fethers defeated Makler in a three-way barrage for third and fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Nicolae Marinescu   Romania 5 2 13 Q
2 Egill Knutzen   Finland 4 3 13 Q
3 Carlos Dias   Portugal 3 4 17 Q
3 John Fethers   Australia 3 4 17 Q
5 Paul Makler Sr.   United States 3 4 14
6 René Paul   Great Britain 2 5 18
7 Antonio Chocano   Guatemala 1 6 13 19
8 Roland Asselin   Canada 1 6 12 19

Round 2Edit

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

Pool 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Dario Mangiarotti   Italy 6 1 8 Q
2 Sven Fahlman   Sweden 6 2 12 Q
3 Jean-Baptiste Maquet   Belgium 5 2 11 Q
4 René Bougnol   France 5 3 19 Q
5 Antonio Haro   Mexico 4 4 18
6 César Pekelman   Brazil 3 5 18
7 Nicolae Marinescu   Romania 3 5 20
8 Wojciech Rydz   Poland 2 5 17
9 Álvaro Pinto   Denmark 0 7 21

Pool 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Edoardo Mangiarotti   Italy 5 2 9 Q
2 Allan Jay   Great Britain 5 2 10 Q
3 Edward Vebell   United States 4 3 13 Q
4 Álvaro Mário Mourão   Portugal 4 3 15 Q
5 Emilio Meraz   Mexico 3 4 15
6 Claude Nigon   France 3 4 17
7 Béla Rerrich   Hungary 2 5 18
8 Paul Meister   Hungary 1 6 20

Pool 3Edit

Dybkær defeated Barth in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Carlo Pavesi   Italy 5 1 4 Q
1 Léon Buck   Luxembourg 5 1 8 Q
1 Mohamed Abdel Rahman   Egypt 5 3 14 Q
4 René Dybkær   Denmark 4 4 19 Q
5 Paul Barth   Switzerland 4 4 14
6 Johan von Koss   Norway 2 5 17
7 Andrzej Przeździecki   Poland 2 5 19
8 Ivan Lund   Australia 1 6 19
9 Carlos Dias   Portugal 1 6 20

Pool 4Edit

Forssell defeated Delaunois and Berzsenyi in a three-way barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Émile Gretsch   Luxembourg 5 3 14 Q
2 Rolf Wiik   Finland 5 3 20 16 Q
3 Mogens Lüchow   Denmark 5 3 20 16 Q
4 Carl Forssell   Sweden 4 4 16 Q
5 Ghislain Delaunois   Belgium 4 4 22 17
6 Barnabás Berzsenyi   Hungary 4 4 23 17
7 Ronald Parfitt   Great Britain 3 5 19
8 Adam Krajewski   Poland 3 5 20

Pool 5Edit

Sákovics and Zappelli defeated Fethers in a three-way barrage for third and fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Erkki Kerttula   Finland 6 1 7 Q
2 Per Carleson   Sweden 5 2 12 Q
3 József Sákovics   Hungary 4 4 15 Q
4 Oswald Zappelli   Switzerland 4 4 15 Q
5 John Fethers   Australia 4 4 17
6 Raimondo Carnera   Denmark 3 5 19
7 Egill Knutzen   Finland 2 5 16
8 Jean-Fernand Leischen   Luxembourg 2 5 17
9 Tom Kearney   Ireland 2 6 20

SemifinalsEdit

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

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Edoardo Mangiarotti   Italy 9 0 27 4 Q
2 Erkki Kerttula   Finland 6 3 12 Q
3 Oswald Zappelli   Switzerland 6 3 16 Q
4 Carl Forssell   Sweden 5 4 16 Q
5 Carlo Pavesi   Italy 5 4 20 Q
6 Sven Fahlman   Sweden 4 5 20
7 René Dybkær   Denmark 2 6 20
7 Émile Gretsch   Luxembourg 2 6 21
9 Álvaro Mário Mourão   Portugal 2 7 22
10 Jean-Baptiste Maquet   Belgium 1 8 25

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Mogens Lüchow   Denmark 7 2 12 Q
2 Per Carleson   Sweden 6 3 12 Q
3 Dario Mangiarotti   Italy 6 3 15 Q
4 József Sákovics   Hungary 6 3 18 Q
5 Léon Buck   Luxembourg 5 4 16 Q
6 Allan Jay   Great Britain 4 5 18
7 Mohamed Abdel Rahman   Egypt 4 5 19
8 Rolf Wiik   Finland 4 5 22
9 Edward Vebell   United States 3 6 21
10 René Bougnol   France 0 9 27

FinalEdit

There was a three-way barrage for silver, bronze, and fourth place. D. Mangiarotti came out best in that barrage, followed by Zappelli and then Buck.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR
  Edoardo Mangiarotti   Italy 7 2 12
  Dario Mangiarotti   Italy 6 3 16
  Oswald Zappelli   Switzerland 6 3 18
4 Léon Buck   Luxembourg 6 3 19
5 József Sákovics   Hungary 5 4 17
6 Carlo Pavesi   Italy 4 5 21
7 Per Carleson   Sweden 3 6 20
8 Carl Forssell   Sweden 3 6 23
9 Erkki Kerttula   Finland 2 7 23
10 Mogens Lüchow   Denmark 2 7 25

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1952 Olympic Results - Men's épée". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b Official Report, p. 490.
  3. ^ a b Official Report, p. 491.