Fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's team épée

The men's team épée was one of eight fencing events on the fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eleventh appearance of the event. The competition was held on 9 September 1960. 105 fencers from 21 nations competed.[1]

Men's team épée
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Carlo Pavesi, Giuseppe Delfino, Alberto Pellegrino, Edoardo Mangiarotti 1960.jpg
VenuePalazzo dei Congressi
Dates9 September
Competitors105 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Edoardo Mangiarotti
Giuseppe Delfino
Carlo Pavesi
Alberto Pellegrino
Fiorenzo Marini
Gianluigi Saccaro
 Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Allan Jay
Michael Howard
John Pelling
Bill Hoskyns
Raymond Harrison
Michael Alexander
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Guram Kostava
Bruno Habārovs
Arnold Chernushevich
Valentin Chernikov
Aleksandr Pavlovsky
 Soviet Union
← 1956
1964 →

Competition formatEdit

The competition combined pool play with knockout rounds, a change from prior tournaments which used pool play all the way through. The first round consisted of pools, with the 21 teams entered in the competition divided into 7 pools of 3 teams. The top 2 teams in each pool after a round-robin advanced. The 14 teams remaining after the pool play competed in a four-round single-elimination bracket, with a bronze medal match between the semifinal losers. The winners of the first 2 pools received byes in the round of 16.

Each team match consisted of each of the four fencers on one team facing each fencer on the other team, for a maximum of 16 total bouts. An 8–8 tie would be resolved by touches received in victories. Bouts were to 5 touches (except that bouts would continue until there was a winner and would not end on a double-touch). Only as much fencing was done as was necessary to determine pool placement (in the first round) or the winning team (in the knockout rounds), so not all matches went to the full 16 bouts but instead stopped early (typically when one team had 9 bouts won).[2]

RostersEdit

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Pool AEdit

The United States defeated Portugal, as did Italy. This eliminated Portugal; the United States and Italy faced off to determine their placing within the group. Italy took first in the group with a win over the United States.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. ITA USA POR
1   Italy 2 0 18 9 Q 9–2 9–7
2   United States 1 1 12 15 2–9 10–6
3   Portugal 0 2 13 19 7–9 6–10
Source: Official Report, p. 804

Pool BEdit

Japan and Hungary each defeated Mexico, then faced off for place within the group. Hungary won to take first place and a bye in the round of 16.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. HUN JPN MEX
1   Hungary 2 0 18 9 Q 9–4 14–2
2   Japan 1 1 12 15 4–9 9–7
3   Mexico 0 2 13 19 2–14 7–9
Source: Official Report, p. 805

Pool CEdit

Switzerland and the Soviet Union each defeated Lebanon, though in both cases the bouts were tied at 8–8 and touches received (in victories) were necessary to determine the match winner (Switzerland won 23 touches received to 26; the Soviet Union won 18 to 25). Switzerland and the Soviet Union then faced off for place within the group, with the Soviets winning.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. URS SUI LIB
1   Soviet Union 2 0 17 9 Q 9–1 8.25–8.18
2   Switzerland 1 1 9 17 1–9 8.26–8.23
3   Lebanon 0 2 16 16 8.18–8.25 8.23–8.26
Source: Official Report, p. 806

Pool DEdit

Finland and France each defeated Ireland, then faced off for place within the group. France won to take first place.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. FRA FIN IRL
1   France 2 0 21 6 Q 9–2 12–4
2   Finland 1 1 14 13 2–9 12–4
3   Ireland 0 2 8 24 4–12 4–12
Source: Official Report, p. 807

Pool EEdit

Luxembourg and Great Britain each defeated Morocco, then faced off for place within the group. Great Britain won to take first place (Great Britain's touches-received lead was great enough that the match was stopped at 8–7; even had Luxembourg won the 16th bout, Great Britain would have the tied-breaker).

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. GBR LUX MAR
1   Great Britain 2 0 23 8 Q 8–7 15–1
2   Luxembourg 1 1 19 12 7–8 12–4
3   Morocco 0 2 5 27 1–15 4–12
Source: Official Report, p. 808

Pool FEdit

Sweden and Germany each defeated Australia, then faced off for place within the group. Germany won to take first place.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. EUA SWE AUS
1   United Team of Germany 2 0 22 10 Q 9–7 13–3
2   Sweden 1 1 18 14 7–9 11–5
3   Australia 0 2 8 24 3–13 5–11
Source: Official Report, p. 809

Pool GEdit

Belgium and Poland each defeated Spain, then faced off for place within the group. They tied, 8–8 with 61 touches received each.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. BEL POL ESP
1   Belgium 1.5 0.5 17 15 Q 8–8 9–7
1   Poland 1.5 0.5 17 15 8–8 9–7
3   Spain 0 2 14 18 7–9 7–9
Source: Official Report, p. 810

Elimination roundsEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
F2   Sweden 9
G1   Belgium 4   Sweden 3
A1   Italy 9
  Italy 9
D2   Finland 5   Soviet Union 6
F1   United Team of Germany 9   United Team of Germany 2
B2   Japan 0   Soviet Union 9
C1   Soviet Union 9   Italy 9
E2   Poland 8 (62)   Great Britain 5
G2   Luxembourg 8 (61)   Luxembourg 2
B1   Hungary 9
  Hungary 7 Third place
A2   United States 5   Great Britain 8
E1   Great Britain 9   Great Britain 9   Soviet Union 9
C2   Switzerland 8 (64)   Switzerland 5   Hungary 5
D1   France 8 (66)

Final classificationEdit

Rank Nation
    Italy
    Great Britain
    Soviet Union
4   Hungary
5   United Team of Germany
  Luxembourg
  Sweden
  Switzerland
9   Belgium
  Finland
  France
  Japan
  Poland
  United States
15   Australia
  Ireland
  Lebanon
  Mexico
  Morocco
  Portugal
  Spain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1960 Olympic Results - Men's team épée". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 804.