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

The men's team foil was one of eight fencing events on the fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics programme. It was the tenth appearance of the event. The competition was held on 2 September 1960. 77 fencers from 16 nations competed.[1]

Men's team foil
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
VenuePalazzo dei Congressi
Dates2 September
Competitors77 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Viktor Zhdanovich, Yury Sisikin, Mark Midler, German Sveshnikov, Yury Rudov  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Edoardo Mangiarotti, Luigi Carpaneda, Alberto Pellegrino, Mario Curletto, Aldo Aureggi  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jürgen Brecht, Tim Gerresheim, Eberhard Mehl, Jürgen Theuerkauff  Germany
← 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 18 teams entered in the competition divided into 6 pools of 3 teams. The top 2 teams in each pool after a round-robin advanced. Sweden and Spain did not start, leaving 2 of the pools with only 2 teams. The 12 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 4 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. Bouts were to 5 touches. 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

Luxembourg defeated Australia, as did France. This eliminated Australia; Luxembourg and France faced off to determine their placing within the group. Luxembourg took first in the group with a win over France.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. FRA LUX AUS
1   France 2 0 20 9 Q 9–6 11–3
2   Luxembourg 1 1 16 15 6–9 10–6
3   Australia 0 2 9 21 3–11 6–10
Source: Official Report, p. 778

Pool BEdit

Sweden was entered in this pool but did not start. Both Hungary and the United Arab Republic were guaranteed advancement; they faced each other to determine placing. Hungary were the winners.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. HUN UAR
1   Hungary 1 0 9 2 Q 9–2
2   United Arab Republic 0 1 2 9 2–9
Source: Official Report, p. 779

Pool CEdit

Spain was entered in this pool but did not start. Both Italy and Romania were guaranteed advancement; they faced off to determine placing. Italy prevailed.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. ITA ROU
1   Italy 1 0 9 2 Q 9–2
2   Romania 0 1 2 9 2–9
Source: Official Report, p. 780

Pool DEdit

Belgium defeated Japan, followed by the Soviet Union also defeating Japan. This eliminated Japan; Belgium and the Soviet Union faced off to determine placing. The Soviets won.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. URS BEL JPN
1   Soviet Union 2 0 24 2 Q 9–1 15–1
2   Belgium 1 1 11 15 1–9 10–6
3   Japan 0 2 7 25 1–15 6–10
Source: Official Report, p. 780

Pool EEdit

Great Britain and then Germany each defeated Venezuela, eliminating the South Americans. Germany won over Great Britain to determine placement.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. EUA GBR VEN
1   United Team of Germany 2 0 23 7 Q 9–5 14–2
2   Great Britain 1 1 19 11 5–9 14–2
3   Venezuela 0 2 4 28 2–14 2–14
Source: Official Report, p. 781

Pool FEdit

Poland defeated Morocco, followed by the United States defeating Morocco. The United States then defeated Poland to determine placement within the group.

Pos Team W L BW BL Qual. USA POL MAR
1   United States 2 0 25 4 Q 9–4 16–0
2   Poland 1 1 20 9 4–9 16–0
3   Morocco 0 2 0 32 0–16 0–16
Source: Official Report, p. 782

Elimination roundsEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
E1   United Team of Germany 9  
C2   Romania 2       United Team of Germany 8 (61)*  
        A1   France 8 (61)  
            United Team of Germany 3  
F2   Poland 9         Soviet Union 9  
B2   United Arab Republic 3       Poland 6  
        D1   Soviet Union 9  
            Soviet Union 9
E2   Great Britain 9         Italy 4
D2   Belgium 2       Great Britain 7  
        B1   Hungary 9  
            Hungary 8 (68)   Third place
F1   United States 9         Italy 8 (65)  
A2   Luxembourg 5       United States 0     United Team of Germany 9
        C1   Italy 9     Hungary 5
     
  • Germany and France tied on both bouts and touches received, so a one-bout fence-off was conducted. Germany's Gerresheim defeated France's d'Oriola, 5–0.

Final classificationEdit

Rank Nation
    Soviet Union
    Italy
    United Team of Germany
4   Hungary
5   France
  Great Britain
  Poland
  United States
9   Belgium
  Luxembourg
  Romania
  United Arab Republic
13   Australia
  Japan
  Morocco
  Venezuela

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1960 Olympic Results - Men's team foil". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 778.