Fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's foil

The women's foil was one of eight fencing events on the fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eighth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 31 August – 1 September 1960. 56 fencers from 24 nations competed.[1]

Women's foil
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Valentina Rastvorova, Heidi Schmid, Maria Vicol 1960.jpg
VenuePalazzo dei Congressi
Dates31 August – 1 September
Competitors56 from 24 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Heidi Schmid  United Team of Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Valentina Rastvorova  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Maria Vicol  Romania
← 1956
1964 →

Competition formatEdit

The competition used a pool play format, with each fencer facing the other fencers in the pool in a round robin. Bouts were to 4 touches. Barrages were used to break ties necessary for advancement. However, only as much fencing was done as was necessary to determine advancement, so some bouts never occurred if the fencers advancing from the pool could be determined. The competition involved 4 rounds:[2]

  • Round 1: 9 pools, 6 or 7 fencers to a pool, top 3 advance (total 27 advancing)
  • Quarterfinals: 4 pools, 6 or 7 fencers to a pool, top 3 advance (total 12 advancing)
  • Semifinals: 2 pools, 6 fencers to a pool, top 4 advance (total 8 advancing)
  • Final: 1 pool, 8 fencers

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

The top three fencers in each pool advanced.

Round 1 Pool AEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. ISUR HS JA CF CV MN
1   Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) 4 0 16 5 Q 4–1 4–1 4–0 4–3
2   Heidi Schmid (EUA) 4 0 16 6 4–0 4–3 4–3 4–0
3   Jacqueline Appart (BEL) 3 2 13 12 1–4 0–4 4–3 4–0 4–1
4   Colette Flesch (LUX) 2 3 15 17 1–4 3–4 3–4 4–3 4–2
5   Carmen Vall (ESP) 0 4 6 16 0–4 3–4 0–4 3–4
6   Maria Nápoles (POR) 0 4 6 16 3–4 0–4 1–4 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 841

Round 1 Pool BEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. SJ LSD MG JYR MM BL
1   Sylwia Julito (POL) 4 1 16 9 Q 4–2 4–1 0–4 4–2 4–0
2   Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky (HUN) 4 1 18 12 2–4 4–3 4–2 4–3 4–0
3   Maria Grötzer (AUT) 3 2 16 14 B 1–4 3–4 4–2 4–3 4–1
3   Jan York-Romary (USA) 3 2 16 12 4–0 2–4 2–4 4–2 4–2
5   Marjatta Moulin (FIN) 1 4 14 16 2–4 3–4 3–4 2–4 4–0
6   Belkis Leal (VEN) 0 5 3 20 0–4 0–4 1–4 2–4 0–4
Source: Official Report, p. 841
Barrage
Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. MG JYR
3   Maria Grötzer (AUT) 1 0 4 1 Q 4–1
4   Jan York-Romary (USA) 0 1 1 4 1–4
Source: Official Report, p. 841

Round 1 Pool CEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. TE BCP CL RWS CW JW NS
1   Traudl Ebert (AUT) 5 0 20 8 Q 4–2 4–1 4–3 4–1 4–1
2   Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 4 1 18 11 4–1 2–4 4–1 4–2 4–3
3   Christina Lagerwall (SWE) 4 2 19 15 2–4 1–4 4–1 4–3 4–0 4–3
4   Romy Weiß-Scherberger (EUA) 3 3 16 16 1–4 4–2 1–4 4–1 4–1 2–4
5   Claudine Wallet (BEL) 1 4 12 16 3–4 1–4 3–4 1–4 4–0
6   Johanna Winter (AUS) 1 5 8 22 1–4 2–4 0–4 1–4 0–4 4–2
7   Norma Santini (VEN) 1 4 13 18 1–4 3–4 3–4 4–2 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 842

Round 1 Pool DEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. EP ICC ML MS HG IS
1   Elżbieta Pawlas (POL) 4 1 17 9 Q 4–0 1–4 4–2 4–3 4–0
2   Irene Camber-Corno (ITA) 4 1 16 11 0–4 4–1 4–3 4–1 4–2
3   Monique Leroux (FRA) 3 2 14 13 4–1 1–4 1–4 4–2 4–2
4   Margaret Stafford (GBR) 2 3 15 15 2–4 3–4 4–1 2–4 4–2
5   Helga Gnauer (AUT) 2 3 14 17 3–4 1–4 2–4 4–2 4–3
6   Ingrid Sander (VEN) 0 5 9 20 0–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 3–4
Source: Official Report, p. 842

Round 1 Pool EEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. VR EOL PR ET SA PT
1   Valentina Rastvorova (URS) 5 0 20 6 Q 4–1 4–2 4–2 4–1 4–0
2   Ecaterina Orb-Lazăr (ROU) 3 2 15 9 B 1–4 2–4 4–1 4–0 4–0
2   Pilar Roldán (MEX) 3 2 17 12 2–4 4–2 3–4 4–0 4–2
2   Evelyn Terhune (USA) 3 2 15 14 2–4 1–4 4–3 4–1 4–2
5   Shirley Armstrong (IRL) 1 4 6 17 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–4 4–1
6   Pilar Tosat (ESP) 0 5 5 20 0–4 0–4 2–4 2–4 1–4
Source: Official Report, p. 842
Barrage
Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. EOL PR ET
2   Ecaterina Orb-Lazăr (ROU) 2 0 8 3 Q 4–2 4–1
3   Pilar Roldán (MEX) 1 1 6 5 2–4 4–1
4   Evelyn Terhune (USA) 0 2 2 8 1–4 1–4
Source: Official Report, p. 842

Round 1 Pool FEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. MV MNK GG MS MGH BH
1   Maria Vicol (ROU) 4 1 17 9 Q 1–4 4–0 4–0 4–2 4–3
2   Magda Nyári-Kovács (HUN) 4 1 19 11 4–1 4–2 3–4 4–1 4–3
3   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 3 2 14 12 0–4 2–4 4–3 4–0 4–1
4   María Shaw (ESP) 2 3 11 16 0–4 4–3 3–4 0–4 4–1
5   Mary Glen-Haig (GBR) 1 4 8 16 2–4 1–4 0–4 4–0 1–4
6   Barbara Helsingius (FIN) 1 4 12 17 3–4 3–4 1–4 1–4 4–1
Source: Official Report, p. 843

Round 1 Pool GEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. OOS NK ARL MM WFK ZU
1   Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) 4 0 16 1 Q 4–0 4–1 4–0 4–0
2   Nina Kleijweg (NED) 3 1 12 8 0–4 4–3 4–1 4–0
3   Antonella Ragno-Lonzi (ITA) 3 1 13 7 1–4 4–1 4–2 4–0
4   Marie Melchers (BEL) 1 3 8 14 0–4 3–4 1–4 4–2
5   Wanda Fukała-Kaczmarczyk (POL) 0 3 3 12 0–4 1–4 2–4
6   Zuus Undapp (INA) 0 3 2 12 0–4 0–4 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 843

Round 1 Pool HEdit

Espino de Saures of Panama was entered in this pool but did not start.

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. EB GS RV VJ GR KB
1   Elly Botbijl (NED) 4 1 17 12 Q 4–2 4–3 1–4 4–2 4–1
2   Gillian Sheen (GBR) 3 2 17 13 B 2–4 3–4 4–2 4–2 4–1
2   Régine Veronnet (FRA) 3 2 16 12 3–4 4–3 1–4 4–1 4–0
2   Vera Jeftimijades (YUG) 3 2 14 11 4–1 2–4 4–1 0–4 4–1
5   Ginette Rossini (LUX) 2 3 13 14 2–4 2–4 1–4 4–0 4–2
6   Kate Baxter (AUS) 0 5 5 20 1–4 1–4 0–4 1–4 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 843
Barrage
Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. GS RV VJ
2   Gillian Sheen (GBR) 2 0 8 0 Q 4–0 4–0
3   Régine Veronnet (FRA) 1 1 4 5 0–4 4–1
4   Vera Jeftimijades (YUG) 0 2 1 8 0–4 1–4
Source: Official Report, p. 843

Round 1 Pool IEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. AZ CD HM SGP GC HK DvR
1   Aleksandra Zabelina (URS) 4 2 21 12 Q 4–1 3–4 4–0 2–4 4–1 4–2
2   Catherine Delbarre (FRA) 4 1 17 8 1–4 4–3 4–0 4–0 4–1
3   Helga Mees (EUA) 4 2 21 16 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–1 2–4 4–1
4   Sioe Gouw Pau (INA) 2 3 11 16 0–4 0–4 3–4 4–1 4–3
5   Gloria Colón (PUR) 2 3 10 17 4–2 0–4 1–4 1–4 4–3
6   Harriet King (USA) 2 4 16 19 1–4 1–4 4–2 3–4 3–4 4–1
7   Danny van Rossem (NED) 0 3 4 12 2–4 1–4 1–4
Source: Official Report, p. 844

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal AEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. MV VR ISUR ARL SJ EB
1   Maria Vicol (ROU) 3 1 15 8 Q 4–1 4–3 4–0 3–4
2   Valentina Rastvorova (URS) 3 1 13 9 1–4 4–1 4–2 4–2
3   Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) 3 1 13 10 1–4 4–1 4–3 4–2
4   Antonella Ragno-Lonzi (ITA) 1 3 10 13 3–4 2–4 1–4 4–1
5   Sylwia Julito (POL) 1 3 9 14 0–4 2–4 3–4 4–2
6   Elly Botbijl (NED) 1 3 9 15 4–3 2–4 1–4 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 844

Quarterfinal BEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. OOS PR GG HM MG BCP ML
1   Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) 5 1 22 12 Q 4–0 2–4 4–0 4–3 4–3 4–2
2   Pilar Roldán (MEX) 4 2 18 14 0–4 2–4 4–2 4–0 4–2 4–2
3   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 3 3 19 18 B 4–2 4–2 2–4 3–4 4–2 2–4
3   Helga Mees (EUA) 3 3 15 18 0–4 2–4 4–2 4–2 1–4 4–2
3   Maria Grötzer (AUT) 3 3 17 21 3–4 0–4 4–3 2–4 4–3 4–3
6   Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 2 4 18 18 3–4 2–4 2–4 4–1 3–4 4–1
7   Monique Leroux (FRA) 1 5 14 22 2–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 3–4 1–4
Source: Official Report, p. 845
Barrage
Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. GG HM MG
3   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 2 0 8 2 Q 4–0 4–2
4   Helga Mees (EUA) 0 1 0 4 0–4
5   Maria Grötzer (AUT) 0 1 2 4 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 845

Quarterfinal CEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. CD EP EOL GS LSD NED JA
1   Catherine Delbarre (FRA) 5 0 20 9 Q 4–1 4–2 4–3 4–1 4–2
2   Elżbieta Pawlas (POL) 4 2 19 16 1–4 2–4 4–2 4–2 4–2 4–2
3   Ecaterina Orb-Lazăr (ROU) 4 2 20 16 2–4 4–2 4–2 2–4 4–2 4–2
4   Gillian Sheen (GBR) 3 3 19 17 3–4 2–4 2–4 4–1 4–2 4–2
5   Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky (HUN) 3 3 16 17 1–4 2–4 4–2 1–4 4–2 4–1
6   Nina Kleijweg (NED) 1 5 14 22 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 4–2
7   Jacqueline Appart (BEL) 0 5 9 20 2–4 2–4 2–4 1–4 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 845

Quarterfinal DEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. MNK HS TE AZ ICC RV CL
1   Magda Nyári-Kovács (HUN) 4 1 17 7 Q 4–0 1–4 4–1 4–1 4–1
2   Heidi Schmid (EUA) 4 1 19 11 4–1 4–3 4–3 3–4 4–0
3   Traudl Ebert (AUT) 3 3 15 18 B 0–4 1–4 4–3 4–3 4–0 2–4
3   Aleksandra Zabelina (URS) 3 3 21 17 4–1 3–4 3–4 4–1 4–3 3–4
5   Irene Camber-Corno (ITA) 2 4 16 17 1–4 3–4 3–4 1–4 4–1 4–0
6   Régine Veronnet (FRA) 2 4 13 20 1–4 4–3 0–4 3–4 1–4 4–1
7   Christina Lagerwall (SWE) 2 4 10 21 1–4 0–4 4–2 4–3 0–4 1–4
Source: Official Report, p. 845
Barrage
Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. TE AZ
3   Traudl Ebert (AUT) 1 0 4 2 Q 4–2
4   Aleksandra Zabelina (URS) 0 1 2 4 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 845

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal AEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. HS EP OOS VR MNK EOL
1   Heidi Schmid (EUA) 4 0 16 7 Q 4–1 4–3 4–3 4–0
2   Elżbieta Pawlas (POL) 3 0 12 4 4–2 4–1 4–1
3   Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) 2 2 11 11 1–4 2–4 4–3 4–0
4   Valentina Rastvorova (URS) 2 3 16 17 3–4 2–4 4–2 4–3 3–4
5   Magda Nyári-Kovács (HUN) 1 4 14 17 3–4 1–4 3–4 3–4 4–1
6   Ecaterina Orb-Lazăr (ROU) 1 4 6 19 0–4 1–4 0–4 4–3 1–4
Source: Official Report, p. 846

Semifinal BEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. GG PR TE MV CD ISUR
1   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 4 1 19 11 Q 4–0 3–4 4–3 4–2 4–2
2   Pilar Roldán (MEX) 4 1 16 12 0–4 4–2 4–1 4–3 4–2
3   Traudl Ebert (AUT) 3 2 17 14 4–3 2–4 3–4 4–3 4–0
4   Maria Vicol (ROU) 2 3 15 18 3–4 1–4 4–3 4–3 3–4
5   Catherine Delbarre (FRA) 1 4 15 18 2–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 4–2
6   Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) 1 4 10 19 2–4 2–4 0–4 4–3 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 846

FinalEdit

A three-way tie for third place required a barrage for the bronze medal (along with 4th and 5th place). The tie for 6th place was broken by touches received.

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. HS VR MV GG OOS EP PR TE
    Heidi Schmid (EUA) 6 1 26 13 4–3 4–1 4–2 4–2 2–4 4–1 4–0
    Valentina Rastvorova (URS) 5 2 24 12 3–4 4–3 4–1 1–4 4–0 4–0 4–0
3   Maria Vicol (ROU) 4 3 23 18 B 1–4 3–4 3–4 4–0 4–1 4–2 4–3
3   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 4 3 22 19 2–4 1–4 4–3 3–4 4–0 4–2 4–2
3   Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) 4 3 20 20 2–4 4–1 0–4 4–3 4–2 2–4 4–2
6   Elżbieta Pawlas (POL) 2 5 14 22 4–2 0–4 1–4 0–4 2–4 4–0 3–4
7   Pilar Roldán (MEX) 2 5 13 25 1–4 0–4 2–4 2–4 4–2 0–4 4–3
8   Traudl Ebert (AUT) 1 6 14 27 0–4 0–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 4–3 3–4
Source: Official Report, p. 848
Barrage
Pos Fencer W L TF TA MV GG OOS
    Maria Vicol (ROU) 2 0 8 5 4–3 4–2
4   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 1 1 7 6 3–4 4–2
5   Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) 0 2 4 8 2–4 2–4
Source: Official Report, p. 848

Overall standingsEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Heidi Schmid   United Team of Germany 2 2 1 1
  Valentina Rastvorova   Soviet Union 1 2 4 2
  Maria Vicol   Romania 1 1 4 3
4 Galina Gorokhova   Soviet Union 3 3 1 4
5 Olga Orban-Szabo   Romania 1 1 3 5
6 Elżbieta Pawlas   Poland 1 2 2 6
7 Pilar Roldán   Mexico 3 2 2 7
8 Traudl Ebert   Austria 1 3 3 8
9 Magda Nyári-Kovács   Hungary 2 1 5 Did not advance
Catherine Delbarre   France 2 1 5 Did not advance
11 Ecaterina Orb-Lazăr   Romania 2 3 5 Did not advance
Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő   Hungary 1 3 5 Did not advance
13 Antonella Ragno-Lonzi   Italy 3 4 Did not advance
Helga Mees   United Team of Germany 3 4 Did not advance
Gillian Sheen   Great Britain 2 4 Did not advance
Aleksandra Zabelina   Soviet Union 1 4 Did not advance
17 Sylwia Julito   Poland 1 5 Did not advance
Maria Grötzer   Austria 3 5 Did not advance
Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky   Hungary 2 5 Did not advance
Irene Camber-Corno   Italy 2 5 Did not advance
21 Elly Botbijl   Netherlands 1 6 Did not advance
Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini   Italy 2 6 Did not advance
Nina Kleijweg   Netherlands 2 6 Did not advance
Régine Veronnet   France 3 6 Did not advance
25 Monique Leroux   France 3 7 Did not advance
Jacqueline Appart   Belgium 3 7 Did not advance
Christina Lagerwall   Sweden 3 7 Did not advance
28 Colette Flesch   Luxembourg 4 Did not advance
Jan York-Romary   United States 4 Did not advance
Romy Weiß-Scherberger   United Team of Germany 4 Did not advance
Margaret Stafford   Great Britain 4 Did not advance
Evelyn Terhune   United States 4 Did not advance
María Shaw   Spain 4 Did not advance
Marie Melchers   Belgium 4 Did not advance
Vera Jeftimijades   Yugoslavia 4 Did not advance
Sioe Gouw Pau   Indonesia 4 Did not advance
37 Carmen Vall   Spain 5 Did not advance
Marjatta Moulin   Finland 5 Did not advance
Claudine Wallet   Belgium 5 Did not advance
Helga Gnauer   Austria 5 Did not advance
Shirley Armstrong   Ireland 5 Did not advance
Mary Glen-Haig   Great Britain 5 Did not advance
Wanda Fukała-Kaczmarczyk   Poland 5 Did not advance
Ginette Rossini   Luxembourg 5 Did not advance
Gloria Colón   Puerto Rico 5 Did not advance
46 Maria Nápoles   Portugal 6 Did not advance
Belkis Leal   Venezuela 6 Did not advance
Johanna Winter   Australia 6 Did not advance
Ingrid Sander   Venezuela 6 Did not advance
Pilar Tosat   Spain 6 Did not advance
Barbara Helsingius   Finland 6 Did not advance
Zuus Undapp   Indonesia 6 Did not advance
Kate Baxter   Australia 6 Did not advance
Harriet King   United States 6 Did not advance
55 Norma Santini   Venezuela 7 Did not advance
Danny van Rossem   Netherlands 7 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1960 Olympic Results - Women's foil". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 841.