Fencing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's foil

The women's foil was one of eight fencing events on the fencing at the 1968 Summer Olympics programme. It was the tenth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 19 to 20 October 1968. 38 fencers from 16 nations competed.[1]

Women's foil
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueFernando Montes de Oca Fencing Hall
Dates19–20 October
Competitors38 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Elena Belova  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Pilar Roldán  Mexico
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő  Hungary
← 1964
1972 →

Competition formatEdit

The 1968 tournament continued to use a mix of pool play and knockout rounds, but with substantial changes from 1964. The first two rounds were round-robin pool play, followed by a knockout round, finishing with another pool for the final. Barrages were eliminated and the knockout round was a modified double elimination round.[1][2]

  • Round 1: 6 pools, with 6 or 7 fencers in each pool. The top 4 fencers in each pool advanced, cutting the field from 38 to 24.
  • Round 2: 4 pools, with 6 fencers per pool. Again, the top 4 fencers advanced, reducing the number of remaining fencers from 24 to 16.
  • Knockout round: This was a modified double-elimination tournament. The 16 fencers were divided into 4 groups of 4. The winner of the "winners bracket" in each group advanced to the final pool. The winner of the "losers bracket" from each group faced the winner of a different group's "losers bracket," with the winner of that match advancing to the final pool as well. The knockout round winnowed the fencers from 16 to 6.
  • Final round: A final pool with the 6 remaining fencers determined the medals and 4th through 6th place.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1 Pool AEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. AZ BCP MTF JYR EFC JB
1   Aleksandra Zabelina (URS) 4 1 19 12 Q 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 3 2 16 13 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0
3   Milady Tack-Fang (CUB) 3 2 15 15 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
4   Jan York-Romary (USA) 3 2 17 17 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
5   Elżbieta Franke-Cymerman (POL) 2 3 16 14 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
6   Judith Bain (GBR) 0 5 8 20 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 1 Pool BEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. ARL LSD MCDD JBCWY KS IW
1   Antonella Ragno-Lonzi (ITA) 5 0 20 10 Q 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky (HUN) 3 2 17 14 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1
3   Marie-Chantal Depetris-Demaille (FRA) 2 3 15 13 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
4   Janet Bewley-Cathie-Wardell-Yerburgh (GBR) 2 3 11 15 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
5   Kamilla Składanowska (POL) 2 3 15 16 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
6   Ivonne Witteveen (AHO) 1 4 9 19 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 1 Pool CEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. KP HK IGDJ MP IFB LR
1   Kerstin Palm (SWE) 4 1 19 9 Q 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Harriet King (USA) 3 2 16 11 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
3   Ileana Gyulai-Drîmbă-Jenei (ROU) 3 2 17 14 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
4   Monika Pulch (FRG) 3 2 15 14 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
5   Ildikó Farkasinszky-Bóbis (HUN) 2 3 12 13 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
6   Lourdes Roldán (MEX) 0 5 2 20 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 1 Pool DEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. EB OOS CRC HM SG RdM
1   Elena Belova (URS) 5 0 20 5 Q 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) 4 1 18 7 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
3   Cathérine Rousselet-Ceretti (FRA) 3 2 14 14 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
4   Helga Mees (FRG) 1 4 10 16 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
5   Sue Green (GBR) 1 4 9 17 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0
6   Rosa del Moral (MEX) 1 4 7 19 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 1 Pool EEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. ESI PR GG HS CF MA SISM
1   Ecaterina Stahl-Iencic (ROU) 6 0 24 12 Q 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Pilar Roldán (MEX) 5 1 22 16 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
3   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 4 2 22 11 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
4   Heidi Schmid (FRG) 2 4 15 17 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
5   Colette Flesch (LUX) 2 4 16 19 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
6   Myrna Anselma (AHO) 1 5 10 22 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
7   Sylvia Iannuzzi-San Martín (ARG) 1 5 10 22 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 1 Pool FEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. ISUR BGD GM SC MR HB VS
1   Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) 5 1 23 10 Q 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Brigitte Gapais-Dumont (FRA) 4 2 22 14 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
3   Giovanna Masciotta (ITA) 3 3 17 15 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
4   Sigrid Chatel (CAN) 3 3 19 18 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
5   Margarita Rodríguez (CUB) 3 3 15 18 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
6   Halina Balon (POL) 2 4 14 20 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
7   Veronica Smith (USA) 1 5 6 21 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 2Edit

Round 2 Pool AEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. OOS PR CRC GM JYR AZ
1   Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) 3 2 18 12 Q 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
2   Pilar Roldán (MEX) 3 2 16 12 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0
3   Cathérine Rousselet-Ceretti (FRA) 3 2 16 12 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
4   Giovanna Masciotta (ITA) 3 2 16 15 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1
5   Jan York-Romary (USA) 2 3 11 15 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0
6   Aleksandra Zabelina (URS) 1 4 8 19 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 2 Pool BEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. IGDJ ARL BGD GG HK HM
1   Ileana Gyulai-Drîmbă-Jenei (ROU) 4 1 18 12 Q 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Antonella Ragno-Lonzi (ITA) 3 2 18 11 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
3   Brigitte Gapais-Dumont (FRA) 3 2 16 12 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0
4   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 3 2 18 14 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
5   Harriet King (USA) 2 3 11 17 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
6   Helga Mees (FRG) 0 5 5 20 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 2 Pool CEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. ISUR KP BCP MCDD SC MP
1   Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) 5 0 20 10 Q 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Kerstin Palm (SWE) 4 1 18 10 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
3   Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 2 3 16 15 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
4   Marie-Chantal Depetris-Demaille (FRA) 2 3 13 18 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
5   Sigrid Chatel (CAN) 1 4 9 17 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
6   Monika Pulch (FRG) 1 4 12 18 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Round 2 Pool DEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. EB ESI LSD HS JBCWY MTF
1   Elena Belova (URS) 4 1 16 10 Q 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
2   Ecaterina Stahl-Iencic (ROU) 3 2 14 12 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
3   Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky (HUN) 3 2 16 14 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
4   Heidi Schmid (FRG) 2 3 15 15 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
5   Janet Bewley-Cathie-Wardell-Yerburgh (GBR) 2 3 12 16 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
6   Milady Tack-Fang (CUB) 1 4 12 18 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 640

Double elimination roundsEdit

Winners bracketsEdit

Winners group 1Edit
Round of 16 Round of 8
  Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) W  
  Marie-Chantal Depetris-Demaille (FRA) L       Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) L
  Galina Gorokhova (URS) W       Galina Gorokhova (URS) W
  Ileana Gyulai-Drîmbă-Jenei (ROU) L  
Winners group 2Edit
Round of 16 Round of 8
  Antonella Ragno-Lonzi (ITA) L  
  Cathérine Rousselet-Ceretti (FRA) W       Cathérine Rousselet-Ceretti (FRA) L
  Heidi Schmid (FRG) L       Kerstin Palm (SWE) W
  Kerstin Palm (SWE) W  
Winners group 3Edit
Round of 16 Round of 8
  Ecaterina Stahl-Iencic (ROU) L  
  Giovanna Masciotta (ITA) W       Giovanna Masciotta (ITA) L
  Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky (HUN) L       Pilar Roldán (MEX) W
  Pilar Roldán (MEX) W  
Winners group 4Edit
Round of 16 Round of 8
  Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) L  
  Brigitte Gapais-Dumont (FRA) W       Brigitte Gapais-Dumont (FRA) L
  Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) L       Elena Belova (URS) W
  Elena Belova (URS) W  

Losers bracketsEdit

Losers group 1Edit
Round of 4 Round of 4 Round of 2
  Marie-Chantal Depetris-Demaille (FRA) W  
  Ileana Gyulai-Drîmbă-Jenei (ROU) L       Marie-Chantal Depetris-Demaille (FRA) L  
          Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) W  
            Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) W
  Antonella Ragno-Lonzi (ITA) L         Heidi Schmid (FRG) L
  Heidi Schmid (FRG) W       Heidi Schmid (FRG) W
          Cathérine Rousselet-Ceretti (FRA) L    
     
Losers group 2Edit
Round of 4 Round of 4 Round of 2
  Ecaterina Stahl-Iencic (ROU) W  
  Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky (HUN) L       Ecaterina Stahl-Iencic (ROU) L  
          Giovanna Masciotta (ITA) W  
            Giovanna Masciotta (ITA) L
  Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) W         Brigitte Gapais-Dumont (FRA) W
  Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) L       Olga Orban-Szabo (ROU) L
          Brigitte Gapais-Dumont (FRA) W    
     

Final roundEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA EB PR ISUR BGD KP GG
1   Elena Belova (URS) 4 1 19 11 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1
2   Pilar Roldán (ROU) 3 2 17 14 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
3   Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő (HUN) 3 2 14 16 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0
4   Brigitte Gapais-Dumont (FRA) 2 3 15 15 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
5   Kerstin Palm (SWE) 2 3 17 17 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
6   Galina Gorokhova (URS) 1 4 10 19 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 641

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Fencing: 1968 Olympic Results - Women's foil". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  2. ^ Official Report, pp. 640–41.