Fencing at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's foil

The men's foil was one of eight fencing events on the fencing at the 1980 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eighteenth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 22 to 23 July 1980. 37 fencers from 16 nations competed.[1] Nations had been limited to three fencers each since 1928. The event was won by Vladimir Smirnov of the Soviet Union, the nation's first victory in the men's foil since 1960 and second overall. His countryman Alexandr Romankov took bronze, becoming the eighth man to win multiple medals in the event. It was the first time in five Games that France did not receive the bronze medal—though Pascal Jolyot earned silver instead.

Men's foil
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Смирнов.jpg
Statue of Vladimir Smirnov
VenueCentral Army Sports Club Complex
Dates22–23 July1980
Competitors37 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Vladimir Smirnov
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Pascal Jolyot
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Aleksandr Romankov
 Soviet Union
← 1976
1984 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 18th appearance of the event, which has been held at every Summer Olympics except 1908 (when there was a foil display only rather than a medal event). Three of the six finalists from 1976 returned: silver medalist Aleksandr Romankov of the Soviet Union, fifth-place finisher Frédéric Pietruszka of France, and sixth-place finisher Greg Benko of Australia. The American-led boycott had little effect on the favorites, with top foil fencing nations France, Italy, the Soviet Union, Romania, and Hungary all competing. Romankov was the favorite, having won the 1974, 1977, and 1979 world championships. France presented the strongest challengers to him, with Didier Flament, the 1978 world champion, and Pascal Jolyot, the 1979 world runner-up.[2]

Algeria made its debut in the men's foil. France made its 16th appearance, matching the United States for most of any nation; France had missed only the 1904 (with fencers not traveling to St. Louis) and the 1912 (boycotted due to a dispute over rules) foil competitions.

Competition formatEdit

The 1980 tournament continued to use a mix of pool and knockout rounds. The competition included two pool rounds, followed by a double-elimination knockout round, finishing with a final pool round. In each pool round, the fencers competed in a round-robin.

Bouts in the round-robin pools were to 5 touches; bouts in the double-elimination round were to 10 touches. Repechages were not used in the first two rounds, but were used to determine medalists if necessary in the final.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Moscow Time (UTC+3)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 22 July 1980 Round 1
Round 2
Wednesday, 23 July 1980 Elimination rounds
Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1 Pool AEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. AR VS IS TH DH
1   Adam Robak (POL) 4 0 20 13 Q 5–4 5–3 5–3 5–3
2   Volodymyr Smyrnov (URS) 3 1 19 11 4–5 5–3 5–2 5–1
3   István Szelei (HUN) 2 2 16 15 3–5 3–5 5–3 5–2
4   Tahar Hamou (ALG) 1 3 13 17 3–5 2–5 3–5 5–2
5   Dany Haddad (LIB) 0 4 8 20 3–5 1–5 2–5 2–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 235

Round 1 Pool BEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. GB RB AR JE HH
1   Greg Benko (AUS) 3 1 18 11 Q 5–3 3–5 5–3 5–0
1   Rob Bruniges (GBR) 3 1 18 11 3–5 5–3 5–3 5–0
3   Aleksandr Romankov (URS) 3 1 18 12 5–3 3–5 5–3 5–1
4   Jesús Esperanza (ESP) 1 3 14 19 3–5 3–5 3–5 5–4
5   Hassan Hamze (LIB) 0 4 5 20 0–5 0–5 1–5 4–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 235

Round 1 Pool CEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. DF KK SG FK KAM
1   Didier Flament (FRA) 4 0 20 9 Q 5–3 5–3 5–3 5–0
2   Klaus Kotzmann (GDR) 3 1 18 14 3–5 5–4 5–4 5–1
3   Stéphane Ganeff (BEL) 2 2 17 14 3–5 4–5 5–1 5–3
4   František Koukal (TCH) 1 3 13 18 3–5 4–5 1–5 5–3
5   Kifah Al-Mutawa (KUW) 0 4 7 20 0–5 1–5 3–5 3–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 235

Round 1 Pool DEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. PJ TS MR MT KAA
1   Pascal Jolyot (FRA) 3 1 15 9 Q 0–5 5–3 5–1 5–0
2   Thierry Soumagne (BEL) 2 2 18 11 5–0 4–5 4–5 5–1
3   Miguel Roca (ESP) 2 2 15 15 3–5 5–4 2–5 5–1
4   Mihai Țiu (ROU) 2 2 15 16 1–5 5–4 5–2 4–5
5   Khaled Al-Awadhi (KUW) 1 3 7 19 0–5 1–5 1–5 5–4
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 235

Round 1 Pool EEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. PK BZ HB EF AAA
1   Petru Kuki (ROU) 4 0 20 8 Q 5–2 5–1 5–3 5–2
2   Bogusław Zych (POL) 3 1 17 13 2–5 5–2 5–4 5–2
3   Hartmuth Behrens (GDR) 2 2 13 12 1–5 2–5 5–2 5–0
4   Efigenio Favier (CUB) 1 3 14 15 3–5 4–5 2–5 5–0
5   Ahmed Al-Ahmed (KUW) 0 4 4 20 2–5 2–5 0–5 0–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 235

Round 1 Pool FEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. KH LK PH GB
1   Klaus Haertter (GDR) 3 0 15 8 Q 5–4 5–4 5–0
2   Lech Koziejowski (POL) 2 1 14 8 4–5 5–1 5–2
3   Pierre Harper (GBR) 1 2 10 13 4–5 1–5 5–3
4   Guillermo Betancourt (CUB) 0 3 5 15 0–5 2–5 3–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 235

Round 1 Pool GEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. FP SR PH AP
1   Frédéric Pietruszka (FRA) 3 0 15 10 Q 5–4 5–3 5–3
2   Sabirzhan Ruziyev (URS) 1 2 13 10 4–5 4–5 5–0
3   Jaroslav Jurka (TCH) 1 2 11 14 3–5 5–4 3–5
4   András Papp (HUN) 1 2 8 13 3–5 0–5 5–3
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 235

Round 1 Pool HEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. LD FC HG TP
1   László Demény (HUN) 3 0 15 4 Q 5–2 5–1 5–1
2   Federico Cervi (ITA) 2 1 12 8 2–5 5–3 5–0
3   Heriberto González (CUB) 1 2 9 10 1–5 3–5 5–0
4   Tudor Petruș (ROU) 0 3 1 15 1–5 0–5 0–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 235

Round 2Edit

Round 2 Pool AEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. PK JJ HB GB RB TS
1   Petru Kuki (ROU) 4 1 24 16 Q 5–3 4–5 5–3 5–1 5–4
2   Jaroslav Jurka (TCH) 3 2 20 17 3–5 2–5 5–4 5–0 5–3
3   Hartmuth Behrens (GDR) 3 2 18 18 5–4 5–2 2–5 1–5 5–2
4   Greg Benko (AUS) 2 3 19 18 3–5 4–5 5–2 2–5 5–1
5   Rob Bruniges (GBR) 2 3 11 18 1–5 0–5 5–1 5–2 0–5
6   Thierry Soumagne (BEL) 1 4 15 20 4–5 3–5 2–5 1–5 5–0
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 236

Round 2 Pool BEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. AR LK FP PH SG LD
1   Aleksandr Romankov (URS) 4 1 23 15 Q 3–5 5–2 5–2 5–4 5–2
2   Lech Koziejowski (POL) 4 1 22 16 5–3 2–5 5–4 5–1 5–3
3   Frédéric Pietruszka (FRA) 3 2 21 18 2–5 5–2 5–3 4–5 5–3
4   Pierre Harper (GBR) 2 3 19 21 2–5 4–5 3–5 5–2 5–4
5   Stéphane Ganeff (BEL) 2 3 17 22 4–5 1–5 5–4 2–5 5–3
6   László Demény (HUN) 0 5 15 25 2–5 3–5 3–5 4–5 3–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 236

Round 2 Pool CEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. VS IS KK BZ HG DF
1   Volodymyr Smyrnov (URS) 4 1 24 13 Q 5–1 4–5 5–3 5–4 5–0
2   István Szelei (HUN) 3 2 20 14 1–5 5–2 5–2 4–5 5–0
3   Klaus Kotzmann (GDR) 3 2 18 21 5–4 2–5 5–4 5–3 1–5
4   Bogusław Zych (POL) 2 3 19 21 3–5 2–5 4–5 5–4 5–2
5   Heriberto González (CUB) 2 3 21 23 4–5 5–4 3–5 4–5 5–4
6   Didier Flament (FRA) 1 4 11 21 0–5 0–5 5–1 2–5 4–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 236

Round 2 Pool DEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. AR SR PJ KH FC MR
1   Adam Robak (POL) 4 1 21 12 Q 5–3 5–1 1–5 5–1 5–2
2   Sabirzhan Ruziyev (URS) 3 2 22 13 3–5 4–5 5–0 5–2 5–1
3   Pascal Jolyot (FRA) 3 2 19 18 1–5 5–4 5–1 5–3 3–5
4   Klaus Haertter (GDR) 3 2 16 18 5–1 0–5 1–5 5–3 5–4
5   Federico Cervi (ITA) 1 4 14 22 1–5 2–5 3–5 3–5 5–2
6   Miguel Roca (ESP) 1 4 14 23 2–5 1–5 5–3 4–5 2–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 236

Double elimination roundsEdit

Winners bracketsEdit

Winners group 1Edit
Round of 16 Round of 8
  Petru Kuki (ROU) W
  Pierre Harper (GBR) L   Petru Kuki (ROU) L
  Pascal Jolyot (FRA) W   Pascal Jolyot (FRA) W
  Klaus Kotzmann (GDR) L
Winners group 2Edit
Round of 16 Round of 8
  Lech Koziejowski (POL) W
  Hartmuth Behrens (GDR) L   Lech Koziejowski (POL) L
  Aleksandr Romankov (URS) W   Aleksandr Romankov (URS) W
  Jaroslav Jurka (TCH) L
Winners group 3Edit
Round of 16 Round of 8
  Volodymyr Smyrnov (URS) W
  Bogusław Zych (POL) L   Volodymyr Smyrnov (URS) W
  István Szelei (HUN) W   István Szelei (HUN) L
  Frédéric Pietruszka (FRA) L
Winners group 4Edit
Round of 16 Round of 8
  Greg Benko (AUS) W
  Klaus Haertter (GDR) L   Greg Benko (AUS) L
  Sabirzhan Ruziyev (URS) W   Sabirzhan Ruziyev (URS) W
  Adam Robak (POL) L

Losers bracketsEdit

Losers group 1Edit
Round of 4 Round of 2 Final
  Hartmuth Behrens (GDR) W
  Jaroslav Jurka (TCH) L   Hartmuth Behrens (GDR) L
  Petru Kuki (ROU) W
  Petru Kuki (ROU) W
  Klaus Haertter (GDR) L   István Szelei (HUN) L
  Adam Robak (POL) W   Adam Robak (POL) L
  István Szelei (HUN) W
Losers group 2Edit
Round of 4 Round of 2 Final
  Pierre Harper (GBR) L
  Klaus Kotzmann (GDR) W   Klaus Kotzmann (GDR) L
  Lech Koziejowski (POL) W
  Lech Koziejowski (POL) W
  Bogusław Zych (POL) L   Frédéric Pietruszka (FRA) L
  Frédéric Pietruszka (FRA) W   Frédéric Pietruszka (FRA) W
  Greg Benko (AUS) L

Final roundEdit

Pos Fencer W L TF TA Qual. VS PJ AR SR LK PK
1   Volodymyr Smyrnov (URS) 4 1 24 16 B 4–5 5–2 5–4 5–2 5–3
1   Pascal Jolyot (FRA) 4 1 24 17 5–4 4–5 5–3 5–4 5–1
1   Aleksandr Romankov (URS) 4 1 22 15 2–5 5–4 5–3 5–2 5–1
4   Sabirzhan Ruziyev (URS) 2 3 20 19 4–5 3–5 3–5 5–2 5–2
5   Lech Koziejowski (POL) 1 4 15 21 2–5 4–5 2–5 2–5 5–1
6   Petru Kuki (ROU) 0 5 8 25 3–5 1–5 1–5 2–5 1–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 237
Barrage
Pos Fencer W L TF TA VS PJ AR
    Volodymyr Smyrnov (URS) 1 1 9 5 5–0 4–5
    Pascal Jolyot (FRA) 1 1 5 5 0–5 5–0
    Aleksandr Romankov (URS) 1 1 5 9 5–4 0–5
Source: Official Report, vol. 3, p. 237

Final classificationEdit

Fencer Country
Volodymyr Smyrnov   Soviet Union
Pascal Jolyot   France
Aleksandr Romankov   Soviet Union
Sabirzhan Ruziyev   Soviet Union
Lech Koziejowski   Poland
Petru Kuki   Romania
István Szelei   Hungary
Frédéric Pietruszka   France
Hartmuth Behrens   East Germany
Adam Robak   Poland
Greg Benko   Australia
Klaus Kotzmann   East Germany
Pierre Harper   Great Britain
Jaroslav Jurka   Czechoslovakia
Bogusław Zych   Poland
Klaus Haertter   East Germany
Heriberto González   Cuba
Stéphane Ganeff   Belgium
Rob Bruniges   Great Britain
Thierry Soumagne   Belgium
Federico Cervi   Italy
Miguel Roca   Spain
Didier Flament   France
László Demény   Hungary
Mihai Țiu   Romania
András Papp   Hungary
Efigenio Favier   Cuba
Tahar Hamou   Algeria
František Koukal   Czechoslovakia
Jesús Esperanza   Spain
Khaled Al-Awadhi   Kuwait
Guillermo Betancourt   Cuba
Dany Haddad   Lebanon
Kifah Al-Mutawa   Kuwait
Tudor Petruș   Romania
Hassan Hamze   Lebanon
Ahmed Al-Ahmed   Kuwait

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1980 Olympic Results — Men's foil". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Foil, Individual, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 20 November 2020.