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Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's foil

The men's foil fencing competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 13 at the Olympic Green Convention Centre.

Men's foil
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenueOlympic Green Convention Centre
Date13 August 2008
Competitors26 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Benjamin Kleibrink  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yuki Ota  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Salvatore Sanzo  Italy
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The foil competition consisted of a five-round single-elimination bracket with a bronze medal match between the two semifinal losers. Fencing was done to 15 touches or to the completion of three three-minute rounds if neither fencer reached 15 touches by then. At the end of time, the higher-scoring fencer was the winner; a tie resulted in an additional one-minute sudden-death time period. This sudden-death period was further modified by the selection of a draw-winner beforehand; if neither fencer scored a touch during the minute, the predetermined draw-winner won the bout.

Contents

DrawEdit

FinalsEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Zhu Jun (CHN) 4
 
 
 
  Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) 15
 
  Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) 15
 
 
 
  Yuki Ota (JPN) 9
 
  Salvatore Sanzo (ITA) 14
 
 
  Yuki Ota (JPN) 15
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
 
 
 
  Zhu Jun (CHN) 14
 
 
  Salvatore Sanzo (ITA) 15

Section 1Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
     
        1   Andrea Cassarà (ITA) 15  
17   Roland Schlosser (AUT) 15     17   Roland Schlosser (AUT) 8  
16   Javier Menendez (ESP) 9       1   Andrea Cassarà (ITA) 14  
9   Gerek Meinhardt (USA) 15       8   Zhu Jun (CHN) 15  
24   Mostafa Nagaty (EGY) 3     9   Gerek Meinhardt (USA) 9  
25   Alberto Viaggio (ARG) 2     8   Zhu Jun (CHN) 15  
8   Zhu Jun (CHN) 15       8   Zhu Jun (CHN) 4
          5   Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) 15
        5   Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) 15  
21   Lau Kwok Kin (HKG) 6     12   Kenta Chida (JPN) 10  
12   Kenta Chida (JPN) 15       5   Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) 15  
13   Sławomir Mocek (POL) 15       4   Lei Sheng (CHN) 7  
20   Nontapat Panchan (THA) 7     13   Sławomir Mocek (POL) 8      
        4   Lei Sheng (CHN) 15      
     

Section 2Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
     
        3   Erwann Le Péchoux (FRA) 15  
19   Ali Xavier Lahoussine (MAR) 3     14   Brice Guyart (FRA) 10  
14   Brice Guyart (FRA) 15       3   Erwann Le Péchoux (FRA) 9  
11   Tomer Or (ISR) 10       6   Salvatore Sanzo (ITA) 10  
22   Josh McGuire (CAN) 11     22   Josh McGuire (CAN) 3  
        6   Salvatore Sanzo (ITA) 15  
          6   Salvatore Sanzo (ITA) 14
7   Choi Byung-chul (KOR) 15       10   Yuki Ota (JPN) 15
26   Khalid Al-Hamadi (QAT) 3     7   Choi Byung-chul (KOR) 14  
23   João Souza (BRA) 4     10   Yuki Ota (JPN) 15  
10   Yuki Ota (JPN) 15       10   Yuki Ota (JPN) 15  
15   Richard Kruse (GBR) 15       2   Peter Joppich (GER) 12  
18   Virgil Sălișcan (ROU) 6     15   Richard Kruse (GBR) 9      
        2   Peter Joppich (GER) 10      
     

Final classificationEdit

ReferencesEdit