Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's team épée

The men's team épée fencing competition at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 15 at the Olympic Green Convention Centre.

Men's team épée
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Green Convention Centre
Date15 August 2008
Competitors32 from 9 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Fabrice Jeannet
Jérôme Jeannet
Ulrich Robeiri
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Robert Andrzejuk
Tomasz Motyka
Adam Wiercioch
Radosław Zawrotniak
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Stefano Carozzo
Diego Confalonieri
Alfredo Rota
Matteo Tagliariol
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The team épée competition consisted of a four-round single-elimination bracket with a bronze medal match between the two semifinal losers and classification semifinals and finals for 5th to 8th places. Teams consist of three members each. Matches consist of nine bouts, with every fencer on one team facing each fencer on the other team. Scoring carried over between bouts with a total of 45 touches being the team goal. Bouts lasted until one team reached the target multiple of 5 touches. For example, if the first bout ended with a score of 5-3, that score would remain into the next bout and the second bout would last until one team reached 10 touches. Bouts also had a maximum time of three minutes each; if the final bout ended before either team reached 45 touches, the team leading at that point won. A tie at that point would result 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.



Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1   Hungary 43
9   South Africa 28 8   China 45
8   China 45 8   China 44
4   Poland 45
5   Ukraine 37
4   Poland 45
4   Poland 29
2   France 45
3   Italy 45
6   South Korea 37
3   Italy 39 Third place
2   France 45
7   Venezuela 33 8   China 35
2   France 45 3   Italy 45

Classification 5- 8Edit

  Placement 5-8            
  1   Hungary 41  
  5   Ukraine 29   Placement 5-6
      1   Hungary 40
  Placement 5-8   7   Venezuela 25
  6   South Korea 38
  7   Venezuela 45   Placement 7-8
    5   Ukraine 41
    6   South Korea 39

Final classificationEdit

Rank Team Athlete
    France Fabrice Jeannet
Jérôme Jeannet
Ulrich Robeiri
    Poland Robert Andrzejuk
Tomasz Motyka
Adam Wiercioch
Radosław Zawrotniak
    Italy Stefano Carozzo
Diego Confalonieri
Alfredo Rota
Matteo Tagliariol
4   China Li Guojie
Wang Lei
Yin Lianchi
Dong Guotao
5   Hungary Gábor Boczkó
Géza Imre
Krisztián Kulcsár
Iván Kovács
6   Venezuela Silvio Fernández
Francisco Limardo
Rubén Limardo
7   Ukraine Maksym Khvorost
Dmytro Chumak
Bogdan Nikishin
Vitalii Medvedev
8   South Korea Jung Jin-Sun
Kim Won-Jin
Kim Seung-Gu
9   South Africa Dario Torrente
Sello Maduma
Mike Wood


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