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

The men's team sabre fencing competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 17 at the Olympic Green Convention Centre.

Men's team sabre
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Green Convention Centre
Date17 August 2008
Competitors25 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Nicolas Lopez
Julien Pillet
Boris Sanson
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tim Morehouse
Jason Rogers
Keeth Smart
James Williams
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aldo Montano
Diego Occhiuzzi
Giampiero Pastore
Luigi Tarantino
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The team sabre competition consisted of a three-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.




  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1   France 45
8   Egypt 31
1   France 45
4   Italy 41
5   Belarus 39
4   Italy 45
1   France 45
7   United States 37
3   Russia 45
6   China 36
3   Russia 44 Third place
7   United States 45
7   United States 45 4   Italy 45
2   Hungary 44 3   Russia 44

Classification 5- 8Edit

  Placement 5-8            
  8   Egypt 22  
  5   Belarus 45   Placement 5-6
      5   Belarus 45
  Placement 5-8   6   China 39
  6   China 45
  2   Hungary 38   Placement 7-8
    8   Egypt 25
    2   Hungary 45

Final classificationEdit