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1932  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1932 Summer Olympics - The Results (Fencing)

Fencing at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games

 

  

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: July 31, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Events: 7

Participants: 108 (91 men and 17 women) from 16 countries
Youngest Participant: MEX Eugenia Escudero (17 years, 250 days)
Oldest Participant: ARG Carmelo Merlo (51 years, 27 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): ITA Giulio Gaudini (4 medals)
Most Medals (Country): ITA Italy (8 medals)

Participating nations

A total of 108 fencers (91 men, 17 women) from 16 nations competed at the Los Angeles Games: Cuba had fencers entered, but none competed.

  •  Argentina (5)
  •  Austria (1)
  •  Belgium (7)
  •  Canada (5)
  •  Denmark (7)
  •  France (11)
  •  Germany (2)
  •  Great Britain (3)
  •  Hungary (10)
  •  Italy (14)
  •  Mexico (10)
  •  Netherlands (2)
  •  Poland (6)
  •  Switzerland (1)
  •  Sweden (3)
  •  United States (21)
  

Overview

The 1932 fencing events were contested at the [State Armory of the 160th Infantry] of the California National Guard. There were seven events in 1932, six for men and a women's individual foil, as there had been in 1924 and 1928 and would be until 1960, when a team foil event for women would be added. Of the 21 available medals, 16 went to Italy, France, and Hungary, with all three nations winning two men's events. Italy won eight medals in all – two gold, four silver, two bronze, while France and Hungary both won four total medals.

As in 1928 there was some question within the IOC about continuing to allow women to fence. But the IOC voted 17-2 in favor of keeping women's foil on the Olympic Program. In 1936 the vote would be unanimous and women have competed in fencing continuously since 1924.

  

Medal summary

Men's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Épée, Individual Giancarlo Cornaggia Medici
 Italy
Georges Buchard
 France
Carlo Agostoni
 Italy
Épée, Team  France (FRA)
Fernand Jourdant
Bernard Schmetz
Georges Tainturier
Georges Buchard
Jean Piot
Philippe Cattiau
 Italy (ITA)
Saverio Ragno
Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici
Franco Riccardi
Carlo Agostoni
Renzo Minoli
 United States (USA)
George Charles Calnan
Gustave Marinius Heiss
Frank Stahl Jr. Righeimer
Tracy Jaeckel
Curtis Charles Shears
Miguel Angel De Capriles
Foil, Individual Gustavo Marzi
 Italy
Joseph Levis
 United States
Giulio Gaudini
 Italy
Foil, Team  France (FRA)
Edward Gardère
René Bondoux
René Bougnol
René Lemoine
Philippe Cattiau
Jean Piot
 Italy (ITA)
Giulio Gaudini
Gustavo Marzi
Ugo Pignotti
Gioachino Guaragna
Rodolfo Terlizzi
Giorgio Pessina
 United States (USA)
George Charles Calnan
Richard Clarke Steere
Joseph Levis
Dernell Every
Hugh Vincent Alessandroni
Frank Stahl Jr. Righeimer
Sabre, Individual György Piller
 Hungary
Giulio Gaudini
 Italy
Endre Kabos
 Hungary
Sabre, Team  Hungary (HUN)
Endre Kabos
Attila Petschauer
Ernő Nagy
Gyula Glykais
György Piller
Aladár Gerevich
 Italy (ITA)
Gustavo Marzi
Giulio Gaudini
Renato Anselmi
Emilio Salafia
Arturo De Vecchi
Ugo Pignotti
 Poland (POL)
Tadeusz Friedrich
Marian Suski
Władysław Dobrowolski
Władysław Segda
Leszek Lubicz
Adam Papée
  

Women's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Foil, Individual Ellen Preis
 Austria
Judy Guinness
 Great Britain
Erna Bogen
 Hungary
  

Medal table

 
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy (ITA) 2 4 2 8
2  France (FRA) 2 1 0 3
3  Hungary (HUN) 2 0 2 4
4  Austria (AUT) 1 0 0 1
5  United States (USA) 0 1 2 3
6  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 0 1
7  Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
Totals (7 nations) 7 7 7 21
 

Men's Foil, Individual

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 2, 1932
Date Finished: August 4, 1932

Competitors 26from 12 nations

Final

Final Group wins looses Touches Age  
1. Gustavo Marzi ITAITA 9 0 45: 17 23
2. Joe Levis USAUSA 6 3 38: 35 27
3. Giulio Gaudini ITAITA 5 4 33: 27 27
4. Gioacchino Guaragna ITAITA 5 4 37: 33 24
5. Erwin Casmir GERGER 5 4 36: 34 36
6. Emrys Lloyd GBRGBR 5 4 35: 34 26
7. Roberto Larraz ARGARG 3 6 33: 31 33
8. René Bougnol FRAFRA 3 6 28: 41 21
9. Philippe Cattiau FRAFRA 2 7 27: 41 40
10.Gorordo Ángel ARGARG 2 7 26: 42 28
Final Bouts
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-1 Levis USAUSA
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-1 Gaudini ITAITA
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-1 Guaragna ITAITA
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-3 Casmir GERGER
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-2 Lloyd GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-2 Larraz ARGARG
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-1 Bougnol FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-3 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Marzi ITAITA 5-3 Gorordo ARGARG
1932-08-04 Levis USAUSA 5-3 Gaudini ITAITA
1932-08-04 Levis USAUSA 5-4 Guaragna ITAITA
1932-08-04 Levis USAUSA 5-4 Casmir GERGER
1932-08-04 Levis USAUSA 5-4 Larraz ARGARG
1932-08-04 Levis USAUSA 5-2 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Levis USAUSA 5-3 Gorordo ARGARG
1932-08-04 Gaudini ITAITA 5-1 Casmir GERGER
1932-08-04 Gaudini ITAITA 5-2 Lloyd GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Gaudini ITAITA 5-0 Bougnol FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Gaudini ITAITA 5-2 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Gaudini ITAITA 5-2 Gorordo ARGARG
1932-08-04 Guaragna ITAITA 5-1 Gaudini ITAITA
1932-08-04 Guaragna ITAITA 5-1 Larraz ARGARG
1932-08-04 Guaragna ITAITA 5-4 Bougnol FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Guaragna ITAITA 5-4 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Guaragna ITAITA 5-3 Gorordo ARGARG
1932-08-04 Casmir GERGER 5-3 Guaragna ITAITA
1932-08-04 Casmir GERGER 5-2 Lloyd GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Casmir GERGER 5-4 Larraz ARGARG
1932-08-04 Casmir GERGER 5-4 Bougnol FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Casmir GERGER 5-1 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Lloyd GBRGBR 5-4 Levis USAUSA
1932-08-04 Lloyd GBRGBR 5-4 Guaragna ITAITA
1932-08-04 Lloyd GBRGBR 5-3 Larraz ARGARG
1932-08-04 Lloyd GBRGBR 5-2 Bougnol FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Lloyd GBRGBR 5-1 Gorordo ARGARG
1932-08-04 Larraz ARGARG 5-3 Gaudini ITAITA
1932-08-04 Larraz ARGARG 5-1 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Larraz ARGARG 5-0 Gorordo ARGARG
1932-08-04 Bougnol FRAFRA 5-3 Levis USAUSA
1932-08-04 Bougnol FRAFRA 5-4 Larraz ARGARG
1932-08-04 Bougnol FRAFRA 5-4 Gorordo ARGARG
1932-08-04 Cattiau FRAFRA 5-4 Lloyd GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Cattiau FRAFRA 5-2 Bougnol FRAFRA
1932-08-04 Gorordo ARGARG 5-3 Casmir GERGER
1932-08-04 Gorordo ARGARG 5-4 Cattiau FRAFRA

Semifinals

The top 5 finishers in each semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

ankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Erwin Casmir  Germany 7 1 37 16 Q
2 Roberto Larraz  Argentina 6 2 36 16 Q
3 Philippe Cattiau  France 6 2 34 24 Q
4 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 5 2 32 19 Q
5 Joe Levis  United States 4 3 23 18 Q
6 Edward Gardère  France 4 4 29 24  
7 Axel Bloch  Denmark 2 6 18 37  
8 Werner Mund  Belgium 1 7 12 38  
9 Doris de Jong  Netherlands 0 8 11 40  

Semifinal 2

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Emrys Lloyd  Great Britain 7 1 37 19 Q
2 Gioacchino Guaragna  Italy 6 1 33 23 Q
3 Gustavo Marzi  Italy 5 2 30 21 Q
4 Ángel Gorordo  Argentina 4 2 25 19 Q
5 René Bougnol  France 4 4 30 26 Q
6 Georges de Bourguignon  Belgium 3 5 29 27  
7 Ivan Osiier  Denmark 3 5 27 33  
8 Dernell Every  United States 2 6 27 36  
9 Paul de Graffenried  Switzerland 0 8 6 40  

Round 1

The top 6 finishers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.

Pool 1

ankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Emrys Lloyd  Great Britain 5 0 25 8 Q
2 Gioacchino Guaragna  Italy 5 0 25 9 Q
3 René Bougnol  France 3 2 21 13 Q
4 Ángel Gorordo  Argentina 3 3 26 21 Q
4 Dernell Every  United States 3 2 20 21 Q
6 Axel Bloch  Denmark 3 3 17 23 Q
7 Ernest Dalton  Canada 0 6 14 30  
7 Leobardo Candiani  Mexico 0 6 7 30  
Barbier  Belgium DNS DNS DNS DNS  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Gustavo Marzi  Italy 7 0 35 18 Q
2 Philippe Cattiau  France 6 1 34 14 Q
3 Joe Levis  United States 5 2 33 23 Q
4 Ivan Osiier  Denmark 4 1 22 11 Q
5 Paul de Graffenried  Switzerland 3 4 19 27 Q
6 Werner Mund  Belgium 3 5 25 32 Q
7 Eduardo Prieto  Mexico 2 6 24 36  
8 Rodolfo Valenzuela  Argentina 1 6 23 31  
9 Bertram Markus  Canada 1 7 14 37  

Pool 3

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 7 0 35 16 Q
2 Roberto Larraz  Argentina 5 2 32 21 Q
3 Edward Gardère  France 5 3 35 27 Q
4 Erwin Casmir  Germany 4 2 28 14 Q
5 Georges de Bourguignon  Belgium 4 3 23 21 Q
6 Doris de Jong  Netherlands 3 4 23 28 Q
7 Theodore Lorber  United States 2 6 24 35  
8 Raymundo Izcoa  Mexico 2 6 19 36  
9 Erik Kofoed-Hansen  Denmark 1 7 17 38  
 

Summary

The Italian fencer [Gustavo Marzi], who had won a silver in team sabre at Amsterdam, was the favorite and was never challenged, defeating all his final pool opponents with only 17 touches scored against him. The 1931 world champion, [René Lemoine], did not make the French team for the individual event and did not compete. American [Joe Levis] reached a surprising second place and Italian [Giulio Gaudini], the 1930 world champion, won the bronze medal, as Italy took three of the top four places. The hopes of the Germans were concentrated on [Erwin Casmir], but he had some unfortunate defeats in the final against Marzi, the Argentinian [Ángel Gorordo] and Levis. The Frenchman [Philippe Cattiau] had defeated Casmir in Amsterdam in a final pool bout, when he placed fifth, but in Los Angeles, he was well down in the final pool, placing ninth. Denmark's [Ivan Osiier] was appearing at his sixth Olympic Games. In 1936, he would skip the Olympics as a protest against Germany's Nazi regime, but he returned in 1948 to compete at his seventh Games, 40 years after his first in 1908.

The men's foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eighth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 2 to 4 August 1932. 26 fencers from 12 nations competed, with one other entered but not starting. Each nation was limited to three fencers.

The competition format was pool play round-robin, with bouts to five touches. Not all bouts were played in some pools if not necessary to determine advancement. Bout wins were used for placement, regardless of losses if fencers had competed in a different number of bouts (e.g., 3–3 Gorordo and 3–2 Every were tied in the first round). Touches against was used as the tie-breaker

Final Standings

RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Gustavo Marzi 23 Italy ITA Gold  
2 Joe Levis 27 United States USA Silver  
3 Giulio Gaudini 27 Italy ITA Bronze  
4 Gioacchino Guaragna 24 Italy ITA    
5 Erwin Casmir 36 Germany GER    
6 Emrys Lloyd 26 Great Britain GBR    
7 Roberto Larraz 33 Argentina ARG    
8 René Bougnol 21 France FRA    
9 Philippe Cattiau 40 France FRA    
10 Ángel Gorordo 28 Argentina ARG    
6 p1 r2/3 Edward Gardère 23 France FRA    
6 p2 r2/3 Georges de Bourguignon 22 Belgium BEL    
7 p1 r2/3 Axel Bloch 21 Denmark DEN    
7 p2 r2/3 Ivan Osiier 43 Denmark DEN    
8 p1 r2/3 Werner Mund 24 Belgium BEL    
8 p2 r2/3 Dernell Every 25 United States USA    
9 p1 r2/3 Doris de Jong 30 Netherlands NED    
9 p2 r2/3 Paul de Graffenried 32 Switzerland SUI    
7 p2 r1/3 Eduardo Prieto 20 Mexico MEX    
7 p3 r1/3 Theodore Lorber 25 United States USA    
7T p1 r1/3 Ernest Dalton 35 Canada CAN    
7T p1 r1/3 Leobardo Candiani 27 Mexico MEX    
8 p2 r1/3 Rodolfo Valenzuela 26 Argentina ARG    
8 p3 r1/3 Raymundo Izcoa   Mexico MEX    
9 p2 r1/3 Bertram Markus 32 Canada CAN    
9 p3 r1/3 Erik Kofoed-Hansen 35 Denmark DEN    

 

 

Men's Foil, Team

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 31, 1932
Date Finished: August 1, 1932

Competitors 30from 6 nations

 

Summary

Italy were the defending champions and had won the 1930 and 1931 World Championships, and with three of the four top places going to Italians in the individual foil (held after this event), they appeared to have the strongest team. But in the final pool, Italy, France and the United States tied with two victories against one defeat, Denmark losing all their matches and placing fourth. The medals came down to a barrage, in which France and Italy both easily defeated the United States. The French-Italian match decided the gold medal and was very close, with both teams winning eight bouts, the gold medal going to France on touches.

The men's team foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 31 July 1932 to 1 August 1932. 30 fencers from 6 nations competed. Each team could have a maximum of six fencers, with four participating in any given match. Belgium and Cuba entered, but withdrew before competition.

The competition format continued the pool play round-robin from prior years. Each of the four fencers from one team would face each of the four from the other, for a total of 16 bouts per match. The team that won more bouts won the match. Pool matches unnecessary to the result were not played (both pools resulted in one team losing both of the first two matches, so the matches between the winners were not necessary and were not played).

 

Final

With three teams tied at 2–1, a fence-off barrage was required.

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  France 2 1 26 22 Barrage
1  Italy 2 1 31 17 Barrage
1  United States 2 1 22 26 Barrage
4  Denmark 0 3 17 31  

Barrage

The United States, which had defeated France 8–8 (54–60) in the final round, lost to France 11–5 in the barrage. The other results (Italy defeating the United States, France defeating Italy) were repeated. The Italy-France matches in both the final and barrage were 8–8 and decided on touches.

RankCountryMWMLBWBL
1st, gold medalist(s)  France 2 0 19 13
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy 1 1 17 19
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States 0 2 6 20

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the final. Cuba and Belgium both withdrew, leaving both pools with only three teams each.

Pool 1

ankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  France 1 0 12 4 Q
2  United States 1 0 10 6 Q
3  Argentina 0 2 10 22  
Cuba DNS DNS DNS DNS  

Pool 2

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy 1 0 16 0 Q
2  Denmark 1 0 11 5 Q
3  Mexico 0 2 5 27  
 Belgium DNS DNS DNS DNS  
 
FRA France      
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Edward Gardère 23 1 Gold
René Lemoine 26 1 Gold
René Bondoux 27 1 Gold
René Bougnol 21 1 Gold
Philippe Cattiau 40 1 Gold
Jean Piot 42 1 Gold
ITA Italy      
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Giulio Gaudini 27 2 Silver
Gioacchino Guaragna 24 2 Silver
Gustavo Marzi 23 2 Silver
Ugo Pignotti 33 2 Silver
Rodolfo Terlizzi 35 2 Silver
Giorgio Pessina 30 2 Silver
USA United States      
AthleteAgeRankMedal
George Calnan 32 3 Bronze
Joe Levis 27 3 Bronze
Dernell Every 25 3 Bronze
Hugh Alessandroni 24 3 Bronze
Frank Righeimer 23 3 Bronze
Richard Steere 23 3 Bronze
DEN Denmark      
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Axel Bloch 21 4  
Aage Leidersdorff 22 4  
Erik Kofoed-Hansen 35 4  
Ivan Osiier 43 4  
ARG Argentina      
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Raúl Saucedo 27 5T  
Roberto Larraz 33 5T  
Rodolfo Valenzuela 26 5T  
Ángel Gorordo 28 5T  
MEX Mexico      
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Raymundo Izcoa   5T  
Leobardo Candiani 27 5T  
Eduardo Prieto 20 5T  
Jesús Sánchez   5T  

Men's Épée, Individual

 

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 8, 1932
Date Finished: August 9, 1932
Format: Scoring was by points, with 2 points given for a victory, 1 for a null or tie bout, and 0 for a victory. Ties based on points are broken based on fewest number of touches received.

Competitors 28from 12 nations

 

Summary

Unlike the other individual events in 1932, épée pools were scored by a point system, with 2 points given for winning a bout, 1 point for a tie or null bout, and 0 for a loss. The pool standings were determined by most points won, followed by fewest touches received. The individual épée competition had the largest field in 1932 with 28 fencers competing. The last four World Championships had gone to France's [Géo Buchard] (1927, 1931) and [Philippe Cattiau] (1929-30), and they appeared to be the favorites, both easily making it to the final. Buchard, Olympic silver medalist in individual foil in 1920-24, came close to defending his World title, winning eight of 11 final pool bouts, but that was equalled by Italy's [Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici], who had two tied bouts, while Buchard lost his other three, giving the gold medal to the Italian and the silver to Buchard. The bronze went to Italy's [Carlo Agostoni], who had won a gold medal in team épée at Amsterdam in 1928, as had Cornaggia-Medici. The French and Italians dominated, taking the top six places, with Cattiau coming in sixth. Cornaggia-Medici would return in 1936 to win the bronze medal at Berlin, while Buchard would repeat as World Champion in 1933.

The men's épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eighth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 8 August 1932 to 9 August 1932. 28 fencers from 12 nations competed, with three others entered but not starting. A maximum of three fencers per nation could compete.

The competition format continued the pool play round-robin from prior years, but increased the number of touches to win a bout to 3. A point system was used, with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. The total number of touches received was used as the first tie-breaker. Touches scored was used as the second in the final. It also was apparently used in the earlier rounds for the most part, though the official placing for 8th and 9th in round 1 pool 1 is inconsistent.

 

Final

Final Group wins looses Touches Age  
1. Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 18 18 &: 27
2. Buchard Géo FRAFRA 16 17 &: 38
3. Carlo Agostoni ITAITA 15 17 &: 23
4. Saverio Ragno ITAITA 14 20 &: 29
5. Bernard Schmetz FRAFRA 14 22 &: 28
6. Philippe Cattiau FRAFRA 12 22 &: 40
7. George Calnan USAUSA 12 22 &: 32
8. Xavier De Beukelaer BELBEL 8 25 &: 29
9. Sven Thofelt SWESWE 8 27 &: 28
10.Raúl Saucedo ARGARG 7 28 &: 27
11.Paul de Graffenried SUISUI 4 29 &: 32
12.Stig Lindström SWESWE 4 29 &: 27
Final Bouts
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-1 Buchard FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Agostoni ITAITA 3-3 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-2 Ragno ITAITA
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-1 Schmetz FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-1 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-1 Calnan USAUSA
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-0 De Beukelaer BELBEL
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-2 Thofelt SWESWE
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-3 Saucedo ARGARG
1932-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA 3-1 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Buchard FRAFRA 3-2 Ragno ITAITA
1932-08-09 Buchard FRAFRA 3-0 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Buchard FRAFRA 3-1 Calnan USAUSA
1932-08-09 Buchard FRAFRA 3-0 De Beukelaer BELBEL
1932-08-09 Buchard FRAFRA 3-2 Thofelt SWESWE
1932-08-09 Buchard FRAFRA 3-1 Saucedo ARGARG
1932-08-09 Buchard FRAFRA 3-1 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Buchard FRAFRA 3-1 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 Agostoni ITAITA 3-2 Buchard FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Agostoni ITAITA 3-1 Schmetz FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Agostoni ITAITA 3-0 Calnan USAUSA
1932-08-09 Agostoni ITAITA 3-1 Thofelt SWESWE
1932-08-09 Agostoni ITAITA 3-0 Saucedo ARGARG
1932-08-09 Agostoni ITAITA 3-0 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Agostoni ITAITA 3-1 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 Ragno ITAITA 3-2 Agostoni ITAITA
1932-08-09 Ragno ITAITA 3-1 Schmetz FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Ragno ITAITA 3-2 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Ragno ITAITA 3-0 Thofelt SWESWE
1932-08-09 Ragno ITAITA 3-0 Saucedo ARGARG
1932-08-09 Ragno ITAITA 3-2 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Ragno ITAITA 3-1 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 Schmetz FRAFRA 3-0 Buchard FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Schmetz FRAFRA 3-1 Cattiau FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Schmetz FRAFRA 3-1 Calnan USAUSA
1932-08-09 Schmetz FRAFRA 3-2 De Beukelaer BELBEL
1932-08-09 Schmetz FRAFRA 3-2 Thofelt SWESWE
1932-08-09 Schmetz FRAFRA 3-2 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Schmetz FRAFRA 3-2 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 Cattiau FRAFRA 3-2 Agostoni ITAITA
1932-08-09 Cattiau FRAFRA 3-1 Calnan USAUSA
1932-08-09 Cattiau FRAFRA 3-2 De Beukelaer BELBEL
1932-08-09 Cattiau FRAFRA 3-0 Thofelt SWESWE
1932-08-09 Cattiau FRAFRA 3-1 Saucedo ARGARG
1932-08-09 Cattiau FRAFRA 3-1 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Calnan USAUSA 3-2 Ragno ITAITA
1932-08-09 Calnan USAUSA 3-1 De Beukelaer BELBEL
1932-08-09 Calnan USAUSA 3-2 Thofelt SWESWE
1932-08-09 Calnan USAUSA 3-1 Saucedo ARGARG
1932-08-09 Calnan USAUSA 3-1 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Calnan USAUSA 3-0 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 De Beukelaer BELBEL 3-2 Agostoni ITAITA
1932-08-09 De Beukelaer BELBEL 3-0 Ragno ITAITA
1932-08-09 De Beukelaer BELBEL 3-1 Saucedo ARGARG
1932-08-09 De Beukelaer BELBEL 3-1 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 Thofelt SWESWE 3-1 De Beukelaer BELBEL
1932-08-09 Thofelt SWESWE 3-2 Saucedo ARGARG
1932-08-09 Thofelt SWESWE 3-1 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Thofelt SWESWE 3-2 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 Saucedo ARGARG 3-2 Schmetz FRAFRA
1932-08-09 Saucedo ARGARG 3-2 Graffenried de SUISUI
1932-08-09 Saucedo ARGARG 3-0 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 Graffenried de SUISUI 3-1 De Beukelaer BELBEL
1932-08-09 Graffenried de SUISUI 3-1 Lindström SWESWE
1932-08-09 Lindström SWESWE 3-1 Cornaggia-Medici ITAITA
1932-08-09 Lindström SWESWE 3-1 Cattiau FRAFRA

Semifinals

The top six finishers in each semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Two bouts were not played: De Beukelaer-de Jong and Cattiau-Saucedo.

Both the Official Report and Sports-Reference credit De Beukelaer with 10 points; however, the head-to-head data shown by each has him winning 6 bouts and losing 2, which should result in 12 points.


RankFencerCountryPointsTSTRNotes
1 Saverio Ragno  Italy 13 24 16 Q
2 Georges Buchard  France 12 20 16 Q
3 Sven Thofelt  Sweden 10 20 12 Q
4 Balthazar De Beukelaer  Belgium 10 21 14 Q
5 Philippe Cattiau  France 10 18 17 Q
6 Raúl Saucedo  Argentina 9 20 17 Q
7 Gustave Heiss  United States 8 20 19  
8 Eduardo Prieto  Mexico 4 15 22  
9 Doris de Jong  Netherlands 3 12 23  
10 Tibor Benkő  Hungary 3 12 26  

Semifinals

The top six finishers in each semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Two bouts were not played: De Beukelaer-de Jong and Cattiau-Saucedo.

Both the Official Report and Sports-Reference credit De Beukelaer with 10 points; however, the head-to-head data shown by each has him winning 6 bouts and losing 2, which should result in 12 points.


RankFencerCountryPointsTSTRNotes
1 Saverio Ragno  Italy 13 24 16 Q
2 Georges Buchard  France 12 20 16 Q
3 Sven Thofelt  Sweden 10 20 12 Q
4 Balthazar De Beukelaer  Belgium 10 21 14 Q
5 Philippe Cattiau  France 10 18 17 Q
6 Raúl Saucedo  Argentina 9 20 17 Q
7 Gustave Heiss  United States 8 20 19  
8 Eduardo Prieto  Mexico 4 15 22  
9 Doris de Jong  Netherlands 3 12 23  
10 Tibor Benkő  Hungary 3 12 26  
Semifinal 2
RankFencerCountryPointsTSTRNotes
1 Bernard Schmetz  France 14 22 13 Q
2 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici  Italy 12 22 17 Q
3 George Calnan  United States 11 24 17 Q
4 Paul de Graffenried  Switzerland 11 20 19 Q
5 Carlo Agostoni  Italy 10 20 14 Q
6 Stig Lindström  Sweden 10 22 17 Q
7 Max Janlet  Belgium 10 18 19  
8 André Poplimont  Belgium 6 13 21  
9 Bo Lindman  Sweden 4 15 24  
10 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 2 10 25  
RankFencerCountryPointsTSTRNotes
1 Bernard Schmetz  France 14 22 13 Q
2 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici  Italy 12 22 17 Q
3 George Calnan  United States 11 24 17 Q
4 Paul de Graffenried  Switzerland 11 20 19 Q
5 Carlo Agostoni  Italy 10 20 14 Q
6 Stig Lindström  Sweden 10 22 17 Q
7 Max Janlet  Belgium 10 18 19  
8 André Poplimont  Belgium 6 13 21  
9 Bo Lindman  Sweden 4 15 24  
10 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 2 10 25  

Round 1

The top 7 finishers in pools 1 and 2 and the top 6 finishers in pool 3 advanced to the semifinals.

Pool 1

It is unclear why Markus is ranked ahead of Corbin; being equal on points and touches received, Corbin's touches scored should have ranked him higher.

RankFencerCountryPointsTSTRNotes
1 Saverio Ragno  Italy 16 24 10 Q
2 Georges Buchard  France 12 21 13 Q
3 Balthazar De Beukelaer  Belgium 10 19 14 Q
4 Sven Thofelt  Sweden 8 17 15 Q
5 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 7 18 20 Q
6 Eduardo Prieto  Mexico 7 17 20 Q
7 Doris de Jong  Netherlands 4 15 20 Q
8 Bertram Markus  Canada 4 10 21  
9 Harold Corbin  United States 4 13 21  
Erwin Casmir  Germany DNS DNS DNS  
Somfai  Hungary DNS DNS DNS  

Pool 2

5 bouts in the round-robin were skipped (Agostini-Schmetz, Agostini-Saucedo, Saucedo-de Graffenried, Poplimont-Calnan, and Poplimont-Petneházy).

The Official Report lists the bout between Farrell and Delgadillo as 2–2, but Sports-Reference reports a 3–2 Farrell win. The latter is consistent with Farrell having 7 points, as reported in both sources, and Delgadillo having 4, as listed in Sports-Reference. The Official Report lists Delgadillo as having 6 points, which is inconsistent with either a tie or loss. Both sources, however, list Delgadillo as having received 26 touches; if the result of the bout was 3–2 for Farrell, this number should be 27.

The Official Report does not explain why Lindman advanced to the semifinals rather than Farrell.

RankFencerCountryPointsTSTRNotes
1 Carlo Agostoni  Italy 16 24 6 Q
2 Bernard Schmetz  France 15 24 11 Q
3 Raúl Saucedo  Argentina 13 22 11 Q
4 André Poplimont  Belgium 13 22 15 Q
5 George Calnan  United States 12 24 17 Q
6 Paul de Graffenried  Switzerland 8 16 21 Q
7 Patrick Farrell  Canada 7 14 23  
8 Bo Lindman  Sweden 6 21 22 Q
9 Erik Kofoed-Hansen  Denmark 6 16 22  
10 Gerónimo Delgadillo  Mexico 4 16 27  
11 Imre Petneházy  Hungary 0 3 27  

Pool 3

RankFencerCountryPointsTSTRNotes
1 Max Janlet  Belgium 10 18 9 Q
2 Philippe Cattiau  France 10 18 14 Q
3 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici  Italy 9 18 12 Q
4 Gustave Heiss  United States 8 15 11 Q
5 Tibor Benkő  Hungary 6 12 14 Q
6 Stig Lindström  Sweden 5 14 19 Q
7 Eduardo Prieto Souza  Mexico 4 11 18  
7 Ernest Dalton  Canada 4 11 18  
Ivan Osiier  Denmark DNS DNS DNS  
 

Final Standings

RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici 27 Italy ITA Gold  
2 Géo Buchard 38 France FRA Silver  
3 Carlo Agostoni 23 Italy ITA Bronze  
4 Saverio Ragno 29 Italy ITA    
5 Bernard Schmetz 28 France FRA    
6 Philippe Cattiau 40 France FRA    
7 George Calnan 32 United States USA    
8 Xavier De Beukelaer 29 Belgium BEL    
9 Sven Thofelt 28 Sweden SWE    
10 Raúl Saucedo 27 Argentina ARG    
11 Paul de Graffenried 32 Switzerland SUI    
12 Stig Lindström 27 Sweden SWE    
7 p1 r2/3 Gustave Heiss 27 United States USA    
7 p2 r2/3 Max Janlet   Belgium BEL    
8 p1 r2/3 Eduardo Prieto 20 Mexico MEX    
8 p2 r2/3 André Poplimont 39 Belgium BEL    
9 p1 r2/3 Doris de Jong 30 Netherlands NED    
9 p2 r2/3 Bo Lindman 33 Sweden SWE    
10 p1 r2/3 Tibor Benkő 27 Hungary HUN    
10 p2 r2/3 Aage Leidersdorff 22 Denmark DEN    
7 p2 r1/3 Pat Farrell   Canada CAN    
7T p3 r1/3 Eduardo Prieto Souza 50 Mexico MEX    
7T p3 r1/3 Ernest Dalton 35 Canada CAN    
8 p1 r1/3 Bertram Markus 32 Canada CAN    
9 p1 r1/3 Harold Corbin 25 United States USA    
9 p2 r1/3 Erik Kofoed-Hansen 35 Denmark DEN    
10 p2 r1/3 Gerónimo Delgadillo 32 Mexico MEX    
11 p2 r1/3 Imre Petneházy 27 Hungary HUN  
 

Men's Épée, Team

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 5, 1932
Date Finished: August 7, 1932

Competitors 32from 7 nations

 

Summary

Italy had won the 1931 World Championship and they were co-favorites with France. They had also been 1-2 at the 1928 Olympics, with Italy winning. Both teams easily made it to the final, where they were joined by the United States and Belgium, the 1930 World Champions. France finally decided the gold medal by defeating Italy, 9-7. The bronze medal came down to the USA-Belgium match, with the United States winning handily, 8½-2½. Italy would return in 1936 to win the gold medal in this event and Italy and France would completely dominate this event in the coming years, winning all the World Championships through 1958 and all the Olympic gold medals through 1960.

The men's team épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 5 August 1932 to 7 August 1932. 32 fencers from 7 nations competed, with two other nations entering but not appearing. Each team could have a maximum of six fencers, with four participating in any given match.

The competition format continued the pool play round-robin from prior years, but increased the number of touches to win a bout to 3. Each of the four fencers from one team would face each of the four from the other, for a total of 16 bouts per match. The team that won more bouts won the match. Matches were sometimes stopped when one team had won (e.g., Belgium against Canada was stopped at 9–2), but sometimes not (United States against Canada played all the way to 15–1). Pool matches unnecessary to the result were not played (with Belgium and the United States both beating Canada, the result between those two countries would not affect qualification and thus they did not face each other.

 

Final

RankCountryMWMLBWBL
1st, gold medalist(s)  France 3 0 30.5 17.5
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy 2 1 27.5 20.5
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States 1 2 20.5 22.5
4  Belgium 0 3 12.5 30.5
 

Semifinals

The top two teams in each semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy 1 0 13 3 Q
2  Belgium 1 0 10.5 5.5 Q
3  Mexico 0 2 8.5 23.5  

Semifinal 2

The match between the United States and Denmark was the only one actually contested. It ended in an 8–8 tie, broken by touches against at 28 for the United States to 33 for Denmark. Denmark then forfeited its match against France, which was scored 16–0.

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  France 1 0 16 0 Q
2  United States 1 0 8 8 Q
3  Denmark 0 2 8 24  
 

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the semifinals. Cuba and Hungary both withdrew, leaving their pools with only two entrants and resulting in no pool matches for those groups.

Pool 1

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  France Q
1  Denmark Q
Cuba DNS DNS DNS DNS  

Pool 2

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  United States 1 0 15 1 Q
2  Belgium 1 0 9 2 Q
3  Canada 0 2 3 24  

Pool 3

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy Q
1  Mexico Q
 Hungary DNS DNS DNS DNS  
FRA France ITA Italy
Athlete Age RankMedal
Fernand Jourdant 29 1 Gold
Bernard Schmetz 28 1 Gold
Georges Tainturier 42 1 Gold
Géo Buchard 38 1 Gold
Jean Piot 42 1 Gold
Philippe Cattiau 40 1 Gold
Athlete Age RankMedal
Carlo Agostoni 23 2 Silver
Franco Riccardi 27 2 Silver
Renzo Minoli 28 2 Silver
Saverio Ragno 29 2 Silver
Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici 27 2 Silver
USA United States BEL Belgium
Athlete Age RankMedal
George Calnan 32 3 Bronze
Gustave Heiss 27 3 Bronze
Tracy Jaeckel 27 3 Bronze
Miguel de Capriles 25 3 Bronze
Curtis Shears 31 3 Bronze
Frank Righeimer 23 3 Bronze
AthleteAgeRankMedal
André Poplimont 39 4  
Max Janlet   4  
Xavier De Beukelaer 29 4  
Werner Mund 24 4  
Raoul Henkart 25 4  
DEN Denmark MEX Mexico
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Axel Bloch 21 5T  
Aage Leidersdorff 22 5T  
Erik Kofoed-Hansen 35 5T  
Ivan Osiier 43 5T
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Gerónimo Delgadillo 32 5T  
Eduardo Prieto Souza 50 5T  
Eduardo Prieto 20 5T  
Francisco Valero 26 5T  
CAN Canada  
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Ernest Dalton 35 7  
Bertram Markus 32 7  
Pat Farrell   7  
Henri Delcellier 30 7  
 
 

Men's Sabre, Individual

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 12, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932

Competitors 25from 12 nations

 

Summary

The last fencing event at the 1932 Olympics was the individual sabre. Although expected to be very exciting, the organizational weaknesses here proved distressing as the final pool lasted nearly six hours. The Hungarians were favored as they dominated sabre fencing in this era, with the 1930-31 world championship having gone to [György Piller-Jekelfalussy]. Piller-Jekelfalussy won the gold medal, as expected, but the silver went to the surprising [Giulio Gaudini] of Italy, ahead of Hungary’s [Endre Kabos], who narrowly edged out Germany’s [Erwin Casmir] for bronze.

Hungarian [Attila Petschauer] had been favored for a medal, but came in fifth. Petschauer, who was Jewish, was arbitrarily arrested by the Nazis in the summer of 1942 and assigned to hard labor in the Davidovka concentration camp, which was effectively a death sentence, and as a prominent prisoner, he was singled out for the harshest treatment. When in January 1943 his former teammate and current overseer [Kálmán Cseh von Szent-Katolna] identified him as an Olympic champion, Petschauer was beaten with a wire whip until his spine was exposed, until Colonel General Burdenko, chief surgeon of the Red Army, arrived a bit later, and stopped the brutality, but could not save his life. Petschauer was forced to climb a tree naked in the frigid weather, and had cold water sprayed on him. He died shortly thereafter. A documentation of this case appeared in the 1970s in Hungary and Petschauer’s death by torture was the subject of the 1999 movie Sunshine starring Ralph Fiennes.

The men's sabre was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the ninth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 12 August 1932 to 13 August 1932. 25 fencers from 12 nations competed. Five additional fencers entered but did not start. Each nation was limited to three fencers.

The competition format was a round-robin for each pool, with three rounds (preliminary, semifinals, and final). Bouts were to five touches. Pool placement depended on bouts won; not all bouts in a round-robin were played if unnecessary to determine qualification for the next round; Erwin Casmir, for example, fenced only three bouts rather than seven in an eight-person preliminary pool because his three wins were sufficient to put him in fourth place and qualify him for the semifinals. Touches against was typically used as a tie-breaker for placement (including breaking a tie for the bronze medal), but fence-off barrages were used to determine qualification in the semifinals
 

Final

Final Group w l Touches Age  
1. György Piller HUNHUN 8 1 42: 19 33
2. Giulio Gaudini ITAITA 7 2 39: 28 27
3. Endre Kabos HUNHUN 5 4 36: 29 25
4. Erwin Casmir GERGER 5 4 32: 30 36
5. Attila Petschauer HUNHUN 5 4 37: 32 27
6. John Huffman USAUSA 5 4 38: 35 27
7. Ivan Osiier DENDEN 4 5 32: 35 43
8. Arturo De Vecchi ITAITA 3 6 27: 36 34
9. Norman Cohn-Armitage USAUSA 3 6 23: 37 25
10.Emilio Salafia ITAITA 0 9 20: 45 21  
Final Bouts
1932-08-13 Piller HUNHUN 5-2 Kabos HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Piller HUNHUN 5-0 Casmir GERGER
1932-08-13 Piller HUNHUN 5-2 Petschauer HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Piller HUNHUN 5-3 Huffman USAUSA
1932-08-13 Piller HUNHUN 5-2 Osiier DENDEN
1932-08-13 Piller HUNHUN 5-2 De Vecchi ITAITA
1932-08-13 Piller HUNHUN 5-2 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA
1932-08-13 Piller HUNHUN 5-1 Salafia ITAITA
1932-08-13 Gaudini ITAITA 5-2 Piller HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Gaudini ITAITA 5-3 Kabos HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Gaudini ITAITA 5-4 Petschauer HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Gaudini ITAITA 5-4 Osiier DENDEN
1932-08-13 Gaudini ITAITA 5-2 De Vecchi ITAITA
1932-08-13 Gaudini ITAITA 5-0 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA
1932-08-13 Gaudini ITAITA 5-3 Salafia ITAITA
1932-08-13 Kabos HUNHUN 5-4 Petschauer HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Kabos HUNHUN 5-2 Huffman USAUSA
1932-08-13 Kabos HUNHUN 5-1 De Vecchi ITAITA
1932-08-13 Kabos HUNHUN 5-1 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA
1932-08-13 Kabos HUNHUN 5-1 Salafia ITAITA
1932-08-13 Casmir GERGER 5-1 Gaudini ITAITA
1932-08-13 Casmir GERGER 5-4 Kabos HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Casmir GERGER 5-2 Petschauer HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Casmir GERGER 5-2 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA
1932-08-13 Casmir GERGER 5-1 Salafia ITAITA
1932-08-13 Petschauer HUNHUN 5-4 Huffman USAUSA
1932-08-13 Petschauer HUNHUN 5-2 Osiier DENDEN
1932-08-13 Petschauer HUNHUN 5-1 De Vecchi ITAITA
1932-08-13 Petschauer HUNHUN 5-1 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA
1932-08-13 Petschauer HUNHUN 5-4 Salafia ITAITA
1932-08-13 Huffman USAUSA 5-3 Gaudini ITAITA
1932-08-13 Huffman USAUSA 5-3 Casmir GERGER
1932-08-13 Huffman USAUSA 5-3 Osiier DENDEN
1932-08-13 Huffman USAUSA 5-2 De Vecchi ITAITA
1932-08-13 Huffman USAUSA 5-4 Salafia ITAITA
1932-08-13 Osiier DENDEN 5-2 Kabos HUNHUN
1932-08-13 Osiier DENDEN 5-2 Casmir GERGER
1932-08-13 Osiier DENDEN 5-4 De Vecchi ITAITA
1932-08-13 Osiier DENDEN 5-2 Salafia ITAITA
1932-08-13 De Vecchi ITAITA 5-2 Casmir GERGER
1932-08-13 De Vecchi ITAITA 5-2 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA
1932-08-13 De Vecchi ITAITA 5-2 Salafia ITAITA
1932-08-13 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA 5-4 Huffman USAUSA
1932-08-13 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA 5-1 Osiier DENDEN
1932-08-13 Cohn-Armitage USAUSA 5-2 Salafia ITAITA
 

Semifinals

The top five fencers in each semifinal advanced to the final.

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Endre Kabos  Hungary 6 1 34 20 Q
2 Attila Petschauer  Hungary 6 2 37 24 Q
3 John Huffman  United States 6 2 36 25 Q
4 Ivan Osiier  Denmark 4 3 30 24 Q
5 Arturo De Vecchi  Italy 4 4 32 31 Q
6 Edward Gardère  France 3 5 27 37  
7 Leszek Lubicz-Nycz  Poland 2 6 26 35  
8 Adam Papée  Poland 2 6 27 36  
9 Francisco Valero  Mexico 2 6 20 37  

Semifinal 2

The three-way tie for fourth place was broken through a barrage rather than by touches against. Cohn-Armitage placed first in that barrage (fourth in the overall pool), with Salafia second (fifth overall) and Bruder third (sixth overall, and not qualified for the final). The Official Report contains no explanation why Piot, who won no bouts, was ranked higher than Haro, who won one.

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 György Piller-Jekelfalussy  Hungary 6 0 30 12 Q
2 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 5 1 29 19 Q
3 Erwin Casmir  Germany 4 1 23 14 Q
4 Norman Cohn-Armitage  United States 3 4 27 24 Q
5 Emilio Salafia  Italy 3 4 25 30 Q
6 Peter Bruder  United States 3 4 23 27  
7 Jean Piot  France 0 5 11 25  
8 Antonio Haro  Mexico 1 5 16 29  
9 Władysław Segda  Poland 0 1 1 5  

Round 1

The top six fencers in each pool qualified for the semifinals.

Pool 1


RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Attila Petschauer  Hungary 5 0 25 12 Q
2 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 5 1 29 16 Q
3 Ivan Osiier  Denmark 3 2 21 17 Q
4 Jean Piot  France 3 3 21 20 Q
5 Peter Bruder  United States 3 3 26 21 Q
6 Władysław Segda  Poland 3 3 23 23 Q
7 Gerónimo Delgadillo  Mexico 1 5 12 29  
8 Patrick Farrell  Canada 0 6 11 30  
Barbier  Belgium DNS DNS DNS DNS  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Endre Kabos  Hungary 6 0 30 18 Q
2 Emilio Salafia  Italy 4 2 25 16 Q
3 Norman Cohn-Armitage  United States 4 2 24 18 Q
4 Erwin Casmir  Germany 3 0 15 5 Q
5 Adam Papée  Poland 3 3 22 19 Q
6 Francisco Valero  Mexico 2 5 20 29 Q
7 Axel Bloch  Denmark 1 6 12 33  
8 Georges de Bourguignon  Belgium 1 6 24 34  
Marzi  Italy DNS DNS DNS DNS  
Oziol de Pignol  France DNS DNS DNS DNS  

Pool 3

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Edward Gardère  France 5 2 30 16 Q
2 György Piller-Jekelfalussy  Hungary 5 1 26 21 Q
3 Antonio Haro  Mexico 5 3 33 28 Q
4 Arturo De Vecchi  Italy 4 2 27 17 Q
5 Leszek Lubicz-Nycz  Poland 4 2 23 22 Q
6 John Huffman  United States 4 4 34 25 Q
7 Carmelo Merlo  Argentina 1 4 20 27  
8 Doris de Jong  Netherlands 1 6 14 33  
9 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 1 7 19 37  
Mund  Belgium DNS DNS DNS DNS  
Anselmi  Italy DNS DNS DNS DNS  
 

Final Standings

RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 György Piller 33 Hungary HUN Gold  
2 Giulio Gaudini 27 Italy ITA Silver  
3 Endre Kabos 25 Hungary HUN Bronze  
4 Erwin Casmir 36 Germany GER    
5 Attila Petschauer 27 Hungary HUN    
6 John Huffman 27 United States USA    
7 Ivan Osiier 43 Denmark DEN    
8 Arturo De Vecchi 34 Italy ITA    
9 Norman Cohn-Armitage 25 United States USA    
10 Emilio Salafia 21 Italy ITA    
6 p1 r2/3 Edward Gardère 23 France FRA    
6 p2 r2/3 Peter Bruder 24 United States USA    
7 p1 r2/3 Leszek Lubicz-Nycz 32 Poland POL    
7 p2 r2/3 Jean Piot 42 France FRA    
8 p1 r2/3 Adam Papée 37 Poland POL    
8 p2 r2/3 Antonio Haro 21 Mexico MEX    
9 p1 r2/3 Francisco Valero 26 Mexico MEX    
9 p2 r2/3 Władysław Segda 37 Poland POL    
7 p1 r1/3 Gerónimo Delgadillo 32 Mexico MEX    
7 p2 r1/3 Axel Bloch 21 Denmark DEN    
7 p3 r1/3 Carmelo Merlo 51 Argentina ARG    
8 p1 r1/3 Pat Farrell   Canada CAN    
8 p2 r1/3 Georges de Bourguignon 22 Belgium BEL    
8 p3 r1/3 Doris de Jong 30 Netherlands NED    
9 p3 r1/3 Aage Leidersdorff 22 Denmark DEN  

Men's Sabre, Team

 

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 10, 1932
Date Finished: August 11, 1932

Competitors 32from 6 nations

 

Summary

As always, Hungary was favored for the sabre team gold medal. They were the defending champions and had won the 1930 and 1931 World Championships. There were eight teams entered but when France and Cuba withdrew, Italy and the United States automatically advanced to the final from the first pool, which was not contested. Hungary and Poland advanced from pool two. The final was a virtual walkover for Hungary, which won all three matches and 31 of 37 bouts to defend their gold medal. Hungary would win the gold medal in this event at every Olympics through 1960 and would eventually win 46 consecutive team matches before that was stopped by Italy at the 1964 Olympics.

Italy won the silver medal rather easily, while Poland took the bronze, narrowly besting the United States in their match, tying in bouts won 8-8, with Italy winning on touches.

The men's team sabre was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 10 August 1932 to 11 August 1932. 32 fencers from 6 nations competed.Each team could have a maximum of six fencers, with four participating in any given match. France and Cuba entered, but withdrew before competition.

The competition format continued the pool play round-robin from prior years. Each of the four fencers from one team would face each of the four from the other, for a total of 16 bouts per match (with bouts unnecessary to determining the match winner sometimes not being played). The team that won more bouts won the match. Matches not necessary to determining qualification were not played.

 

Final

RankCountryMWMLBWBL
1st, gold medalist(s)  Hungary 3 0 31 6
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy 2 1 20 14
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Poland 1 2 10 26
4  United States 0 3 15 30
 

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the final. Cuba and France both withdrew, leaving the first pool with only two teams--automatically advancing both.

Pool 1

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy 0 0 0 0 Q
1  United States 0 0 0 0 Q
Cuba Cuba DNS DNS DNS DNS  
 France DNS DNS DNS DNS  

Pool 2

RankCountryMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Hungary 2 0 25 3 Q
2  Poland 2 0 19 11 Q
3  Denmark 0 2 6 20  
4  Mexico 0 2 8 24  
 HUN Hungary ITA Italy
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Attila Petschauer 27 1 Gold
Ernő Nagy 33 1 Gold
Gyula Glykais 39 1 Gold
György Piller 33 1 Gold
Aladár Gerevich 22 1 Gold
Endre Kabos 25 1 Gold
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Gustavo Marzi 23 2 Silver
Giulio Gaudini 27 2 Silver
Renato Anselmi 40 2 Silver
Emilio Salafia 21 2 Silver
Arturo De Vecchi 34 2 Silver
Ugo Pignotti 33 2 Silver
POL Poland USA United States
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Tadeusz Friedrich 29 3 Bronze
Marian Suski 26 3 Bronze
Władysław Dobrowolski 36 3 Bronze
Władysław Segda 37 3 Bronze
Adam Papée 37 3 Bronze
Leszek Lubicz-Nycz 32 3 Bronze
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Peter Bruder 24 4  
John Huffman 27 4  
Norman Cohn-Armitage 25 4  
Nickolas Muray 40 4  
Harold Van Buskirk 38 4  
Ralph Faulkner 41 4  
DEN Denmark MEX Mexico
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Ivan Osiier 43 5  
Erik Kofoed-Hansen 35 5  
Aage Leidersdorff 22 5  
Axel Bloch 21 5  
AthleteAgeRankMedal
Antonio Haro 21 6  
Francisco Valero 26 6  
Gerónimo Delgadillo 32 6  
Nicolás Reyero   6  

Women's Foil, Individual

 

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 2, 1932
Date Finished: August 4, 1932

Competitors 17from 11 nations

 

Summary

Whenever it will be spoken in Olympic history about women's fencing, one of the outstanding personalities was German-American defending champion [Helene Mayer]. She was the clear favorite for gold, with no serious rivals, having won the 1929 and 1931 World Championships. Other medal contenders were Belgian [Jenny Addams], the 1930 World Champion, and Austria's [Ellen Preis]. Preis had placed third at the 1932 World Championships. Of dual German/Austrian nationality, she wanted to fence for Germany in 1932, but was denied by the German federation, possibly because of her Jewish heritage (although Mayer was also Jewish).

In the preliminary round, Mayer demonstrated her superiority by winning all bouts. In the second preliminary round group the Hungarian [Erna Bogen] and Preis impressed the spectators.

Mayer's boyfriend had died shortly before the Olympics began and this may have affected her in the final pool where Mayer was surprisingly upset by Addams by 5-4 hits and lost by the same score against Erna Bogen. Next, she led 4-1 against Preis, but again lost, 5-4. Preis and the British [Judy Guinness] ended up the best in the final group with eight wins and a fence-off was won by Preis by a score of 5-3.

The women's foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event. The competition was held from 2 to 4 August 1932. 17 fencers from 11 nations competed, with one additional fencer entered but withdrawing.

The competition format was pool play round-robin, with bouts to five touches. Not all bouts were played in some pools if not necessary to determine advancement. Bout wins were used for placement, regardless of losses if fencers had competed in a different number of bouts (e.g., 3–3 Gorordo and 3–2 Every were tied in the first round). Touches against was used as the tie-breaker, except for the tie for the first two places in the final which resulted in a fence-off.
 

Final

Final Group w l Touches Age  
1. Ellen Müller-Preis AUTAUT 8 1 44: 27 20
1. Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 8 1 43: 19 21
3. Erna Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN 7 2 38: 30 25
4. Jenny Addams BELBEL 6 3 37: 29 23
5. Helene Mayer GERGER 5 4 38: 27 21
6. Jo de Boer NEDNED 5 4 30: 35 31
7. Gerda Munck DENDEN 2 7 29: 39 31
8. Grete Olsen DENDEN 2 7 31: 42 20
8. Marion Lloyd USAUSA 2 7 26: 42 26
10.Peggy Butler GBRGBR 0 9 19: 45  
Barrage for Gold
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-3 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR
Final Bouts
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-3 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-2 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-1 Addams BELBEL
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-4 Mayer GERGER
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-4 Munck DENDEN
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-4 Olsen DENDEN
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-2 Lloyd USAUSA
1932-08-04 Preis Müller- AUTAUT 5-2 Butler GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 5-1 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN
1932-08-04 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 5-2 Addams BELBEL
1932-08-04 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 5-1 Mayer GERGER
1932-08-04 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 5-1 Boer de NEDNED
1932-08-04 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 5-3 Munck DENDEN
1932-08-04 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 5-4 Olsen DENDEN
1932-08-04 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 5-1 Lloyd USAUSA
1932-08-04 Guinness Penn-Hughes GBRGBR 5-1 Butler GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN 5-4 Addams BELBEL
1932-08-04 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN 5-4 Mayer GERGER
1932-08-04 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN 5-1 Boer de NEDNED
1932-08-04 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN 5-3 Munck DENDEN
1932-08-04 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN 5-4 Olsen DENDEN
1932-08-04 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN 5-3 Lloyd USAUSA
1932-08-04 Bogen-Bogáti HUNHUN 5-1 Butler GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Addams BELBEL 5-4 Mayer GERGER
1932-08-04 Addams BELBEL 5-2 Boer de NEDNED
1932-08-04 Addams BELBEL 5-3 Munck DENDEN
1932-08-04 Addams BELBEL 5-1 Olsen DENDEN
1932-08-04 Addams BELBEL 5-2 Lloyd USAUSA
1932-08-04 Addams BELBEL 5-2 Butler GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Mayer GERGER 5-1 Boer de NEDNED
1932-08-04 Mayer GERGER 5-2 Munck DENDEN
1932-08-04 Mayer GERGER 5-1 Olsen DENDEN
1932-08-04 Mayer GERGER 5-2 Lloyd USAUSA
1932-08-04 Mayer GERGER 5-1 Butler GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Boer de NEDNED 5-4 Preis Müller- AUTAUT
1932-08-04 Boer de NEDNED 5-1 Munck DENDEN
1932-08-04 Boer de NEDNED 5-3 Olsen DENDEN
1932-08-04 Boer de NEDNED 5-4 Lloyd USAUSA
1932-08-04 Boer de NEDNED 5-3 Butler GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Munck DENDEN 5-2 Lloyd USAUSA
1932-08-04 Munck DENDEN 5-2 Butler GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Olsen DENDEN 5-3 Munck DENDEN
1932-08-04 Olsen DENDEN 5-4 Butler GBRGBR
1932-08-04 Lloyd USAUSA 5-4 Olsen DENDEN
1932-08-04 Lloyd USAUSA 5-3 Butler GBRGBR
 

Round 1

The top 5 finishers in each pool advanced to the final.

Pool 1

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Jenny Addams  Belgium 6 2 36 23 Q
2 Erna Bogen-Bogáti  Hungary 5 1 27 19 Q
3 Ellen Müller-Preis  Austria 5 1 29 21 Q
4 Grete Olsen  Denmark 5 2 33 22 Q
5 Peggy Butler  Great Britain 4 3 29 21 Q
6 Dorothy Locke  United States 3 5 28 32  
7 Inger Klint  Denmark 2 5 16 31  
8 Joan Archibald  Canada 1 5 16 26  
9 Eugenia Escudero  Mexico 0 6 11 30  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Helene Mayer  Germany 7 0 35 6 Q
2 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes  Great Britain 5 2 32 25 Q
3 Gerda Munck  Denmark 4 3 28 19 Q
4 Marion Lloyd  United States 4 3 25 24 Q
5 Jo de Boer  Netherlands 4 3 27 25 Q
6 Margit Danÿ  Hungary 3 4 24 28  
7 Muriel Guggolz  United States 1 6 14 31  
8 Jeanne Vical  France 0 7 8 35  
 

Final Standings

RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Ellen Müller-Preis 20 Austria AUT Gold  
2 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes 21 Great Britain GBR Silver  
3 Erna Bogen-Bogáti 25 Hungary HUN Bronze  
4 Jenny Addams 23 Belgium BEL    
5 Helene Mayer 21 Germany GER    
6 Jo de Boer 31 Netherlands NED    
7 Gerda Munck 31 Denmark DEN    
8 Grete Olsen 20 Denmark DEN    
8 Marion Lloyd 26 United States USA    
10 Peggy Butler   Great Britain GBR    
6 p1 r1/2 Dorothy Locke 20 United States USA    
6 p2 r1/2 Margit Danÿ 26 Hungary HUN    
7 p1 r1/2 Inger Klint 41 Denmark DEN    
7 p2 r1/2 Muriel Guggolz 28 United States USA    
8 p1 r1/2 Joan Archibald 19 Canada CAN    
8 p2 r1/2 Jeanne Vical 24 France FRA    
9 p1 r1/2 Eugenia Escudero 17 Mexico MEX  

 

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