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1936  Berlin Summer Olympics

1936 Summer Olympics - The Results (Fencing)

Fencing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games

 

  

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Date Started: August 2, 1936
Date Finished: August 15, 1936
Events: 7

Participants: 311 (270 men and 41 women) from 29 countries
Youngest Participant: YUG Aleksandar Nikolić (17 years, 83 days)
Oldest Participant: ARG Carmelo Merlo (55 years, 29 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): ITA Giulio Gaudini and ITA Gustavo Marzi (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): ITA Italy (9 medals)

Participating nations

A total of 311 fencers (270 men and 41 women) from 29 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

  •  Argentina (11)
  •  Austria (15)
  •  Belgium (20)
  •  Brazil (6)
  •  Bulgaria (1)
  •  Canada (8)
  •  Chile (7)
  •  Costa Rica (1)
  •  Czechoslovakia (13)
  •  Denmark (9)
  •  Egypt (6)
  •  France (19)
  •  Germany (16)
  •  Great Britain (18)
  •  Greece (8)
  •  Hungary (19)
  •  Italy (16)
  •  Mexico (2)
  •  Netherlands (11)
  •  Norway (5)
  •  Poland (11)
  •  Portugal (5)
  •  Romania (7)
  •  Sweden (13)
  •  Switzerland (18)
  •  Turkey (7)
  •  United States (22)
  •  Uruguay (5)
  •  Yugoslavia (12)
  

Overview

The fencing at the 1936 Games was held at two venues on the Reichssportfeld, the Sportforum and the Haus des Deutschen Sports. The same schedule of six events for men and the women’s foil were contested in Berlin as took place in Los Angeles in 1932.

The Olympic titles were divided between Italy, who won individual and team gold in both Épée and foil, and Hungary who were dominant in sabre and also won the sole event for women.

The individual star of the games was [Giulio Gaudini] of Italy who added silver in team sabre to his two foil titles.

In view of the situation in Germany at the time, the medal podium at the women’s foil was one that held a special significance. All three medal winners were Jewish including the host nation’s [Helene Mayer], the only Jew on the German team.

At the 1936 Summer Olympics, seven fencing events were contested, six for men and one for women.

  

Men's events

 Women's events
EventGoldSilverBronze
Foil, Individual Giulio Gaudini
 Italy
Edward Gardère
 France
Giorgio Bocchino
 Italy
Foil, Team  Italy (ITA)
Giorgio Bocchino
Manlio Di Rosa
Gioachino Guaragna
Ciro Verratti
Giulio Gaudini
Gustavo Marzi
 France (FRA)
Edward Gardère
André Gardere
Jacques Coutrot
René Bougnol
René Bondoux
René Lemoine
 Germany (GER)
Siegfried Lerdon
August Heim
Erwin Casmir
Julius Eisenecker
Stefan Rosenbauer
Otto Adam
Épée, Individual Franco Riccardi
 Italy
Saverio Ragno
 Italy
Giancarlo Cornaggia Medici
 Italy
Épée, Team  Italy (ITA)
Alfredo Pezzana
Edoardo Mangiarotti
Saverio Ragno
Giancarlo C. Cornaggia-Medici
Giancarlo Brusati
Franco Riccardi
 Sweden (SWE)
Hans Drakenberg
Hans Granfelt
Gustaf Dyrssen
Gustav Almgren
Birger Cederin
Sven Thofelt
 France (FRA)
Henri Dulieux
Philippe Cattiau
Georges Buchard
Paul Wormser
Michel Pécheux
Bernard Schmetz
Sabre, Individual Endre Kabos
 Hungary
Gustavo Marzi
 Italy
Aladár Gerevich
 Hungary
Sabre, Team  Hungary (HUN)
Pál Kovács
Tibor Berczelly
Imre Rajczy
Aladár Gerevich
Endre Kabos
László Rajcsányi
 Italy (ITA)
Vincenzo Pinton
Aldo Masciotta
Athos Tanzini
Aldo Montano
Gustavo Marzi
Giulio Gaudini
 Germany (GER)
Hans Jörger
Julius Eisenecker
August Heim
Erwin Casmir
Richard Wahl
Hans Esser
EventGoldSilverBronze
Foil, Individual Ilona Elek
 Hungary
Helene Mayer
 Germany
Ellen Preis
 Austria
  

Medal table

 
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy (ITA) 4 3 2 9
2  Hungary (HUN) 3 0 1 4
3  France (FRA) 0 2 1 3
4  Germany (GER) 0 1 2 3
5  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
6  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
Totals (6 nations) 7 7 7 21
 

Men's Foil, Individual

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): House of Sports, Cupola Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin; Sports Forum, Gymnastics Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 5, 1936
Date Finished: August 6, 1936

Competitors 62from 22 nations

 

Summary

[Giulio Gaudini] had won an Olympic gold medal as part of the Italian foil team in 1928 but, despite being one of the most successful fencers in the inter-war period, had not won an individual foil in any of his three previous Olympic appearances. Gaudini had been European champion in 1934 but that title was now held by [André Gardère], one of two brothers who would represent France in Berlin.

There were few surprises in the list of qualifiers for the final pool which included three Italians in the eight combatants. As André Gardère floundered, his brother Edward emerged as the most serious threat to Gaudini. The deciding bout saw Gaudini emerge victorious by 5 hits to 3 and go on to complete a perfect 7-0 record. Another Italian, [Giorgio Bocchino], won the bronze medal.

Gaudini did not live to see another Olympic Games as he died of lung cancer in early 1948.

The men's foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the ninth appearance of the event. The competition was held from August 5, 1936 to August 6, 1936. 62 fencers from 22 nations competed. Nations were 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. Two points were awarded for each bout won. Ties were broken through fence-off bouts in early rounds if necessary for determining advancement, but by touches received in final rounds (and for non-advancement-necessary placement in earlier rounds)
 

Final

In the final pool, ties—including the tie for the bronze medal—were broken by touches received rather than by play-offs as in previous rounds.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTR
1st, gold medalist(s) Giulio Gaudini  Italy 14 7 0 35 20
2nd, silver medalist(s) Edward Gardère  France 12 6 1 33 25
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Giorgio Bocchino  Italy 8 4 3 28 22
4 Erwin Casmir  Germany 8 4 3 31 29
5 Gioacchino Guaragna  Italy 6 3 4 30 28
6 Raymond Bru  Belgium 6 3 4 25 31
7 André Gardère  France 2 1 6 23 32
8 Georges de Bourguignon  Belgium 0 0 7 17 35

Semifinals

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 12 6 1 34 20 Q
2 Giorgio Bocchino  Italy 10 5 1 28 18 Q
3 André Gardère  France 8 4 2 26 19 Q
4 Raymond Bru  Belgium 8 4 3 25 26 Q
5 Emrys Lloyd  Italy 6 3 4 28 24  
6 Paul Valcke  Belgium 4 2 5 19 28  
7 József Hátszeghy  Hungary 4 2 5 20 31  
8 Julius Eisenecker  Germany 2 1 6 20 34  

Semifinal 2

The three-way tie for third was determined by play-off, with Maszlay coming last against Bru and Losert resulting the latter two fencers advancing.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Gioacchino Guaragna  Italy 12 6 0 30 12 Q
2 Erwin Casmir  Germany 10 5 1 28 18 Q
3 Edward Gardère  France 10 5 1 29 21 Q
4 Georges de Bourguignon  Belgium 8 4 3 28 29 Q
5 Béla Bay  Hungary 6 3 4 27 28  
6 René Lemoine  France 4 2 5 19 32  
7 Joe Levis  United States 2 1 5 19 25  
8 Josef Losert  Austria 0 0 6 15 30  

Round 3

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.

Pool 1

Pool 3

Pool 4

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 8 4 0 20 5 Q
2 André Gardère  France 6 3 1 17 12 Q
2 Julius Eisenecker  Germany 6 3 1 15 12 Q
4 Béla Bay  Hungary 4 2 2 13 17 Q
5 Johan Falkenberg  Norway 0 0 4 6 20  
5 Roberto Larraz  Argentina 0 0 4 15 20  
                 

Pool 2

The three-way tie for third was determined by play-off, with Maszlay coming last against Bru and Losert resulting the latter two fencers advancing.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Joe Levis  United States 10 5 0 25 16 Q
2 Edward Gardère  France 6 3 1 18 9 Q
3 Raymond Bru  Belgium 4 2 3 21 22 Q
4 Josef Losert  Austria 4 2 3 17 18 Q
5 Lajos Maszlay  Hungary 4 2 3 17 20  
6 Bengt Ljungquist  Sweden 0 0 4 7 20  
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Erwin Casmir  Germany 10 4 1 23 13 Q
2 Gioacchino Guaragna  Italy 6 3 1 18 10 Q
3 József Hátszeghy  Hungary 6 3 2 20 19 Q
4 Georges de Bourguignon  Belgium 4 2 2 18 15 Q
5 Jens Frølich  Norway 2 1 4 15 24  
5 Jiří Jesenský  Czechoslovakia 2 1 4 11 24  
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Giorgio Bocchino  Italy 6 3 1 17 11 Q
2 René Lemoine  France 6 3 1 17 12 Q
3 Paul Valcke  Belgium 6 3 1 16 13 Q
4 Emrys Lloyd  Italy 6 3 2 19 14 Q
5 Mahmoud Ahmed Abdin  Egypt 2 1 4 17 22  
6 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 0 0 4 6 20

Round 2

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to round 3.

Pool 1

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Joe Levis  United States 8 4 1 24 16 Q
2 Paul Valcke  Belgium 8 4 1 24 18 Q
3 Julius Eisenecker  Germany 4 2 3 19 19 Q
4 Giorgio Bocchino  Italy 4 2 3 16 22 Q
5 Michel Fauconnet  Switzerland 4 2 3 17 20  
6 Karl Sudrich  Austria 2 1 4 17 22  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 6 3 1 19 9 Q
2 József Hátszeghy  Hungary 6 3 1 16 12 Q
3 Josef Losert  Austria 6 3 1 17 17 Q
4 Johan Falkenberg  Norway 4 2 1 12 10 Q
5 Ivar Tingdahl  Sweden 2 1 4 15 24  
6 Gottfried von Meiss  Switzerland 0 0 4 13 20  

Pool 3

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Edward Gardère  France 8 4 0 20 8 Q
2 Lajos Maszlay  Hungary 6 3 1 18 11 Q
3 Georges de Bourguignon  Belgium 6 3 1 19 13 Q
4 Jiří Jesenský  Czechoslovakia 4 2 3 15 21 Q
5 August Heim  Germany 2 1 4 17 23  
6 Josef Ritz  Austria 0 0 4 7 20  

Pool 4

It is unclear why Marion did not face at least one of Bembis and Lloyd; two additional wins would have placed Marion even with Leidersdorff and Abdin in points (though they each had additional bouts that could have earned them more, if necessary).

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Emrys Lloyd  Italy 6 3 0 15 6 Q
2 Roberto Larraz  Argentina 6 3 1 18 11 Q
3 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 4 2 1 11 9 Q
4 Mahmoud Ahmed Abdin  Egypt 4 2 1 11 10 Q
5 Edo Marion  Yugoslavia 0 0 3 4 15  
6 Konstantinos Bembis  Greece 0 0 4 10 20  

Pool 5

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 André Gardère  France 8 4 1 24 13 Q
2 Raymond Bru  Belgium 6 3 1 18 12 Q
3 Gioacchino Guaragna  Italy 6 3 1 17 12 Q
4 Jens Frølich  Norway 4 2 3 16 23 Q
5 Hugh Alessandroni  United States 2 1 4 17 22  
5 Nikolaos Manolesos  Greece 2 1 4 12 22  

Pool 6

Ljungquist defeated Pecora in a tie-breaker play-off.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Erwin Casmir  Germany 10 5 0 25 14 Q
2 Béla Bay  Hungary 6 3 2 18 13 Q
3 René Lemoine  France 8 3 2 20 21 Q
4 Bengt Ljungquist  Sweden 4 2 3 18 19 Q
5 Bill Pecora  United States 4 2 3 16 20  
6 Bohuslav Kirchmann  Czechoslovakia 0 0 5 15 25  

Round 1

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to round 2.

Pool 1

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 10 5 1 29 12 Q
2 Bengt Ljungquist  Sweden 8 4 2 26 14 Q
3 Paul Valcke  Belgium 8 4 2 26 20 Q
4 Bohuslav Kirchmann  Czechoslovakia 8 4 2 24 22 Q
5 Ángel Gorordo  Argentina 6 3 3 20 18  
6 César Barros  Chile 2 1 5 7 29  
7 Spyridon Ferentinos  Greece 0 0 6 13 30  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 André Gardère  France 10 5 0 25 8 Q
2 Roberto Larraz  Argentina 8 4 1 24 13 Q
3 Konstantinos Bembis  Greece 6 3 2 20 15 Q
4 Gottfried von Meiss  Switzerland 4 2 3 17 19 Q
5 Ricardo Vagnotti  Brazil 2 1 4 10 22  
6 Mirko Koršič  Yugoslavia 0 0 5 7 25  
                 

Pool 3

Pecora defeated Pearce in a play-off for the fourth qualification spot.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Erwin Casmir  Germany 12 6 0 30 10 Q
2 Lajos Maszlay  Hungary 10 5 1 27 16 Q
3 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 10 5 2 30 26 Q
4 Bill Pecora  United States 8 4 3 25 24 Q
5 Denis Pearce  Great Britain 6 4 3 26 25  
6 Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt  Czechoslovakia 4 2 5 21 28  
7 Mauris Shamil  Egypt 2 1 6 21 32  
8 Hubert de Bèsche  Sweden 0 0 7 16 35  
                 

Pool 4

The three-way tie for third was determined by play-off, with Goyoaga coming last against Tingdahl and Jesenský resulting the latter two fencers advancing.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Emrys Lloyd  Italy 10 5 0 25 7 Q
2 Josef Losert  Austria 8 4 1 22 15 Q
3 Ivar Tingdahl  Sweden 4 2 3 18 19 Q
4 Jiří Jesenský  Czechoslovakia 4 2 3 16 22 Q
5 Tomás Goyoaga  Chile 4 2 3 17 18  
6 Marjan Pengov  Yugoslavia 0 0 5 8 25  

Pool 5

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 József Hátszeghy  Hungary 10 5 0 25 10 Q
2 René Lemoine  France 8 4 1 23 14 Q
3 August Heim  Germany 6 3 1 19 8 Q
4 Johan Falkenberg  Norway 6 3 1 18 10 Q
5 Svend Jacobsen  Denmark 2 1 4 11 21  
6 Jean Rubli  Switzerland 0 0 4 8 20  
7 Hermogenes Valdebenito  Chile 0 0 5 4 25  
                 

Pool 6

The three-way tie for third was determined by play-off, with Valenzuela coming last against Bay and Frølich resulting the latter two fencers advancing.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Joe Levis  United States 12 6 0 30 13 Q
2 Mahmoud Ahmed Abdin  Egypt 10 5 1 26 20 Q
3 Béla Bay  Hungary 6 3 3 25 20 Q
4 Jens Frølich  Norway 6 3 3 26 23 Q
5 Rodolfo Valenzuela  Argentina 6 3 3 23 22  
6 Lodovico Alessandri  Brazil 2 1 5 18 29  
7 Ernest Dalton  Canada 0 0 6 9 30  

Pool 7

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Georges de Bourguignon  Belgium 10 5 0 25 15 Q
2 Giorgio Bocchino  Italy 8 4 0 20 9 Q
3 Michel Fauconnet  Switzerland 6 3 1 19 10 Q
4 Josef Ritz  Austria 6 3 3 21 24 Q
5 Caspar Schrøder  Denmark 4 2 4 19 26  
6 Moacyr Dunham  Brazil 0 0 4 10 20  
7 Nils Jørgensen  Norway 0 0 5 15 25  
                 

Pool 8

Alessandroni defeated Bartlett in a tie-breaker play-off.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Edward Gardère  France 10 5 1 28 14 Q
2 Julius Eisenecker  Germany 8 4 2 28 17 Q
3 Karl Sudrich  Austria 8 4 1 22 16 Q
4 Hugh Alessandroni  United States 6 3 3 23 25 Q
5 David Bartlett  Great Britain 6 3 3 22 23  
6 Dimitar Vasilev  Bulgaria 2 1 5 6 26  
7 Don Collinge  Canada 0 0 5 12 25  

Pool 9

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Gioacchino Guaragna  Italy 10 5 0 25 7 Q
2 Nikolaos Manolesos  Greece 8 4 1 21 17 Q
3 Raymond Bru  Belgium 6 3 2 21 16 Q
4 Edo Marion  Yugoslavia 6 3 2 18 19 Q
5 Charles Otis  Canada 2 1 4 13 24  
5 Paul Kunze  Netherlands 2 1 4 9 24  
7 Anwar Tawfik  Egypt 2 1 5 20 28  
 

Final Standings

RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Giulio Gaudini 31 Italy ITA Gold  
2 Edward Gardère 27 France FRA Silver  
3 Giorgio Bocchino 23 Italy ITA Bronze  
4 Erwin Casmir 40 Germany GER    
5 Gioacchino Guaragna 28 Italy ITA    
6 Raymond Bru 30 Belgium BEL    
7 André Gardère 23 France FRA    
8 Georges de Bourguignon 26 Belgium BEL    
5 p1 r4/5 Emrys Lloyd 30 Great Britain GBR    
5 p2 r4/5 Béla Bay 29 Hungary HUN    
6 p1 r4/5 Paul Valcke 22 Belgium BEL    
6 p2 r4/5 René Lemoine 30 France FRA    
7 p1 r4/5 József Hátszeghy 32 Hungary HUN    
7 p2 r4/5 Joe Levis 31 United States USA    
8 p1 r4/5 Julius Eisenecker 33 Germany GER    
8 p2 r4/5 Josef Losert 28 Austria AUT    
5 p2 r3/5 Lajos Maszlay 32 Hungary HUN    
5 p3 r3/5 Jens Frølich 22 Norway NOR    
5 p4 r3/5 Mahmoud Abdin 29 Egypt EGY    
5T p1 r3/5 Johan Falkenberg 34 Norway NOR    
5T p1 r3/5 Roberto Larraz 37 Argentina ARG    
6 p2 r3/5 Bengt Ljungquist 23 Sweden SWE    
6 p3 r3/5 Jiří Jesenský 30 Czechoslovakia TCH    
6 p4 r3/5 Aage Leidersdorff 26 Denmark DEN    
5 p1 r2/5 Michel Fauconnet 26 Switzerland SUI    
5 p2 r2/5 Ivar Tingdahl 42 Sweden SWE    
5 p3 r2/5 August Heim 32 Germany GER    
5 p4 r2/5 Edo Marion 26 Yugoslavia YUG    
5 p5 r2/5 Hugh Alessandroni 28 United States USA    
5 p5 r2/5 Nikolaos Manolesos   Greece GRE    
5 p6 r2/5 Bill Pecora 23 United States USA    
6 p1 r2/5 Karl Sudrich 40 Austria AUT    
6 p2 r2/5 Gottfried von Meiss 26 Switzerland SUI    
6 p3 r2/5 Josef Ritz 36 Austria AUT    
6 p4 r2/5 Konstantinos Bembis   Greece GRE    
6 p6 r2/5 Bohuslav Kirchmann 34 Czechoslovakia TCH    
5 p1 r1/5 Ángel Gorordo 32 Argentina ARG    
5 p2 r1/5 Ricardo Vagnotti 23 Brazil BRA    
5 p3 r1/5 Denis Pearce 40 Great Britain GBR    
5 p4 r1/5 Tomás Goyoaga 38 Chile CHI    
5 p5 r1/5 Svend Jacobsen 29 Denmark DEN    
5 p6 r1/5 Rodolfo Valenzuela 30 Argentina ARG    
5 p7 r1/5 Caspar Schrøder 30 Denmark DEN    
5 p8 r1/5 David Bartlett 24 Great Britain GBR    
5 p9 r1/5 Charles Otis 30 Canada CAN    
5 p9 r1/5 Paul Kunze 31 Netherlands NED    
6 p1 r1/5 César Barros 24 Chile CHI    
6 p2 r1/5 Mirko KorÅ¡ić 22 Yugoslavia YUG    
6 p3 r1/5 Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt 23 Czechoslovakia TCH    
6 p4 r1/5 Marjan Pengov 23 Yugoslavia YUG    
6 p5 r1/5 Jean Rubli 25 Switzerland SUI    
6 p6 r1/5 Ferdinando Alessandri 32 Brazil BRA    
6 p7 r1/5 Moacyr Dunham 27 Brazil BRA    
6 p8 r1/5 Dimitar Vasilev 32 Bulgaria BUL    
7 p1 r1/5 Spyridon Ferentinos   Greece GRE    
7 p3 r1/5 Mauris Shamil   Egypt EGY    
7 p5 r1/5 Hermógenes Valdebenito 35 Chile CHI    
7 p6 r1/5 Ernest Dalton 39 Canada CAN    
7 p7 r1/5 Nils Jørgensen 25 Norway NOR    
7 p8 r1/5 Don Collinge 26 Canada CAN    
7 p9 r1/5 Anwar Tawfik 22 Egypt EGY    
8 p3 r1/5 Hubert de Bèsche 25 Sweden SWE  

 

 

Men's Foil, Team

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): House of Sports, Cupola Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 2, 1936
Date Finished: August 4, 1936

Competitors 99from 17 nations

 

Summary

Since 1920 the team gold medal at foil had alternated between France and Italy. France were the reigning Olympic champions but the European Championships (later reclassified as World Championships) had been the domain of the Italians in the intervening years. The two nations also provided five of the eight finalists in the individual event.

The Italians proved their superiority by recording large victories throughout the event with only Hungary, who won lost 8-13 in the semi-final round causing even the slightest discomfort to them.

Italy whitewashed bronze medallists Germany 16-0 in the final pool and beat France 9-4 in the decisive match.

The men's team foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 2 to 4 August 1936. 99 fencers from 17 nations competed. 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. 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, with competition potentially stopping when one team reached 9 points out of the possible 16 (this did not always occur and matches sometimes continued). If the bouts were 8–8, touches received was used to determine the winning team. Pool matches unnecessary to the result were not played; this rule affected all 10 of the pools in the first two rounds, which stopped after 2 of 3 possible matches when one team lost both

Final

In the first pairings, Italy beat Austria while France defeated Germany. In the second, France defeated Austria while Italy beat Germany. The third and final pairings of the round-robin became effectively a gold-medal final between Italy and France (both of whom were undefeated to that point) as well as a bronze-medal match featuring Germany and Austria. Italy reached 9 wins after 13 individual bouts, securing the gold medal while France took silver. Germany accumulated 9 wins in 14 bouts, earning bronze.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBL
1st, gold medalist(s)  Italy 6 3 0 38 8
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France 6 3 0 29 19
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany 4 2 1 28 20
4  Austria 2 1 2 24 24

Semifinals

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

Semifinal 1

Italy and the United States advanced from the same second-round group, but had not played each other yet. Italy defeated each of the three other teams. Austria had a decisive 12–4 win against the United States, but fell to Hungary on touches received 53–63 after the individual bouts were 8–8. Hungary in turn lost to the United States, 9–7, creating a three-way tie for second place. Austria had lost the fewest individual bouts and advanced.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy 6 3 0 25 10 Q
2  Austria 2 1 2 24 24 Q
3  Hungary 2 1 2 18 30  
4  United States 2 1 0 16 32  

Semifinal 2

Germany and Argentina advanced from the same second-round group, but had not played each other yet. France remained undefeated, beating each of the other three teams. Germany defeated Belgium and Argentina to advance as well, with Belgium finishing third in the group with a win over Argentina.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  France 6 3 0 29 19 Q
2  Germany 4 2 1 28 20 Q
3  Belgium 2 1 2 25 23  
4  Argentina 0 0 3 14 34  
 

Round 2

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the semifinals.

Pool 1

Germany and Great Britain advanced from the same first-round group, but had not played each other yet. Great Britain was defeated after losing to both Argentina and Germany, who did not play each other. The match between Argentina and Great Britain was decided on touches received, 57–62, after being tied on individual bouts 8–8.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Germany 2 1 0 9 2 Q
2  Argentina 2 1 0 8 8 Q
3  Great Britain 0 0 2 10 17  

Pool 2

Italy and the United States each defeated Switzerland. This resulted in Switzerland being eliminated and the match between Italy and the United States not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy 2 1 0 15 1 Q
2  United States 2 1 0 13 3 Q
3  Switzerland 0 0 2 4 28  

Pool 3

France and Hungary each defeated Yugoslavia. This resulted in Yugoslavia being eliminated and the match between France and Hungary not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  France 2 1 0 9 1 Q
2  Hungary 2 1 0 14 2 Q
3  Yugoslavia 0 0 2 3 23  

Pool 4

Austria and Belgium each defeated Czechoslovakia. This resulted in Czechoslovakia being eliminated and the match between Austria and Belgium not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Austria 2 1 0 12 4 Q
2  Belgium 2 1 0 11 5 Q
3  Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 9 23  
 

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced to round 2.

Pool 1

Switzerland defeated Greece on touches received (64–68) after the bouts were tied at 8 apiece. Belgium also defeated Greece. This resulted in Greece being eliminated and the match between Belgium and Switzerland not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Belgium 2 1 0 9 2 Q
2  Switzerland 2 1 0 8 8 Q
3  Greece 0 0 2 10 17  

Pool 2

France and Yugoslavia each defeated Brazil. This resulted in Brazil being eliminated and the match between France and Yugoslavia not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  France 2 1 0 16 0 Q
2  Yugoslavia 2 1 0 9 7 Q
3  Brazil 0 0 2 7 25  

Pool 3

Argentina and Czechoslavkia each defeated Denmark. This resulted in Denmark being eliminated and the match between Argentina and Czechoslavkia not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Argentina 2 1 0 14 2 Q
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 13 3 Q
3  Denmark 0 0 2 5 27  

Pool 4

Germany and Great Britain each defeated Canada. This resulted in Canada being eliminated and the match between Germany and Great Britain not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Germany 2 1 0 15 1 Q
2  Great Britain 2 1 0 14 2 Q
3  Canada 0 0 2 3 29  

Pool 5

Italy and Austria each defeated Egypt. This resulted in Egypt being eliminated and the match between Italy and Austria not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy 2 1 0 13 1 Q
2  Austria 2 1 0 11 5 Q
3  Egypt 0 0 2 6 24  

Pool 6

The United States and Hungary each defeated Norway. This resulted in Norway being eliminated and the match between the United States and Hungary not being played.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  United States 2 1 0 12 4 Q
2  Hungary 2 1 0 10 6 Q
3  Norway 0 0 2 10 22  
 

Rosters

Argentina
  • Roberto Larraz
  • Héctor Lucchetti
  • Ángel Gorordo
  • Luis Lucchetti
  • Rodolfo Valenzuela
  • Manuel Torrente
Austria
  • Hans Lion
  • Roman Fischer
  • Hans Schönbaumsfeld
  • Ernst Baylon
  • Josef Losert
  • Karl Sudrich
Belgium
  • Georges de Bourguignon
  • André Van De Werve De Vorsselaer
  • Henri Paternóster
  • Raymond Bru
  • Jean Heeremans
  • Paul Valcke
Brazil
  • Moacyr Dunham
  • Ennio de Oliveira
  • Ricardo Vagnotti
  • Lodovico Alessandri
Canada
  • Bertrand Boissonnault
  • Don Collinge
  • George Tully
  • Charles Otis
  • Ernest Dalton
Czechoslovakia
  • Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt
  • František Vohryzek
  • Jiří Jesenský
  • Bohuslav Kirchmann
  • Josef Hildebrand

 

Denmark
  • Erik Hammer Sørensen
  • Kim Bærentzen
  • Aage Leidersdorff
  • Caspar Schrøder
  • Svend Jacobsen
Egypt
  • Mahmoud Ahmed Abdin
  • Mauris Shamil
  • Hassan Hosni Tawfik
  • Anwar Tawfik
France
  • André Gardère
  • Edward Gardère
  • René Lemoine
  • René Bondoux
  • Jacques Coutrot
  • René Bougnol
Germany
  • Siegfried Lerdon
  • August Heim
  • Julius Eisenecker
  • Erwin Casmir
  • Stefan Rosenbauer
  • Otto Adam
Great Britain
  • Denis Pearce
  • David Bartlett
  • Emrys Lloyd
  • Geoffrey Hett
  • Christopher Hammersley
  • Roger Tredgold
Greece
  • Konstantinos Botasis
  • Spyridon Ferentinos
  • Konstantinos Bembis
  • Nikolaos Manolesos
  • Menelaos Psarrakis

 

Hungary
  • József Hátszeghy
  • Lajos Maszlay
  • Aladár Gerevich
  • Béla Bay
  • Ottó Hátszeghy
  • Antal Zirczy
Italy
  • Manlio Di Rosa
  • Giulio Gaudini
  • Gioacchino Guaragna
  • Gustavo Marzi
  • Giorgio Bocchino
  • Ciro Verratti
Norway
  • Nils Jørgensen
  • Jens Frølich
  • Johan Falkenberg
  • Thorstein Guthe
Switzerland
  • Michel Fauconnet
  • Édouard Fitting
  • Jean Rubli
  • Gottfried von Meiss
  • Constantin Antoniades
United States
  • Joe Levis
  • Hugh Alessandroni
  • John Potter
  • John Hurd
  • Warren Dow
  • Bill Pecora
Yugoslavia
  • Branko Tretinjak
  • Edo Marion
  • Mirko Koršič
  • Marjan Pengov
  • Aleksandar Nikolić
  • Vlado Mažuranić
 

Men's Épée, Individual

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Tennis Courts and Tennis Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 9, 1936
Date Finished: August 11, 1936

Competitors 68from 26 nations

 

Summary

The Épée turned into a bonanza for Italy and, for the first time in Olympic history, Italians took all three medals available. [Franco Riccardi], a wealthy wine producer from Milan, lost only twice in the whole competition. Riccardi had been a member of the Italian team that won gold in 1928 and silver in 1932 but this was his one and only appearance in an individual event at Olympic level.

Behind him placed teammates [Saverio Ragno] and 1932 champion [Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici] with European champion [Hans Drakenberg] of Sweden just missing a medal in 4th.

The men's épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the ninth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 9 August 1936 to 11 August 1936. 68 fencers from 26 nations competed. Nations were limited to three fencers.

The competition format was pool play round-robin, with bouts to three touches (unlike foil and sabre, but continuing the format from 1932). Not all bouts were played in some pools if not necessary to determine advancement. Two points were awarded for each bout won; if both fencers scored a hit simultaneously to make the bout 3–3, each received one point for the "null match". Ties were broken through fence-off bouts in early rounds if necessary for determining advancement, but by touches received in final rounds (and for non-advancement-necessary placement in earlier rounds)

Final

The Italian fencers swept the medals. Ties in the final were broken by touches received, including Ragno taking silver to Cornaggia-Medici's bronze by a touches received score of 15–16 (Ragno had beaten Cornaggia-Medici head-to-head in the final after losing to him in the semifinal). Riccardi beat both of his countrymen in their bouts, ultimately taking gold with 1 point more than either despite winning 1 fewer bout due to his 3 ties.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTR
1st, gold medalist(s) Franco Riccardi  Italy 13 5 1 3 25 18
2nd, silver medalist(s) Saverio Ragno  Italy 12 6 3 0 24 15
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici  Italy 12 6 3 0 22 16
4 Hans Drakenberg  Sweden 10 4 3 2 20 20
5 Charles Debeur  Belgium 9 4 4 1 21 21
6 Henrique da Silveira  Portugal 8 4 5 0 18 19
7 Raymond Stasse  Belgium 8 3 4 2 21 21
8 Ian Campbell-Gray  Great Britain 8 3 4 2 18 24
9 Béla Bay  Hungary 7 3 5 1 18 22
10 Khristos Zalokostas  Greece 3 1 7 1 15 26

Semifinals

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

Semifinal 1

In the four-way tie for third place, Pécheux finished last in the play-off with Debeur, Zalokostas, and Cornaggia-Medici, with the latter three advancing.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Ian Campbell-Gray  Great Britain 18 9 0 0 27 9 Q
2 Saverio Ragno  Italy 12 6 3 0 20 20 Q
3 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici  Italy 10 5 4 0 19 13 Q
4 Khristos Zalokostas  Greece 10 5 4 0 19 19 Q
5 Charles Debeur  Belgium 10 5 4 0 23 22 Q
6 Michel Pécheux  France 10 5 4 0 23 19  
7 Hans Granfelt  Sweden 8 4 5 0 20 21  
8 Antonio Haro  Mexico 5 2 6 1 15 24  
9 Paulo Leal  Portugal 5 2 6 1 15 25  
10 Jean Hauert  Switzerland 2 1 8 0 15 26  

Semifinal 2

In the four-way tie for fifth place, Drakenberg won the play-off pool against Kantor, Fitting, and Lerdon.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Raymond Stasse  Belgium 15 7 1 1 26 13 Q
2 Franco Riccardi  Italy 13 6 1 1 23 13 Q
3 Henrique da Silveira  Portugal 10 5 3 0 18 11 Q
4 Béla Bay  Hungary 10 5 4 0 20 16 Q
5 Hans Drakenberg  Sweden 8 3 4 2 19 22 Q
6 Roman Kantor  Poland 8 4 5 0 17 22  
7 Frédéric Fitting  Switzerland 8 4 5 0 19 23  
7 Siegfried Lerdon  Germany 8 3 4 2 20 23  
9 Hervé, Count du Monceau de Bergendael  Belgium 4 2 7 0 15 22  
10 Henrique de Aguilar  Brazil 4 2 7 0 13 25  

Round 2

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

Pool 1

In the four-way tie for third place, Knutzen finished last in the play-off with Debeur, da Silveira, and Granfelt, with the latter three advancing.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Michel Pécheux  France 12 6 3 0 21 19 Q
2 Charles Debeur  Belgium 11 5 2 1 20 16 Q
3 Henrique da Silveira  Portugal 10 5 4 0 18 16 Q
4 Hans Granfelt  Sweden 10 5 4 0 21 18 Q
5 Jean Hauert  Switzerland 10 5 4 0 20 19 Q
6 Egill Knutzen  Norway 10 5 4 0 24 21  
7 Frederick Weber  United States 9 4 4 1 20 20  
8 George Tully  Canada 6 3 6 0 18 21  
9 Pál Dunay  Hungary 5 1 5 3 20 26  
10 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 3 1 6 1 15 21  

Pool 2

Campbell-Gray defeated Miclescu-Prăjescu in a play-off bout to break to the tie for fifth and last advancement spot. The official report lists Weber 9th and Duret 8th, though the scoring system would put Weber in 8th with fewer touches received.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Hans Drakenberg  Sweden 15 7 1 1 26 13 Q
2 Roman Kantor  Poland 14 7 2 0 23 12 Q
3 Raymond Stasse  Belgium 14 7 2 0 23 15 Q
4 Saverio Ragno  Italy 12 6 2 0 21 12 Q
5 Ian Campbell-Gray  Great Britain 8 4 5 0 19 18 Q
6 Ioan Miclescu-Prăjescu  Romania 8 3 4 2 21 21  
7 Preben Christiansen  Denmark 4 2 6 0 7 21  
8 Cornelis Weber  Netherlands 4 1 5 2 13 22  
9 François Duret  Switzerland 4 1 6 2 17 26  
10 Thorstein Guthe  Norway 3 1 5 1 13 23  

Pool 3

It is unclear why Villamil did not face Barraza, Driebergen did not face Leal, and Boulad did not face Bay. In general, bouts unnecessary to advancement were not played, but each of the three men eliminated in 6th through 8th place were within 2 points of the 5th-place finisher Zalokostas and could have caught him with an additional win (or even tie for Villamil), though Zalokostas himself had an unplayed bout against Hammer Sørensen and could have added to his point total.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Franco Riccardi  Italy 12 6 1 0 20 9 Q
2 Béla Bay  Hungary 11 5 2 1 21 14 Q
3 Paulo Leal  Portugal 10 5 2 0 16 11 Q
4 Frédéric Fitting  Switzerland 10 5 3 0 22 13 Q
5 Khristos Zalokostas  Greece 8 4 2 2 20 19 Q
6 Antonio Villamil  Argentina 7 3 4 1 17 17  
7 Willem Driebergen  Netherlands 6 3 5 0 14 16  
8 Marcel Boulad  Egypt 6 3 5 0 15 21  
9 Erik Hammer Sørensen  Denmark 2 1 6 0 8 19  
10 Tomas Barraza  Chile 0 0 7 0 7 21  

Pool 4

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Antonio Haro  Mexico 12 6 2 0 20 11 Q
2 Siegfried Lerdon  Germany 10 5 2 0 17 9 Q
3 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici  Italy 10 5 3 0 21 14 Q
4 Henrique de Aguilar  Brazil 10 5 3 0 18 14 Q
5 Hervé, Count du Monceau de Bergendael  Belgium 10 5 4 0 21 20 Q
6 Raúl Saucedo  Argentina 6 3 5 0 15 19  
6 Gustavo Carinhas  Portugal 6 3 5 0 14 19  
6 Rezső von Bartha  Hungary 6 3 5 0 12 19  
9 Nicolae Marinescu  Romania 6 3 5 0 12 21  
10 Gustaf Dyrssen  Sweden 4 2 6 0 15 19  
 

Round 1

The top five finishers in each pool advanced to round 2.

Pool 1

De Beaumont is listed in 8th place and Schröder in 9th place in the official report, but Schröder had more points than de Beaumont.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Nicolae Marinescu  Romania 12 6 3 0 22 17 Q
2 Hans Drakenberg  Sweden 10 5 1 0 17 9 Q
3 Antonio Villamil  Argentina 10 5 1 0 17 10 Q
4 Béla Bay  Hungary 10 5 2 0 19 13 Q
5 Roman Kantor  Poland 10 5 4 0 21 22 Q
6 Mahmoud Ahmed Abdin  Egypt 8 4 5 0 20 21  
7 Nicolaas van Hoorn  Netherlands 6 3 5 0 19 18  
8 Otto Schröder  Germany 5 2 5 1 17 21  
9 Charles de Beaumont  Great Britain 4 2 6 0 12 20  
10 Bertrand Boissonnault  Canada 3 1 6 1 8 23  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Henrique de Aguilar  Brazil 12 6 0 0 18 5 Q
2 Preben Christiansen  Denmark 9 4 1 1 16 12 Q
3 Gustaf Dyrssen  Sweden 8 4 2 0 14 10 Q
4 Pál Dunay  Hungary 7 3 2 1 14 14 Q
5 Khristos Zalokostas  Greece 6 3 3 0 13 11 Q
6 Antoni Franz  Poland 5 2 4 1 15 19  
7 Robert Bergmann  Czechoslovakia 3 1 4 1 11 17  
8 Karl Hanisch  Austria 0 0 8 0 8 21  

Pool 3

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Hans Granfelt  Sweden 12 6 2 0 22 12 Q
2 Hervé, Count du Monceau de Bergendael  Belgium 12 6 2 0 20 15 Q
3 François Duret  Switzerland 10 5 2 0 18 11 Q
4 Egill Knutzen  Norway 10 5 3 0 18 14 Q
5 Marcel Boulad  Egypt 8 4 4 0 15 16 Q
6 Gustave Heiss  United States 6 3 5 0 13 20  
7 Henri Dulieux  France 4 2 5 0 14 18  
8 František Vohryzek  Czechoslovakia 4 2 5 0 12 19  
9 Douglas Dexter  Great Britain 2 1 6 0 12 19  

Pool 4

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Raymond Stasse  Belgium 12 6 1 0 19 8 Q
2 Paulo Leal  Portugal 11 5 1 1 19 11 Q
3 Ian Campbell-Gray  Great Britain 10 5 2 0 17 12 Q
4 Saverio Ragno  Italy 10 5 3 0 18 15 Q
5 Rezső von Bartha  Hungary 10 5 3 0 19 16 Q
6 Josef Kunt  Czechoslovakia 6 3 4 0 14 17  
7 Denis Dolecsko  Romania 4 2 5 0 9 16  
8 Roman Fischer  Austria 3 1 6 1 15 21  
9 Ernest Dalton  Canada 0 0 7 0 7 21  

Pool 5

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Franco Riccardi  Italy 14 7 0 0 21 8 Q
2 Siegfried Lerdon  Germany 8 4 1 0 13 6 Q
3 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 8 4 2 0 13 10 Q
4 Cornelis Weber  Netherlands 6 3 2 0 13 8 Q
5 Ioan Miclescu-Prăjescu  Romania 6 3 3 0 13 12 Q
6 Ricardo Romero  Chile 4 2 5 0 10 18  
7 Vlado Mažuranić  Yugoslavia 2 1 5 0 8 16  
8 Moacyr Dunham  Brazil 0 0 6 0 5 18  

Pool 6

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Antonio Haro  Mexico 9 4 1 1 17 7 Q
2 Charles Debeur  Belgium 8 4 2 0 15 13 Q
3 Gustavo Carinhas  Portugal 6 3 2 0 11 10 Q
4 Tomas Barraza  Chile 6 3 2 0 10 12 Q
5 George Tully  Canada 5 2 3 1 14 14 Q
6 Frank Righeimer  United States 4 2 4 0 11 13  
7 Dimitar Vasilev  Bulgaria 2 1 5 0 6 15  

Pool 7

In the three-way tie for fourth, Martínez came last to da Silveira and Guthe, with the latter two advancing.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Frédéric Fitting  Switzerland 12 6 2 0 21 12 Q
2 Willem Driebergen  Netherlands 11 5 2 1 21 15 Q
3 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici  Italy 11 5 2 1 22 16 Q
4 Henrique da Silveira  Portugal 10 5 3 0 19 14 Q
5 Thorstein Guthe  Norway 10 5 3 0 20 17 Q
6 José Martínez  Mexico 10 5 3 0 18 18  
7 Ennio de Oliveira  Brazil 4 2 6 0 13 19  
8 Mauris Shamil  Egypt 2 1 7 0 11 22  
9 Rudolf Weber  Austria 0 1 7 0 11 23  

Pool 8

In the three-way tie for fourth, Martínez came last to da Silveira and Guthe, with the latter two advancing

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTiesTSTRNotes
1 Frederick Weber  United States 12 6 0 0 18 8 Q
2 Michel Pécheux  France 10 5 1 0 15 9 Q
3 Jean Hauert  Switzerland 8 4 2 0 15 9 Q
4 Erik Hammer Sørensen  Denmark 7 3 3 1 15 18 Q
5 Raúl Saucedo  Argentina 6 3 4 0 16 13 Q
6 Ernst Röthig  Germany 6 2 3 2 16 17  
7 Konstantinos Bembis  Greece 2 1 6 0 7 20  
8 Krešo Tretinjak  Yugoslavia 1 0 5 1 10 18  
 

Final Standings

RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Franco Riccardi 31 Italy ITA Gold  
2 Saverio Ragno 33 Italy ITA Silver  
3 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici 31 Italy ITA Bronze  
4 Hans Drakenberg 35 Sweden SWE    
5 Charles Debeur 30 Belgium BEL    
6 Henrique da Silveira 35 Portugal POR    
7 Raymond Stasse 23 Belgium BEL    
8 Ian Campbell-Gray 35 Great Britain GBR    
9 Béla Bay 29 Hungary HUN    
10 Khristos Zalokostas   Greece GRE    
6 p1 r3/4 Michel Pécheux 25 France FRA    
6 p2 r3/4 Roman Kantor 24 Poland POL    
7 p1 r3/4 Hans Granfelt 38 Sweden SWE    
7T p2 r3/4 Frédéric Fitting 36 Switzerland SUI    
7T p2 r3/4 Siegfried Lerdon 30 Germany GER    
8 p1 r3/4 Antonio Haro 25 Mexico MEX    
9 p1 r3/4 Paulo Leal 35 Portugal POR    
9 p2 r3/4 Hervé, Count du Monceau de Bergendael 26 Belgium BEL    
10 p1 r3/4 Jean Hauert 24 Switzerland SUI    
10 p2 r3/4 Henrique Vallim de Aguiar 39 Brazil BRA    
6 p1 r2/4 Egill Knutzen 22 Norway NOR    
6 p2 r2/4 Ioan Miclescu-Prăjescu 44 Romania ROU    
6 p3 r2/4 Antonio Villamil 31 Argentina ARG    
6T p4 r2/4 Gustavo Carinhas 28 Portugal POR    
6T p4 r2/4 Raúl Saucedo 31 Argentina ARG    
6T p4 r2/4 Rezső von Bartha 23 Hungary HUN    
7 p1 r2/4 Cornelis Weber 36 Netherlands NED    
7 p2 r2/4 Preben Christiansen 22 Denmark DEN    
7 p3 r2/4 Willem Driebergen 44 Netherlands NED    
8 p1 r2/4 George Tully 21 Canada CAN    
8 p2 r2/4 François Duret 25 Switzerland SUI    
8 p3 r2/4 Marcel Boulad 31 Egypt EGY    
9 p1 r2/4 Pál Dunay 27 Hungary HUN    
9 p2 r2/4 Frederick Weber 30 United States USA    
9 p3 r2/4 Erik Hammer Sørensen 33 Denmark DEN    
9 p4 r2/4 Nicolae Marinescu 29 Romania ROU    
10 p1 r2/4 Aage Leidersdorff 26 Denmark DEN    
10 p2 r2/4 Thorstein Guthe 24 Norway NOR    
10 p3 r2/4 Tomás Barraza 28 Chile CHI    
10 p4 r2/4 Gustaf Dyrssen 44 Sweden SWE    
6 p1 r1/4 Mahmoud Abdin 29 Egypt EGY    
6 p2 r1/4 Antoni Franz 31 Poland POL    
6 p3 r1/4 Gustave Heiss 31 United States USA    
6 p4 r1/4 Josef Kunt 32 Czechoslovakia TCH    
6 p5 r1/4 Ricardo Romero 36 Chile CHI    
6 p6 r1/4 Frank Righeimer 27 United States USA    
6 p7 r1/4 José Martínez 23 Mexico MEX    
6 p8 r1/4 Ernst Röthig 30 Germany GER    
7 p1 r1/4 Nicolaas van Hoorn 31 Netherlands NED    
7 p2 r1/4 Robert Bergmann 31 Czechoslovakia TCH    
7 p3 r1/4 Henri Dulieux 39 France FRA    
7 p4 r1/4 Denis Dolecsko 32 Romania ROU    
7 p5 r1/4 Vladimir Mažuranić 21 Yugoslavia YUG    
7 p6 r1/4 Dimitar Vasilev 32 Bulgaria BUL    
7 p7 r1/4 Ennio de Oliveira 24 Brazil BRA    
7 p8 r1/4 Konstantinos Bembis   Greece GRE    
8 p1 r1/4 Charles de Beaumont 34 Great Britain GBR    
8 p2 r1/4 Karl Hanisch 36 Austria AUT    
8 p3 r1/4 FrantiÅ¡ek Vohryzek 29 Czechoslovakia TCH    
8 p4 r1/4 Roman Fischer 20 Austria AUT    
8 p5 r1/4 Moacyr Dunham 27 Brazil BRA    
8 p7 r1/4 Mauris Shamil   Egypt EGY    
8 p8 r1/4 KreÅ¡o Tretinjak 31 Yugoslavia YUG    
9 p1 r1/4 Otto Schröder 34 Germany GER    
9 p3 r1/4 Douglas Dexter 49 Great Britain GBR    
9 p4 r1/4 Ernest Dalton 39 Canada CAN    
9 p7 r1/4 Rudolf Weber 33 Austria AUT    
10 p1 r1/4 Bertrand Boissonnault 29 Canada CAN  
 

Men's Épée, Team

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): House of Sports, Cupola Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin; Tennis Courts and Tennis Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Competitors 108from 21 nations

 

Summary

The team event was held a few days before the individual Épée and gave a very strong hint as to the domination that the Italians would show in that event.

The Italian team included the three men who would sweep the individual medals and they never looked like losing as they swept their way to the title. Included in the team was 17-year-old newcomer [Edoardo Mangiarotti] who would still be competing and winning medals in 1960 in Rome.

The silver medal was decided on a desperately close decision in favour of Sweden who tied 8-8 against France but were awarded victory on the basis of more hits, 32-31. The Swedish team included [Hans Granfelt], who had previously appeared at the Olympics as a discus thrower, and two Olympic modern pentathlon champions in the shape of [Sven Thofelt] and [Gustaf Dyrssen].

The men's team épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the seventh appearance of the event. The competition was held from 7 August 1936 to 8 August 1936. 108 fencers from 21 nations competed. 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. 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. Individual bouts were to 3 touches. Individual bouts awarded 2 points to the victor's team, or 1 point to each team if the individual bout was a 3–3 tie. The team with more points won the match, with competition potentially stopping when one team reached 17 points out of the possible 32, if further competition was not necessary to determine tie-breakers for advancement. If the points were tied at 16, touches received was used to determine the winning team. Pool matches unnecessary to the result were not played

Final

France defeated Germany again, while Italy faced Sweden for the first time and won. In the second set of pairings, Sweden defeated Germany and Italy beat France. This put Italy at 2–0, Sweden and France at 1–1, and Germany at 0–2 (and out of contention for the gold medal). In the final matches, Italy bested Germany without much difficulty (17 points to 4) to give the former the gold medal and the latter fourth place. The match between Sweden and France then became a silver/bronze match. It was as close as could be, with the individual bouts finishing 8–8. Sweden just barely prevailed on touches received, however, winning 31–32 to take silver and give France bronze.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBT
1st, gold medalist(s)  Italy 6 3 0 26 11 6
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sweden 4 2 1 21 22 5
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France 2 1 2 21 23 4
4  Germany 0 0 3 11 23 9
 

Semifinals

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

Semifinal 1

France and Poland advanced from the same second-round pool, but had not faced each other. France beat Germany and Belgium beat Poland in the first pair of matches. Germany defeated Belgium while France beat Poland in the second pair, putting France at 2–0, Germany and Belgium at 1–1, and Poland at 0–2. Poland's best hope was for a three-way tie for second at 1–2, but was unable to defeat Germany (falling 17 points to 5). France defeated Belgium, eliminating the latter team as well.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  France 6 3 0 33 12 0 Q
2  Germany 4 2 1 20 21 2 Q
3  Belgium 2 1 0 25 19 1  
4  Poland 0 0 3 8 34 1  

Pool 2

Italy and the United States were from the same second-round pool, but had not played each other yet. Italy won in the match between them in the first pairing, with Sweden prevailing over Portugal in the other first pairing. Sweden then defeated the United States and Italy beat Portugal. This left Italy and Sweden at 2–0 while Portugal and the United States were at 0–2, so the third set of matches was not played as unnecessary to determine advancement.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Italy 4 2 0 20 6 0 Q
2  Sweden 4 2 0 17 14 1 Q
3  Portugal 0 0 2 9 17 0  
4  United States 0 0 2 11 20 1  
 

Round 2

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the semifinals.

Pool 1

The United States defeated Czechoslovakia, 20 points to 12 (10–6). Italy also defeated Czechoslovakia, with the match stopped when Italy reached 17 points as it was then clear that Czechoslovakia was eliminated and the other two teams advanced.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Italy 2 1 0 8 3 1 Q
2  United States 2 1 0 10 6 0 Q
3  Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 9 18 1  

Pool 2

Sweden and Egypt were from the same first-round pool, but had not played each other yet. Both of those teams won their first matches, over the Netherlands and Germany, respectively (with Egypt winning on touches received 34–36 in a very close match). Both teams then lost their second matches, with the Sweden–Germany match also very close (Germany winning this time, 17 points to 15 in an 8–7–1 result). This left all four teams at 1–1, with the Sweden–Egypt and Netherlands–Germany matches both being winner-advances. Egypt was unable to win a single bout, with Sweden prevailing at 8–0–1; Germany defeated Netherlands with 9 wins in the first 13 bouts.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Sweden 4 2 1 24 15 2 Q
2  Germany 4 2 1 25 19 1 Q
3  Netherlands 2 1 2 22 22 1  
4  Egypt 2 1 2 12 27 2  

Pool 3

Belgium and Argentina advanced from the same first-round pool, but had not yet faced each other. They did so in the first match of this round, with Belgium prevailing on touches received (34–35) after the individual bouts were 8–8. Argentina then lost to Portugal, with the match stopped when Portugal reached 18 points (9–5).

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Portugal 2 1 1 9 5 0 Q
2  Belgium 2 1 0 8 8 0 Q
3  Argentina 2 1 0 13 17 0  

Pool 4

The Poland–Canada match came down to touches received after the bouts were 8–8, which Poland won 35–36. France defeated Great Britain 19 points to 13 (9–6–1). The victors in the first matches also won the second matches, with Poland beating Great Britain 18 points to 8 (13 bouts, 8–3–2) and France prevailing over Canada 26 points to 6 (13–3).

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  France 4 2 0 22 9 1 Q
2  Poland 4 2 0 16 11 2 Q
3  Great Britain 0 0 2 9 17 3  
4  Canada 0 0 2 11 21 0  
 

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced to round 2.

Pool 1

Poland defeated Portugal, 18 points to 14 (9–7). Switzerland defeated Poland on touches received, 32–35, after the points were tied at 16–16 with bouts won 8–8. Portugal defeated Switzerland 9–7 (18–14 on points). Switzerland was eliminated.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Poland 2 1 1 17 15 0 Q
2  Portugal 2 1 1 16 16 0 Q
3  Switzerland 2 1 1 15 17 0  

Pool 2

The Netherlands defeated Denmark, 18 points to 14, with an 8–6–2 individual bout result. The United States–Denmark match was stopped after 12 of 16 bouts when the Americans reached 18 points, 9–3. The United States did not play the Netherlands, as both advanced while Denmark was eliminated.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  United States 2 1 0 9 3 0 Q
2  Netherlands 2 1 0 8 6 2 Q
3  Denmark 0 0 2 9 17 2  

Pool 3

Great Britain defeated Chile, 26 points to 6, with a 12–2–2 individual bout result. The France–Chile match was stopped after 9 of 16 bouts when the French team reached 17 points, 8–0–1. France did not play Great Britain, as both advanced while Chile was eliminated.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Great Britain 2 1 0 12 2 2 Q
2  France 2 1 0 8 0 1 Q
3  Chile 0 0 2 2 20 3  

Pool 4

Egypt defeated Austria, 18 points to 14, with a 9–7 individual bout result. The Sweden–Austria match was stopped after 10 of 16 bouts when the Swedes reached 18 points, 9–1. Sweden did not play Egypt, as both advanced while Austria was eliminated.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Sweden 2 1 0 9 1 0 Q
2  Egypt 2 1 0 9 7 0 Q
3  Austria 0 0 2 8 18 0  

Pool 5

Argentina defeated Greece, 26 points to 6, with an 11–1–4 individual bout result. The Belgium–Greece match was stopped after 11 of 16 bouts when the Belgians reached 17 points, 8–2–1. Belgium did not play Argentina, as both advanced while Greece was eliminated.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Argentina 2 1 0 11 1 4 Q
2  Belgium 2 1 0 8 2 1 Q
3  Greece 0 0 2 3 19 5  

Pool 6

Czechoslovakia defeated Hungary, 17 points to 15, with an 8–7–1 individual bout result. The Italy–Hungary match was stopped after 11 of 16 bouts when the Italians reached 17 points, 8–2–1. Italy did not play Czechoslovakia, as both advanced while Hungary was eliminated.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Italy 2 1 0 8 2 1 Q
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 8 7 1 Q
3  Hungary 0 0 2 9 16 2  

Pool 7

Germany defeated Canada, 22 points to 10, with an 11–5 individual bout result. Canada then defeated Brazil, 17–15 points (8–7–1 bouts). The Germany–Brazil match resulted in a German win, 19–13 on points (9–6–1 bouts). This put Germany in first place at 2–0, Canada second at 1–1, and Brazil eliminated in third place at 0–2.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLBTNotes
1  Germany 4 2 0 20 11 1 Q
2  Canada 2 1 1 13 18 1 Q
3  Brazil 0 0 2 13 17 2  
 

Rosters

Argentina
  • Raúl Saucedo
  • Luis Lucchetti
  • Antonio Villamil
  • Roberto Larraz
  • Héctor Lucchetti
Austria
  • Karl Hanisch
  • Hans Schönbaumsfeld
  • Roman Fischer
  • Hugo Weczerek
  • Rudolf Weber
Belgium
  • Raymond Stasse
  • Robert T'Sas
  • Charles Debeur
  • Hervé, Count du Monceau de Bergendael
  • Jean Plumier
  • Marcel Heim
Brazil
  • Moacyr Dunham
  • Ricardo Vagnotti
  • Henrique de Aguilar
  • Ennio de Oliveira
Canada
  • Don Collinge
  • Ernest Dalton
  • Charles Otis
  • George Tully
Chile
  • Ricardo Romero
  • César Barros
  • Tomas Barraza
  • Julio Moreno
  • Tomás Goyoaga
Czechoslovakia
  • Robert Bergmann
  • František Vohryzek
  • Bohuslav Kirchmann
  • Josef Kunt
  • Alfred Klausnitzer
  • Václav Rais
Denmark
  • Erik Hammer Sørensen
  • Caspar Schrøder
  • Aage Leidersdorff
  • Preben Christiansen

 

Egypt
  • Mahmoud Ahmed Abdin
  • Marcel Boulad
  • Mauris Shamil
  • Hassan Hosni Tawfik
  • Anwar Tawfik
France
  • Philippe Cattiau
  • Bernard Schmetz
  • Georges Buchard
  • Michel Pécheux
  • Henri Dulieux
  • Paul Wormser
Germany
  • Siegfried Lerdon
  • Sepp Uhlmann
  • Hans Esser
  • Eugen Geiwitz
  • Ernst Röthig
  • Otto Schröder
Great Britain
  • Charles de Beaumont
  • Douglas Dexter
  • Bert Pelling
  • Ian Campbell-Gray
  • Terry Beddard
  • Bertie Childs
Greece
  • Khristos Zalokostas
  • Konstantinos Botasis
  • Tryfon Triantafyllakos
  • Konstantinos Bembis
Hungary
  • Jenő Borovszki
  • Tibor Székelyhidy
  • Béla Bay
  • Pál Dunay
  • István Bezegh-Huszágh

 

Italy
  • Edoardo Mangiarotti
  • Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici
  • Saverio Ragno
  • Franco Riccardi
  • Giancarlo Brusati
  • Alfredo Pezzana
Netherlands
  • Nicolaas van Hoorn
  • Jan Schepers
  • Willem Driebergen
  • Cornelis Weber
Poland
  • Alfred Staszewicz
  • Teodor Zaczyk
  • Rajmund Karwicki
  • Roman Kantor
  • Kazimierz Szempliński
  • Antoni Franz
Portugal
  • Henrique da Silveira
  • Paulo Leal
  • António de Menezes
  • João Sassetti
  • Gustavo Carinhas
Sweden
  • Hans Granfelt
  • Gösta Almgren
  • Hans Drakenberg
  • Birger Cederin
Switzerland
  • Jean Hauert
  • Édouard Fitting
  • Frédéric Fitting
  • Edmond Göldlin
  • Paul de Graffenried
  • Charles Hauert
United States
  • Frank Righeimer
  • Thomas Sands
  • Tracy Jaeckel
  • Gustave Heiss
  • Joe de Capriles
  • Andrew Boyd
 

Men's Sabre, Individual

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): House of Sports, Cupola Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin; Sports Forum, Gymnastics Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 14, 1936
Date Finished: August 15, 1936

Competitors 71from 26 nations

 

Summary

Sabre had long been a traditional Hungarian speciality and they had produced the Olympic champion every time they had competed since 1908. Therefore it came as no surprise when Hungarian fencers filled 3 of the top 4 positions at the Berlin Olympics. The 1936 Olympic champion was [Endre Kabos], a member of the victorious Hungarian team in Los Angeles who had twice won the European Championships since then. Kabos was actually beaten in the final pool by silver medallist [Gustavo Marzi] of Italy but the Italian lost his chance of gold by losing two other bouts in the closing stage of the competition. The bronze medal went to future Olympic champion [Aladár Gerevich], also of Hungary.

Kabos, who was Jewish, was killed in 1944 when an explosion from a pipe bomb that had been planted on the Margaret Bridge in Budapest by a Hungarian neo-fascist group exploded near where he was driving a munitions truck.

The men's sabre was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the tenth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 14 August 1936 to 15 August 1936. 71 fencers from 26 nations competed.

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. Two points were awarded for each bout won. Ties were broken through fence-off bouts in early rounds if necessary for determining advancement, but by touches received in final rounds (and for non-advancement-necessary placement in earlier rounds)

Final

Ties in the final, including the tie for silver, were broken by touches received rather than play-off bouts. Thus, even though Gerevich had defeated Marzi in their bout during the pool play, Marzi took the silver and Gerevich bronze without any rematch due to the 22–26 advantage Marzi had in touches received. Kabos's loss to Marzi was his only loss in the entire tournament, as he finished 24–1 overall.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTR
1st, gold medalist(s) Endre Kabos  Hungary 14 7 1 37 20
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gustavo Marzi  Italy 12 6 2 35 22
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aladár Gerevich  Hungary 12 6 2 37 26
4 László Rajcsányi  Hungary 10 5 3 34 25
5 Vincenzo Pinton  Italy 10 5 3 32 28
6 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 6 3 5 27 28
7 Antoni Sobik  Poland 4 2 6 22 34
8 Josef Losert  Austria 4 2 6 20 36
9 Robert Van Den Neucker  Belgium 0 0 8 15 40

Semifinals

The top three fencers in each pool advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Aladár Gerevich  Hungary 6 3 0 15 7 Q
2 Robert Van Den Neucker  Belgium 6 3 0 15 9 Q
3 Gustavo Marzi  Italy 6 3 1 17 11 Q
4 Oliver Trinder  Great Britain 2 1 3 12 17  
5 Marcel Faure  France 2 1 3 11 18  
6 Hubert Loisel  Austria 0 0 4 12 20  

Semifinal 2

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Endre Kabos  Hungary 8 4 0 20 11 Q
2 Antoni Sobik  Poland 8 4 1 22 14 Q
3 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 6 3 2 20 18 Q
4 París Rodríguez  Uruguay 4 2 3 19 17  
5 Pieter van Wieringen  Netherlands 2 1 3 10 15  
6 Edward Gardère  France 0 0 5 9 25  

Semifinal 3

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Vincenzo Pinton  Italy 8 4 0 20 9 Q
2 Josef Losert  Austria 6 3 1 17 11 Q
3 László Rajcsányi  Hungary 6 3 2 20 13 Q
4 Władysław Segda  Poland 4 2 3 14 22  
5 José Julián de la Fuente  Uruguay 2 1 3 12 18  
6 Dimitar Vasilev  Bulgaria 0 0 4 10 20  
 

Round 2

The top three fencers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.

Pool 1

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Hubert Loisel  Austria 6 3 2 18 12 Q
2 László Rajcsányi  Hungary 6 3 2 21 15 Q
3 José Julián de la Fuente  Uruguay 6 3 2 16 18 Q
4 Guy Harry  Great Britain 4 2 3 19 18  
5 Eugène Laermans  Belgium 4 2 3 16 21  
5 Josef Benedik  Czechoslovakia 4 2 3 15 21  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 6 3 1 18 10 Q
2 Pieter van Wieringen  Netherlands 6 3 1 18 13 Q
2 Władysław Segda  Poland 6 3 1 18 13 Q
4 Karl Sudrich  Austria 2 1 3 17 18  
4 Richard Wahl  Germany 2 1 3 7 18  
6 Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt  Czechoslovakia 2 1 3 13 19  

Pool 3

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Gustavo Marzi  Italy 8 5 0 25 13 Q
2 Oliver Trinder  Great Britain 6 3 2 22 13 Q
3 Edward Gardère  France 6 3 2 21 20 Q
4 August Heim  Germany 4 2 3 17 18  
5 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 8 1 4 16 23  
6 Denis Dolecsko  Romania 10 1 4 10 24  
                 

Pool 4

Vasilev won the three-way play-off against Krause and Montfoort for third place and the last advancement spot.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Endre Kabos  Hungary 10 5 0 25 9 Q
2 Josef Losert  Austria 6 3 2 21 14 Q
3 Dimitar Vasilev  Bulgaria 4 2 3 12 16 Q
4 Vicente Krause  Argentina 4 2 3 20 18  
5 Antonius Montfoort  Netherlands 4 2 3 16 21  
6 Nikolaos Manolesos  Greece 2 1 4 8 24  

Pool 5

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 París Rodríguez  Uruguay 6 3 1 16 9 Q
2 Aladár Gerevich  Hungary 6 3 1 17 13 Q
3 Robert Van Den Neucker  Belgium 6 3 2 20 18 Q
4 Władysław Dobrowolski  Poland 4 2 3 19 19  
5 John Huffman  United States 2 1 3 12 15  
6 Julio Moreno  Chile 2 1 3 9 19  

Pool 6

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Vincenzo Pinton  Italy 8 4 0 20 11 Q
2 Marcel Faure  France 6 3 1 16 11 Q
3 Antoni Sobik  Poland 6 3 1 19 12 Q
4 Frans Mosman  Netherlands 2 1 3 16 17  
5 Robin Brook  Great Britain 2 1 3 11 18  
6 Nicolae Marinescu  Romania 0 0 4 7 20  
 

Round 1

The top four fencers in each pool advanced to the second round.

Pool 1

Brook defeated Bentancur in the play-off for fourth place and the last advancement spot.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Aladár Gerevich  Hungary 12 6 0 30 9 Q
2 Marcel Faure  France 10 5 1 28 14 Q
3 Władysław Segda  Poland 10 5 2 31 22 Q
4 Robin Brook  Great Britain 8 4 3 26 24 Q
5 Carmelo Bentancur  Uruguay 8 4 3 28 28  
6 José Manuel Brunet  Argentina 2 1 6 20 33  
6 Menelaos Psarrakis  Greece 2 1 6 17 33  
8 Georges Heywaert  Belgium 2 1 6 19 34  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Endre Kabos  Hungary 16 8 0 40 9 Q
2 Josef Benedik  Czechoslovakia 12 6 2 35 24 Q
3 August Heim  Germany 10 5 3 34 25 Q
4 Denis Dolecsko  Romania 10 5 3 29 29 Q
5 Efrain Díaz  Chile 8 4 4 27 28  
5 Jean Piot  France 8 4 4 28 28  
7 Bengt Ljungquist  Sweden 6 3 5 28 31  
8 Cihat Teğin  Turkey 2 1 7 22 37  
9 Charles Otis  Canada 0 0 8 8 40  

Pool 3

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Edward Gardère  France 12 6 0 30 16 Q
2 Giulio Gaudini  Italy 10 5 1 29 12 Q
3 Nicolae Marinescu  Romania 8 4 2 24 17 Q
4 Antonius Montfoort  Netherlands 8 4 2 24 19 Q
5 George Tully  Canada 4 2 4 16 21  
6 Norman Cohn-Armitage  United States 4 2 4 21 26  
7 Orhan Adaş  Turkey 2 1 5 14 28  
8 Moacyr Dunham  Brazil 0 0 6 11 30  
                 

Pool 4

Harry defeated Szatmary in the play-off for fourth place and the last advancement spot.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Karl Sudrich  Austria 14 7 1 39 23 Q
2 László Rajcsányi  Hungary 12 6 1 34 14 Q
3 Nikolaos Manolesos  Greece 12 6 1 33 23 Q
4 Guy Harry  Great Britain 8 4 4 30 30 Q
5 Camil Szatmary  Romania 8 4 4 31 27  
6 Hubert de Bèsche  Sweden 6 3 4 22 25  
7 Adolf Stocker  Switzerland 6 3 5 28 32  
8 Krešo Tretinjak  Yugoslavia 0 0 6 13 30  
9 Ennio de Oliveira  Brazil 0 0 7 9 35  
                 

Pool 5

Moreno was the winner of the three-way play-off with Kirchmann and Christiansen for fourth place and the last advancement spot.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Josef Losert  Austria 10 5 1 27 15 Q
2 Antoni Sobik  Poland 10 5 2 32 20 Q
3 Robert Van Den Neucker  Belgium 10 5 2 32 22 Q
4 Julio Moreno  Chile 6 3 4 22 26 Q
5 Bohuslav Kirchmann  Czechoslovakia 6 3 4 22 27  
6 Preben Christiansen  Denmark 6 3 4 26 29  
7 Mohamed Abdel Rahman  Egypt 4 2 5 20 31  
8 Alphonse Ruckstuhl  Switzerland 2 1 5 17 28  

Pool 6

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Eugène Laermans  Belgium 10 5 1 24 18 Q
2 Aage Leidersdorff  Denmark 8 4 0 20 15 Q
3 Hubert Loisel  Austria 6 3 2 21 16 Q
3 Vicente Krause  Argentina 6 3 2 20 16 Q
5 Tomás Goyoaga  Chile 6 1 4 16 23  
5 Enver Balkan  Turkey 6 1 4 14 23  
7 Charles Glasstetter  Switzerland 0 0 4 11 20  
                 

Pool 7

The official report lists a three-way for second-place, but under the scoring system in use Wahl was alone due to fewest touches received.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 John Huffman  United States 12 6 0 30 13 Q
2 Richard Wahl  Germany 8 4 1 21 14 Q
3 Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt  Czechoslovakia 8 4 2 25 18 Q
3 José Julián de la Fuente  Uruguay 8 4 2 25 18 Q
5 Konstantinos Botasis  Greece 4 2 4 24 26  
6 Don Collinge  Canada 4 2 5 20 33  
7 Bernardo de la Guardia  Costa Rica 2 1 5 17 28  
7 Erik Hammer Sørensen  Denmark 2 1 5 16 28  

Pool 8

             
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Vincenzo Pinton  Italy 10 5 0 25 9 Q
2 Dimitar Vasilev  Bulgaria 8 4 2 23 17 Q
3 París Rodríguez  Uruguay 8 4 2 27 18 Q
4 Pieter van Wieringen  Netherlands 6 3 3 22 24 Q
5 Ivar Tingdahl  Sweden 4 2 4 18 26  
6 Carmelo Merlo  Argentina 2 1 4 14 22  
7 Pavao Pintarić  Yugoslavia 2 1 5 16 29  

Pool 9

             
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Gustavo Marzi  Italy 8 4 1 22 12 Q
2 Frans Mosman  Netherlands 8 4 2 25 17 Q
3 Władysław Dobrowolski  Poland 8 4 1 22 19 Q
4 Oliver Trinder  Great Britain 8 4 2 26 20 Q
5 Peter Bruder  United States 6 3 3 22 19  
6 Lodovico Alessandri  Brazil 2 1 5 12 28  
7 Milivoj Radović  Yugoslavia 0 0 6 16 30  
 

Final Standings

RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Endre Kabos 29 Hungary HUN Gold  
2 Gustavo Marzi 27 Italy ITA Silver  
3 Aladár Gerevich 26 Hungary HUN Bronze  
4 László Rajcsányi 29 Hungary HUN    
5 Vincenzo Pinton 22 Italy ITA    
6 Giulio Gaudini 31 Italy ITA    
7 Antoni Sobik 31 Poland POL    
8 Josef Losert 28 Austria AUT    
9 Robert Van Den Neucker 29 Belgium BEL    
4 p1 r3/4 Oliver Trinder 28 Great Britain GBR    
4 p2 r3/4 París Rodríguez 31 Uruguay URU    
4 p3 r3/4 Władysław Segda 41 Poland POL    
5 p1 r3/4 Marcel Faure 31 France FRA    
5 p2 r3/4 Pieter van Wieringen 33 Netherlands NED    
5 p3 r3/4 José Julián de la Fuente 32 Uruguay URU    
6 p1 r3/4 Hubert Loisel 24 Austria AUT    
6 p2 r3/4 Edward Gardère 27 France FRA    
6 p3 r3/4 Dimitar Vasilev 32 Bulgaria BUL    
4 p1 r2/4 Guy Harry 41 Great Britain GBR    
4 p2 r2/4 Karl Sudrich 40 Austria AUT    
4 p2 r2/4 Richard Wahl 29 Germany GER    
4 p3 r2/4 August Heim 32 Germany GER    
4 p4 r2/4 Vicente Krause 36 Argentina ARG    
4 p5 r2/4 Władysław Dobrowolski 40 Poland POL    
4 p6 r2/4 Frans Mosman 31 Netherlands NED    
5 p3 r2/4 Aage Leidersdorff 26 Denmark DEN    
5 p4 r2/4 Antonius Montfoort 33 Netherlands NED    
5 p5 r2/4 John Huffman 31 United States USA    
5 p6 r2/4 Robin Brook 28 Great Britain GBR    
5T p1 r2/4 Eugène Laermans 26 Belgium BEL    
5T p1 r2/4 Josef Benedik 38 Czechoslovakia TCH    
6 p2 r2/4 Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt 23 Czechoslovakia TCH    
6 p3 r2/4 Denis Dolecsko 32 Romania ROU    
6 p4 r2/4 Nikolaos Manolesos   Greece GRE    
6 p5 r2/4 Julio Moreno 33 Chile CHI    
6 p6 r2/4 Nicolae Marinescu 29 Romania ROU    
5 p1 r1/4 Carmelo Bentancur 37 Uruguay URU    
5 p2 r1/4 Efraín Díaz 32 Chile CHI    
5 p2 r1/4 Jean Piot 46 France FRA    
5 p3 r1/4 George Tully 21 Canada CAN    
5 p4 r1/4 Camil Szatmary 27 Romania ROU    
5 p5 r1/4 Bohuslav Kirchmann 34 Czechoslovakia TCH    
5 p6 r1/4 Enver Balkan 34 Turkey TUR    
5 p6 r1/4 Tomás Goyoaga 38 Chile CHI    
5 p7 r1/4 Konstantinos Botasis   Greece GRE    
5 p8 r1/4 Ivar Tingdahl 42 Sweden SWE    
5 p9 r1/4 Peter Bruder 28 United States USA    
6 p1 r1/4 José Manuel Brunet 42 Argentina ARG    
6 p3 r1/4 Norman Cohn-Armitage 29 United States USA    
6 p4 r1/4 Hubert de Bèsche 25 Sweden SWE    
6 p5 r1/4 Preben Christiansen 22 Denmark DEN    
6 p7 r1/4 Don Collinge 26 Canada CAN    
6 p8 r1/4 Carmelo Merlo 55 Argentina ARG    
6 p9 r1/4 Ferdinando Alessandri 32 Brazil BRA    
7 p1 r1/4 Menelaos Psarrakis   Greece GRE    
7 p2 r1/4 Bengt Ljungquist 23 Sweden SWE    
7 p3 r1/4 Orhan Adaş 20 Turkey TUR    
7 p4 r1/4 Adolf Stocker 42 Switzerland SUI    
7 p5 r1/4 Fathallah Abdel Rahman 21 Egypt EGY    
7 p6 r1/4 Charles Glasstetter 39 Switzerland SUI    
7 p7 r1/4 Bernardo de la Guardia 36 Costa Rica CRC    
7 p7 r1/4 Erik Hammer Sørensen 33 Denmark DEN    
7 p8 r1/4 Pavao Pintarić 23 Yugoslavia YUG    
7 p9 r1/4 Milivoj Radović 21 Yugoslavia YUG    
8 p1 r1/4 Georges Heywaert 38 Belgium BEL    
8 p2 r1/4 Cihat Teğin 20 Turkey TUR    
8 p3 r1/4 Moacyr Dunham 27 Brazil BRA    
8 p4 r1/4 KreÅ¡o Tretinjak 31 Yugoslavia YUG    
8 p5 r1/4 Alphonse Ruckstuhl 34 Switzerland SUI    
9 p2 r1/4 Charles Otis 30 Canada CAN    
9 p4 r1/4 Ennio de Oliveira 24 Brazil BRA  
 

Men's Sabre, Team

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): House of Sports, Cupola Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin; Sports Forum, Gymnastics Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 12, 1936
Date Finished: August 13, 1936

Competitors 107from 21 nations

 

Summary

On the middle of an era of total domination of this weapon by an overwhelming superior Hungarian team, the only question to be asked was whether Italy could mount a challenge to the mighty Magyars. The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, was no.

The Hungarians won 106 of their 122 bouts as their six-man team, which included fencers who had won or would go to win 30 Olympic medals, convincingly retained their Olympic title.

Italy and Germany won silver and bronze respectively.

The men's team sabre was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the seventh appearance of the event. The competition was held from 12 August 1936 to 13 August 1936. 107 fencers from 21 nations competed. 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. 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, with competition potentially stopping when one team reached 9 points out of the possible 16 (this did not always occur and matches sometimes continued). If the bouts were 8–8, touches received was used to determine the winning team. Pool matches unnecessary to the result were not played

Final

In the first set of matches, Hungary defeated Germany (13–3) while Italy defeated Poland (10–6). In the second, the winners each won again: Hungary prevailed over Poland (10–1) and Italy beat Germany (9–2). Both matches were stopped early as it became clear that Hungary and Italy would both be 2–0 and facing each other in the last set of matches while Germany and Poland would each by 0–2 and facing each other; there would be no tie in the standings to break through bouts lost. The Hungary–Italy match was a de facto gold medal final; Hungary reached 9 wins after 15 bouts to take the victory (9–6). Germany–Poland decided the bronze medal, with Germany taking that honor (9–3).

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBL
1st, gold medalist(s)  Hungary 6 3 0 32 10
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy 4 2 1 25 17
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany 2 1 2 14 25
4  Poland 0 0 3 10 29
 

Semifinals

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

Pool 1

In the first set of matches, Poland defeated France (10–6) while Italy defeated Austria (9–7). In the second, the winners each won again to end the competition: Poland prevailed over Austria by touches received 56–60 (8–8 bouts) and Italy beat France with the match stopped at 9–2.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy 4 2 0 18 9 Q
2  Poland 4 2 0 18 14 Q
3  Austria 0 0 2 15 17  
4  France 0 0 2 8 19  

Pool 2

Hungary defeated Germany, 15–1, while the United States beat the Netherlands, 9–7. In the second set of matches, Hungary again won 15–1, this time over the Netherlands, while Germany defeated the United States 9–7. In the final set of matches, Hungary beat the United States 14–2 and Germany defeated the Netherlands 9–3 with both of the winners earning advancement.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Hungary 6 3 0 44 4 Q
2  Germany 4 2 1 19 25 Q
3  United States 2 1 2 18 30  
4  Netherlands 0 0 3 11 33  
 

Round 2

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the semifinals.

Pool 1

Austria and Hungary each defeated Uruguay, so Uruguay was eliminated and Austria and Hungary did not face each other.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Hungary 2 1 0 14 2 Q
2  Austria 2 1 0 11 5 Q
3  Uruguay 0 0 2 7 25  

Pool 2

Belgium defeated Germany, 9–7, while Great Britain and France each took 8 individual bouts and France won on touches received, 56–65. In the second set of matches, Germany defeated France and Great Britain defeated Belgium, each by 11–5. This left all four teams at 1–1, so the last matches were each winner-advances. Germany prevailed over Great Britain, 11–5. France had its second match of the round go to 8–8, winning again by touches received, 60–63.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Germany 4 2 1 29 19 Q
2  France 4 2 1 21 27 Q
3  Great Britain 2 1 2 24 24  
4  Belgium 2 1 2 22 26  

Pool 3

The Netherlands defeated Czechoslovakia 14–2. Italy then defeated Czechoslovakia, with the match stopped at 9–5 when Czechoslovakia's loss (and elimination) was assured.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Netherlands 2 1 0 12 4 Q
2  Italy 2 1 0 9 5 Q
3  Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 9 21  

Pool 4

Poland defeated Sweden, 15–1. The United States was supposed to face Turkey, who the Americans had defeated in the first round, but this match did not occur due to Turkey's non-competition. This was not a withdrawal from competition, as Turkey later faced Poland; nor does it seem to be a case of using the prior result again, as the official report points specifically to Turkey and states the team "did not compete." Sports-reference gives the result as a win for the United States and loss for Turkey, with 0–0 individual bouts. The second set of matches in the round featured the United States against Sweden (stopped at a 9–1 United States win) and the aforementioned Poland–Turkey match (stopped at a 9–2 Poland win). Counting the U.S.–Turkey non-match as a United States win left Poland and the United States at 2–0 and advancing to the semifinals while Sweden and Turkey were 0–2 and eliminated; the third set of matches did not take place.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  United States 4 2 0 9 1 Q
2  Poland 4 2 0 24 3 Q
3  Sweden 0 0 2 2 24  
4  Turkey 0 0 1 2 9  
 

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced to round 2.

Pool 1

Germany and Uruguay each defeated Romania, so Romania was eliminated and Germany and Uruguay did not face each other.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Germany 2 1 0 10 6 Q
2  Uruguay 2 1 0 8 8 Q
3  Romania 0 0 2 14 18  

Pool 2

Brazil withdrew before competing, leaving Austria and Sweden to advance by default.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Austria 0 0 0 0 0 Q
1  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 Q
 Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 DNS

Pool 3

Hungary defeated Denmark 16–0. Belgium then defeated Denmark, with the match stopped at 9–1 when Denmark's loss (and elimination) was assured.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Hungary 2 1 0 16 0 Q
2  Belgium 2 1 0 9 1 Q
3  Denmark 0 0 2 1 25  

Pool 4

Czechoslovakia defeated Greece 11–5. Poland then defeated Greece, with the match stopped at 9–3 when Greece's loss (and elimination) was assured.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Poland 2 1 0 9 3 Q
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 11 5 Q
3  Greece 0 0 2 8 20  

Pool 5

The Netherlands defeated Chile 13–3. Great Britain then defeated Chile, 10–6, resulting in Chile's elimination.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Netherlands 2 1 0 13 3 Q
2  Great Britain 2 1 0 10 6 Q
3  Chile 0 0 2 8 20  

Pool 6

France defeated Canada 13–3. Italy then defeated Canada, 15–1, resulting in Canada's elimination.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  Italy 2 1 0 15 1 Q
2  France 2 1 0 13 3 Q
3  Canada 0 0 2 4 28  

Pool 7

In the first set of matches, the United States defeated Switzerland while Turkey defeated Yugoslavia. The second pair of matches saw the United States win again, this time over Turkey, while Switzerland defeated Yugoslavia. This resulted in the United States being guaranteed advancement while Yugoslavia was eliminated (and thus the two did not face each other). Turkey and Switzerland, each 1–1, faced each other for the final advancement spot, with Turkey winning on touches received 58–70 after the individual bouts were tied 8–8.

RankCountryPointsMWMLBWBLNotes
1  United States 4 2 0 26 6 Q
2  Turkey 4 2 1 19 29 Q
3  Switzerland 2 1 2 21 27  
4  Yugoslavia 0 0 2 14 18  
 

Rosters

Austria
  • Josef Losert
  • Hugo Weczerek
  • Karl Sudrich
  • Hubert Loisel
  • Karl Hanisch
  • Karl Kaschka
Belgium
  • Eugène Laermans
  • Georges Heywaert
  • Robert Van Den Neucker
  • Henri Brasseur
  • Hubert Van Nerom
Canada
  • Ernest Dalton
  • Charles Otis
  • George Tully
  • Don Collinge
Chile
  • Efrain Díaz
  • Tomas Barraza
  • Ricardo Romero
  • Julio Moreno
  • Tomás Goyoaga
Czechoslovakia
  • Josef Jungmann
  • Josef Benedik
  • Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt
  • Bohuslav Kirchmann
  • Josef Hildebrand
Denmark
  • Erik Hammer Sørensen
  • Preben Christiansen
  • Aage Leidersdorff
  • Svend Jacobsen
France
  • Marcel Faure
  • Maurice Gramain
  • Edward Gardère
  • Jean Piot
  • Roger Barisien
  • André Gardère

 

Germany
  • Richard Wahl
  • Julius Eisenecker
  • Erwin Casmir
  • August Heim
  • Hans Esser
  • Hans-Georg Jörger
Great Britain
  • Oliver Trinder
  • Arthur Pilbrow
  • Guy Harry
  • Robin Brook
  • Roger Tredgold
Greece
  • Nikolaos Manolesos
  • Nikolaos Paparrodou
  • Konstantinos Botasis
  • Menelaos Psarrakis
Hungary
  • Aladár Gerevich
  • Tibor Berczelly
  • Pál Kovács
  • Endre Kabos
  • László Rajcsányi
  • Imre Rajczy
Italy
  • Giulio Gaudini
  • Gustavo Marzi
  • Aldo Masciotta
  • Vincenzo Pinton
  • Aldo Montano
  • Athos Tanzini
Netherlands
  • Ate Faber
  • Antonius Montfoort
  • Frans Mosman
  • Pieter van Wieringen
  • Jacob Schriever
Poland
  • Antoni Sobik
  • Władysław Segda
  • Władysław Dobrowolski
  • Adam Papée
  • Marian Suski
  • Teodor Zaczyk

 

Romania
  • Nicolae Marinescu
  • Gheorghe Man
  • Camil Szatmary
  • Denis Dolecsko
Sweden
  • Bengt Ljungquist
  • Knut Nordholm
  • Hubert de Bèsche
  • Ivar Tingdahl
  • Carl Johan Wachtmeister
Switzerland
  • Charles Glasstetter
  • Alphonse Ruckstuhl
  • Walter Widemann
  • Adolf Stocker
Turkey
  • Ilhami Çene
  • Enver Balkan
  • Cihat Teğin
  • Abdul Halim Tokmakçioğlu
  • Orhan Adaş
United States
  • Peter Bruder
  • Miguel de Capriles
  • Bela De Nagy
  • John Huffman
  • Samuel Stewart
  • Norman Cohn-Armitage
Uruguay
  • Carmelo Bentancur
  • José Julián de la Fuente
  • Hildemaro Lista
  • París Rodríguez
  • Jorge Rolando
Yugoslavia
  • Krešo Tretinjak
  • Milivoj Radović
  • Eugen Jakobčič
  • Edo Marion
  • Pavao Pintarić

Women's Foil, Individual

 

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): House of Sports, Cupola Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin; Sports Forum, Gymnastics Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 4, 1936
Date Finished: August 5, 1936

Competitors 41from 17 nations

 

Summary

The women's foil at the Berlin Olympic harboured more than the usual amount of political significance. The trio of main protagonists were reigning champion [Ellen Preis] of Austria, 1928 victor [Helene Mayer] of Germany and European champion [Ilona Elek] of Hungary. All three were Jewish.

Helene Mayer was the daughter of a Jewish father and a Protestant mother and although she did not implicitly think of herself as being Jewish, this was not enough to shield herself from persecution in Germany after Hitler's rise to power. With a growing threat by a number of nations to boycott the Games in protest at the actions of the National Socialist government in Germany, it was considered prudent for the German team to include a Jewish athlete in their Olympic team. Mayer, by now resident in California, was invited back home to compete for Germany in Berlin.

The final pool was a close affair. Ilek lost to the second ranked German [Hedwig Haß] but defeated both Mayer and Preis to post a 6-1 record which was enough to clinch the gold medal. Mayer's superior record of hits made against hits conceded earned her second place ahead of Preis amongst those with 5 wins with Haß missing out on a chance of gold after an unexpected loss to 7th place finisher [Ilona Vargha].

Ilek defended her title in 1948 and, at age 45, won the silver medal in 1952. Preis also returned to the Olympic arena for a further three appearances. Mayer, who was eventually stripped of her German citizenship, settled permanently in California before the outbreak of war but later returned to Germany where she died of cancer in 1952.

The women's foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 4 August 1936 to 5 August 1936. 41 fencers from 17 nations competed, with one additional fencer entered but withdrawing. Nations were 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. Two points were awarded for each bout won. Ties were broken through fence-off bouts in early rounds if necessary for determining advancement, but by touches received in final rounds (and for non-advancement-necessary placement in earlier rounds)

Final

The final eight fencers competed in a round-robin. Ties, including the three-way tie for second, were broken by touches received in this round rather than play-off bouts as in previous rounds.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTR
1st, gold medalist(s) Ilona Elek-Schacherer  Hungary 12 6 1 33 17
2nd, silver medalist(s) Helene Mayer  Germany 10 5 2 33 19
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ellen Müller-Preis  Austria 10 5 2 32 20
4 Hedwig Haß  Germany 10 5 2 30 23
5 Karen Lachmann  Denmark 6 3 4 23 24
6 Jenny Addams  Belgium 4 2 5 18 28
7 Ilona Vargha  Hungary 4 2 5 17 31
8 Elisabeth Grasser  Austria 0 0 7 11 35
 

Semifinals

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Locke defeated Bogen-Bogáti in the tie-breaker bout, repeating the result of the pool bout between the two.

ankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Jenny Addams  Belgium 6 3 1 18 10 Q
2 Ellen Müller-Preis  Austria 6 3 1 19 13 Q
2 Ilona Vargha  Hungary 6 3 1 17 13 Q
4 Hedwig Haß  Germany 4 2 2 16 16 Q
5 Marion Lloyd  United States 2 1 4 19 20  
6 Olga Oelkers  Germany 2 1 4 7 24  

Semifinal 2

             
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Ilona Elek-Schacherer  Hungary 10 5 0 25 10 Q
2 Helene Mayer  Germany 8 4 1 21 11 Q
3 Elisabeth Grasser  Austria 4 2 3 19 17 Q
3 Karen Lachmann  Denmark 4 2 3 17 17 Q
5 Dorothy Locke  United States 2 1 4 8 21  
6 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes  Great Britain 2 1 4 10 24  
 

Round 2

The top 3 finishers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.

Pool 1

Locke defeated Bogen-Bogáti in the tie-breaker bout, repeating the result of the pool bout between the two.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Elisabeth Grasser  Austria 10 5 0 25 15 Q
2 Jenny Addams  Belgium 8 4 1 24 14 Q
3 Dorothy Locke  United States 4 2 3 20 20 Q
4 Erna Bogen-Bogáti  Hungary 4 2 3 19 21  
5 Ulla Barding-Poulsen  Denmark 8 1 4 16 24  
5 Ingeborg Scheel  Switzerland 4 1 4 14 24  

Pool 2

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Ellen Müller-Preis  Austria 10 5 0 25 11 Q
2 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes  Great Britain 8 4 1 24 19 Q
3 Olga Oelkers  Germany 6 3 2 23 16 Q
4 Grete Olsen  Denmark 4 2 3 19 22  
5 Margit Kristian  Yugoslavia 2 1 4 13 22  
6 Adèle Christiaens  Belgium 0 0 5 11 25  

Pool 3

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Helene Mayer  Germany 8 4 0 20 2 Q
2 Marion Lloyd  United States 6 3 1 16 12 Q
3 Ilona Vargha  Hungary 6 3 1 18 15 Q
4 Madeleine Scrève  Belgium 2 1 3 10 15  
5 Fritzi Wenisch-Filz  Austria 2 1 3 13 16  
6 Hilda von Puttkammer  Brazil 0 0 5 11 25  

Pool 4

Elek-Schacherer won the play-off against van der Klaauw. The bout between Elek-Schacherer and Kramer-Scholer is shown in the official report as a 5–5 bout with neither given credit for a win; this score is generally not possible under the competition format in use but the official report contains no explanation of the result.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Hedwig Haß  Germany 10 5 0 25 6 Q
2 Karen Lachmann  Denmark 8 4 1 21 9 Q
3 Ilona Elek-Schacherer  Hungary 4 2 3 20 19 Q
4 Toos van der Klaauw  Netherlands 4 2 3 15 23  
5 Denise Kramer-Scholer  Switzerland 2 1 4 15 21  
6 Agathe Turgis  France 0 0 5 7 25  
 

Round 1

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to round 2.

Pool 1

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Ilona Elek-Schacherer  Hungary 8 4 0 20 5 Q
2 Elisabeth Grasser  Austria 8 4 1 24 13 Q
3 Denise Kramer-Scholer  Switzerland 8 4 1 21 15 Q
4 Toos van der Klaauw  Netherlands 6 3 2 16 15 Q
5 Joanna de Tuscan  United States 2 1 4 15 21  
6 Carmen Raisová  Czechoslovakia 2 1 4 15 23  
7 Andrée Boisson  France 0 0 5 6 25  

Pool 2

             
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Helene Mayer  Germany 12 6 0 30 6 Q
2 Erna Bogen-Bogáti  Hungary 10 5 1 27 18 Q
3 Margit Kristian  Yugoslavia 8 4 2 25 21 Q
4 Hilda von Puttkammer  Brazil 6 3 3 19 20 Q
5 Berit Granquist  Sweden 4 2 4 20 26  
6 Betty Arbuthnott  Great Britain 0 0 5 12 25  
6 Nancy Archibald  Canada 0 0 5 8 25  

Pool 3

             
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Karen Lachmann  Denmark 8 4 1 21 11 Q
2 Marion Lloyd  United States 6 3 2 19 15 Q
3 Adèle Christiaens  Belgium 6 3 2 19 17 Q
4 Olga Oelkers  Germany 6 3 2 20 18 Q
5 Marie Šedivá  Czechoslovakia 4 2 3 14 20  
6 Marguerite Reuche  Great Britain 0 0 5 13 25  
                 

Pool 4

Scheel won the play-off between herself, Aşani, and Thomas. It is unclear why Aşani did not face Vargha; in general, matches unnecessary to determine qualification were not played (and this reason is given in the official report, but Aşani would have advanced without the need for a play-off pool had she had the opportunity to, and successfully did, beat Varghi.

RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Hedwig Haß  Germany 12 6 0 30 5 Q
2 Ulla Barding-Poulsen  Denmark 8 4 1 21 11 Q
3 Ilona Vargha  Hungary 6 3 1 17 9 Q
4 Ingeborg Scheel  Switzerland 4 2 4 14 24 Q
5 Suat Aşani  Turkey 4 2 3 16 18  
6 Aileen Thomas  Canada 4 2 4 20 28  
7 Thea Kellner  Romania 0 0 6 7 30  

Pool 5

             
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Ellen Müller-Preis  Austria 10 5 0 25 7 Q
2 Agathe Turgis  France 6 3 1 19 12 Q
3 Madeleine Scrève  Belgium 6 3 1 17 12 Q
4 Grete Olsen  Denmark 6 3 1 17 15 Q
5 Yvonne Bornand  Turkey 2 1 4 13 21  
6 Ebba Gripenstedt  Sweden 2 2 4 18 28  
7 Halet Çambel  Turkey 0 0 5 10 25  

Pool 6

             
RankFencerNationPointsWinsLossesTSTRNotes
1 Fritzi Wenisch-Filz  Austria 10 5 0 25 9 Q
2 Jenny Addams  Belgium 8 4 1 24 14 Q
3 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes  Great Britain 6 3 3 22 23 Q
4 Dorothy Locke  United States 6 3 3 22 24 Q
5 Ivka Tavčar  Yugoslavia 4 2 4 22 24  
6 Gerda Gantz  Romania 4 2 4 15 24  
7 Kathleen Hughes-Hallett  Canada 2 1 5 16 27  
 

Final Standings

RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Ilona Elek-Schacherer 29 Hungary HUN Gold  
2 Helene Mayer 25 Germany GER Silver  
3 Ellen Müller-Preis 24 Austria AUT Bronze  
4 Hedwig Haß 34 Germany GER    
5 Karen Lachmann 20 Denmark DEN    
6 Jenny Addams 27 Belgium BEL    
7 Ilona Vargha 26 Hungary HUN    
8 Elisabeth Grasser 32 Austria AUT    
5 p1 r3/4 Marion Lloyd 30 United States USA    
5 p2 r3/4 Dorothy Locke 24 United States USA    
6 p1 r3/4 Olga Oelkers 49 Germany GER    
6 p2 r3/4 Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes 25 Great Britain GBR    
4 p1 r2/4 Erna Bogen-Bogáti 29 Hungary HUN    
4 p2 r2/4 Grete Olsen 24 Denmark DEN    
4 p3 r2/4 Madeleine Scrève 23 Belgium BEL    
4 p4 r2/4 Toos van der Klaauw 20 Netherlands NED    
5 p1 r2/4 Ingeborg Scheel 28 Switzerland SUI    
5 p1 r2/4 Ulla Barding-Poulsen 24 Denmark DEN    
5 p2 r2/4 Margit Kristijan 23 Yugoslavia YUG    
5 p3 r2/4 Fritzi Wenisch-Filz 28 Austria AUT    
5 p4 r2/4 Denise Kramer-Scholer 25 Switzerland SUI    
6 p2 r2/4 Adèle Christiaens 27 Belgium BEL    
6 p3 r2/4 Hilda von Puttkammer 23 Brazil BRA    
6 p4 r2/4 Agathe Turgis 44 France FRA    
5 p1 r1/4 Joanna de Tuscan 28 United States USA    
5 p2 r1/4 Berit Granquist 27 Sweden SWE    
5 p3 r1/4 Marie Å edivá 27 Czechoslovakia TCH    
5 p4 r1/4 Suat Aşani 19 Turkey TUR    
5 p5 r1/4 Yvonne Bornand 29 Switzerland SUI    
5 p6 r1/4 Ivka Tavčar 27 Yugoslavia YUG    
6 p1 r1/4 Carmen Raisová 28 Czechoslovakia TCH    
6 p3 r1/4 Marguerite Reuche 24 France FRA    
6 p4 r1/4 Aileen Thomas 29 Canada CAN    
6 p5 r1/4 Gerda Gantz 20 Romania ROU    
6 p6 r1/4 Ebba Gripenstedt 42 Sweden SWE    
6T p2 r1/4 Betty Arbuthnott 30 Great Britain GBR    
6T p2 r1/4 Nancy Archibald 24 Canada CAN    
7 p1 r1/4 Andrée Boisson 35 France FRA    
7 p4 r1/4 Thea Kellner 22 Romania ROU    
7 p5 r1/4 Halet Çambel 19 Turkey TUR    
7 p6 r1/4 Kathleen Hughes-Hallett 18 Canada CAN  
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