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Épée, Individual, Men

Date16 September 2000 — 09:30-13:10, 17:30-19:45
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales / Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants42 from 22 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

At three previous Olympics Pavel Kolobkov has always won a medal although never a gold. His chances appeared to be good when he was made top seed at Sydney but few would have predicted the ease with which he would finally take the elusive Olympic title. Only once, in the quarter-final against Iván Trevejo of Cuba, did he ever look likely to be defeated. A hint of controversy hovered over the silver medallist Hugues Obry of France. In the semi-final against Switzerland’s Marcel Fischer he was awarded two penalty points when Fischer was alleged to have run into Obry. An angry Fischer accused the Frenchman of exaggerating the incident for his own benefit. Fischer suffered further heartbreak with a 15-14 defeat to Lee Sang-Gi in the bronze medal match.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Pavel KolobkovRUSGold
2Hugues ObryFRASilver
3Lee Sang-GiKORBronze
4Marcel FischerSUI
5Péter VánkySWE
6Iván TrevejoCUB
7Éric SreckiFRA
8Zhao GangCHN
9Arnd SchmittGER
10Alfredo RotaITA
11Attila FeketeHUN
12Lee Sang-YeopKOR
13Paolo MilanoliITA
14Mauricio RivasCOL
15Gerry AdamsAUS
16Oleksandr HorbachukUKR
17Kaido KaabermaEST
18Jörg FiedlerGER
19Iván KovácsHUN
20Oliver KayserAUT
21Jean-François Di MartinoFRA
22Marc-Konstantin SteifensandGER
23Angelo MazzoniITA
24Vitali ZakharauBLR
25Yang Noe-SeongKOR
26Christoph MarikAUT
27Michael SwitakAUT
28Laurie ShongCAN
29Tamir BloomUSA
30Meelis LoitEST
31Uladzimir PchenikinBLR
32Aleksandr PoddubnyKGZ
33Andrus KajakEST
34Carlos PedrosoCUB
35Nelson LoyolaCUB
36Jonathan PeñaPUR
37Wang WeixinCHN
38Andrei MurashkoBLR
39Nick HeffernanAUS
40Sergey ShabalinKAZ
41David NathanAUS
42Muhannad Saif El-DinEGY

Round One (16 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Bout #1 1Pavel KolobkovRUS bye
Bout #2 Meelis LoitEST 15 – 7Wang WeixinCHN
Bout #3 2Lee Sang-YeopKOR bye
Bout #4 3Vitali ZakharauBLR bye
Bout #5 4Iván TrevejoCUB bye
Bout #6 Aleksandr PoddubnyKGZ 15 – 13Andrus KajakEST
Bout #7 Michael SwitakAUT 14 – 13Sergey ShabalinKAZ
Bout #8 5Alfredo RotaITA bye
Bout #9 6Jörg FiedlerGER bye
Bout #10 Oleksandr HorbachukUKR 15 – 14Nelson LoyolaCUB
Bout #11 7Christoph MarikAUT bye
Bout #12 8Éric SreckiFRA bye
Bout #13 9Marc-Konstantin SteifensandGER bye
Bout #14 10Lee Sang-GiKOR bye
Bout #15 Mauricio RivasCOL 15 – 10Nick HeffernanAUS
Bout #16 11Kaido KaabermaEST bye
Bout #17 12Péter VánkySWE bye
Bout #18 Uladzimir PchenikinBLR 15 – 11Jonathan PeñaPUR
Bout #19 13Paolo MilanoliITA bye
Bout #20 14Angelo MazzoniITA bye
Bout #21 15Jean-François Di MartinoFRA bye
Bout #22 16Hugues ObryFRA bye
Bout #23 Gerry AdamsAUS 15 – 13Carlos PedrosoCUB
Bout #24 17Iván KovácsHUN bye
Bout #25 18Attila FeketeHUN bye
Bout #26 Laurie ShongCAN 15 – 8David NathanAUS
Bout #27 Zhao GangCHN 15 – 12Muhannad Saif El-DinEGY
Bout #28 19Oliver KayserAUT bye
Bout #29 20Yang Noe-SeongKOR bye
Bout #30 21Marcel FischerSUI bye
Bout #31 Tamir BloomUSA 8 – 4Andrei MurashkoBLR
Bout #32 22Arnd SchmittGER bye

Round Two (16 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to round three.

Bout #1 Pavel KolobkovRUS 15 – 9Meelis LoitEST
Bout #2 Lee Sang-YeopKOR 15 – 14Vitali ZakharauBLR
Bout #3 Iván TrevejoCUB 15 – 10Aleksandr PoddubnyKGZ
Bout #4 Alfredo RotaITA 15 – 11Michael SwitakAUT
Bout #5 Oleksandr HorbachukUKR 9 – 8Jörg FiedlerGER
Bout #6 Éric SreckiFRA 15 – 10Christoph MarikAUT
Bout #7 Lee Sang-GiKOR 15 – 8Marc-Konstantin SteifensandGER
Bout #8 Mauricio RivasCOL 15 – 13Kaido KaabermaEST
Bout #9 Péter VánkySWE 15 – 9Uladzimir PchenikinBLR
Bout #10 Paolo MilanoliITA 15 – 13Angelo MazzoniITA
Bout #11 Hugues ObryFRA 15 – 12Jean-François Di MartinoFRA
Bout #12 Gerry AdamsAUS 15 – 14Iván KovácsHUN
Bout #13 Attila FeketeHUN 14 – 13Laurie ShongCAN
Bout #14 Zhao GangCHN 15 – 12Oliver KayserAUT
Bout #15 Marcel FischerSUI 13 – 12Yang Noe-SeongKOR
Bout #16 Arnd SchmittGER 15 – 12Tamir BloomUSA

Round Three (16 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.

Bout #1 Pavel KolobkovRUS 15 – 8Lee Sang-YeopKOR
Bout #2 Iván TrevejoCUB 15 – 12Alfredo RotaITA
Bout #3 Éric SreckiFRA 15 – 11Oleksandr HorbachukUKR
Bout #4 Lee Sang-GiKOR 15 – 13Mauricio RivasCOL
Bout #5 Péter VánkySWE 15 – 6Paolo MilanoliITA
Bout #6 Hugues ObryFRA 15 – 5Gerry AdamsAUS
Bout #7 Zhao GangCHN 9 – 8Attila FeketeHUN
Bout #8 Marcel FischerSUI 15 – 10Arnd SchmittGER

Quarter-Finals (16 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Bout #1 Pavel KolobkovRUS 15 – 14Iván TrevejoCUB
Bout #2 Lee Sang-GiKOR 15 – 14Éric SreckiFRA
Bout #3 Hugues ObryFRA 15 – 12Péter VánkySWE
Bout #4 Marcel FischerSUI 15 – 10Zhao GangCHN

Semi-Finals (16 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to final.

Bout #1 Pavel KolobkovRUS 13 – 9Lee Sang-GiKOR
Bout #2 Hugues ObryFRA 15 – 13Marcel FischerSUI

Final Pool (16 September 2000)

Bout for 1/2 Pavel KolobkovRUS 15 – 12Hugues ObryFRA
Bout for 3/4 Lee Sang-GiKOR 15 – 14Marcel FischerSUI