| Event type

Épée, Team, Men

Date14 August 2016
LocationArena Carioca 3, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants36 from 9 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

After Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, France won its third consecutive men’s team épée gold medal on the final day of fencing at the Rio Olympics. In London 2012, the event was not contested, falling victim to the rotational system that was implemented to reduce the number of fencing events at the Olympics to ten. This was the country’s ninth Olympic gold in this event, thus breaking the tie with Italy when they each had eight gold medals. In the final against Italy, France had to replace their individual épée bronze medalist, and number one ranked Gauthier Grumier, who had competed in all their matches up to the final. However, his replacement, Jean-Michel Lucenay, did his job by winning two bouts and tying one, scoring eight points. His team-mates Yannick Borel and Daniel Jerent scored 20 and 17 points respectively. In the final France never trailed Italy. With a 20-14 advantage, Borel was sent into the sixth period and extended the lead to 30-19. The final five points also came from Borel against Italy’s Marco Fichera for a convincing final score of 45-31. In the bronze medal bout, Hungary’s veteran, and Rio individual silver medalist, Géza Imre, led his team to a narrow 39-37 win over reigning world champions Ukraine.

Yannick BorelGauthier GrumierDaniel JérentJean-Michel Lucenay
Marco FicheraEnrico GarozzoPaolo PizzoAndrea Santarelli
Géza ImreAndrás RédliPéter SomfaiGábor Boczkó
Anatoliy HereiDmytro KariuchenkoBohdan NikishynMaksym Khvorost
5Republic of KoreaKOR
Jeong Jin-SeonPark Sang-YeongJeong Seung-HwaPark Gyeong-Du
Max HeinzerBenjamin SteffenPeer BorskyFabian Kauter
7Russian FederationRUS
Vadim AnokhinAnton AvdeyevSergey KhodosPavel Sukhov
Silvio Fernández BriceñoRubén LimardoKelvin CañaFrancisco Limardo
Nicolas FerreiraGuilherme MelaragnoAthos SchwantesAlexandre Camargo

Round One

Date14 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
Match #1FranceFRAbye
Match #214 Aug 9:00Blue PisteVenezuelaVEN45 – 25BrazilBRA
Match #3HungaryHUNbye
Match #4Republic of KoreaKORbye
Match #5ItalyITAbye
Match #6SwitzerlandSUIbye
Match #7Russian FederationRUSbye
Match #8UkraineUKRbye


Date14 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
Match #114 Aug 10:30Blue PisteFranceFRA45 – 29VenezuelaVEN
Match #214 Aug 10:30Red PisteHungaryHUN45 – 42Republic of KoreaKOR
Match #314 Aug 10:30Green PisteItalyITA45 – 32SwitzerlandSUI
Match #414 Aug 10:30Yellow PisteUkraineUKR45 – 32Russian FederationRUS


Date14 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final pool.
Match #114 Aug 13:15Blue PisteFranceFRA45 – 40HungaryHUN
Match #214 Aug 13:15Green PisteItalyITA45 – 33UkraineUKR

Classification Round

Date14 August 2016
Match #114 Aug 12:00Red PisteRepublic of KoreaKOR45 – 40VenezuelaVEN
Match #214 Aug 12:00Yellow PisteSwitzerlandSUI45 – 28Russian FederationRUS

Final Round

Date14 August 2016
Match 1/214 Aug 18:30Finals PisteFranceFRA45 – 31ItalyITA
Match 3/414 Aug 17:00Finals PisteHungaryHUN39 – 37UkraineUKR
Match 5/614 Aug 14:30Red PisteRepublic of KoreaKOR45 – 36SwitzerlandSUI
Match 7/814 Aug 14:30Yellow PisteRussian FederationRUS36 – 30VenezuelaVEN