| Event type

Épée, Individual, Men

Date1 – 14 June 1900
LocationJardin des Tuileries, Paris
Participants103 from 11 countries

This was the most popular fencing event in 1900 with 103 competitors from 11 nations. It required four rounds of round-robin elimination pools, with three semi-finals advancing the top three from each pool to a final pool of nine fencers. Although most of the fencers were French, the title went to Cuban Ramón Fonst, who had grown up in France. He would also win this event at the 1904 Olympics, and competed again at the 1924 Olympics.

The final came down to Fonst and Louis Perrée, who tied with two touches received, or effectively, having lost two bouts. They met in a barrage for the title. Perrée appeared to have won, by touching Fonst’s shoulder in the one-touch bout, but the jury ruled that the point had missed and contact had been made with the side of blade rather than its point and so the match went on. Fonst then appeared to have touched Perrée but the jury again disagreed. Perrée finally made an attack but Fonst avoided it and countered to touch Perrée to win the barrage and the event.

1Ramón FonstCUBGold
2Louis PerréeFRASilver
3Léon SéeFRABronze
4Gabriel, Comte de la FalaiseFRA
5Francisco CametARG
6Edmond WallaceFRA
7Gaston AlibertFRA
8Léon ThiébautFRA
9Henri PlommetFRA
AC p1 r3/4Joseph-Marie RoséFRA
AC p1 r3/4Jacques HolzschuchFRA
AC p1 r3/4Élie, Comte de LastoursFRA
AC p2 r3/4Jules de PradelFRA
AC p2 r3/4Maurice BoisdonFRA
AC p2 r3/4Jean DreyfusFRA
AC p3 r3/4Richard WallaceFRA
AC p3 r3/4Henri GuillemardFRA
AC p3 r3/4Marcel LévyFRA
AC p1 r2/4Jean-André HilleretFRA
AC p1 r2/4Alphonse MoquetFRA
AC p1 r2/4Jules RoffeFRA
AC p2 r2/4Josiah BowdenGBR
AC p3 r2/4Raoul BideauFRA
AC p3 r2/4Henri Hébrard de VilleneuveFRA
AC p3 r2/4Tony SmetBEL
AC p4 r2/4H. Georges BergerFRA1
AC p4 r2/4Giuseppe GiuratoITA
AC p4 r2/4Freydoun Malcolm KhanIRI
AC p5 r2/4Henri Jean DébutFRA
AC p5 r2/4Adrien GuyonFRA
AC p5 r2/4Édouard FouchierFRA
DNS r2/4Jean-Joseph RenaudFRA2
1 p9 r1/4André-Marie RabelFRA
2 p10 r1/4Maurice JayFRA
3 p4 r1/4Willy SulzbacherFRA
3 p7 r1/4 LarivièreFRA
3 p12 r1/4 DucreuilFRA
AC p1 r1/4Raoul AlasluquétasFRA
AC p1 r1/4Albert TintantFRA
AC p1 r1/4 MossuFRA
AC p2 r1/4 GardièsFRA
AC p2 r1/4Albert HérissonFRA
AC p2 r1/4Svetislav IvanovitchFRA
AC p2 r1/4Jacques, Comte de la ChevalerieFRA
AC p3 r1/4Max RodriguesFRA
AC p3 r1/4Pierre d'HuguesFRA
AC p3 r1/4 MoreilFRA
AC p3 r1/4Aristide VèveFRA
AC p4 r1/4Pierre ThomeguexFRA
AC p4 r1/4 BazinFRA
AC p4 r1/4Maurice FleuryFRA
AC p5 r1/4Achille MorinFRA
AC p5 r1/4Olivier, Conte CollariniITA
AC p5 r1/4 MasséFRA
AC p5 r1/4E. GradFRA
AC p6 r1/4Laurent, Comte de ChampeauxFRA
AC p6 r1/4Charles LoizillonFRA
AC p6 r1/4 de SegonzacFRA
AC p6 r1/4G. SalvanhacFRA
AC p7 r1/4Robert MarcFRA
AC p7 r1/4Jean TailleferFRA
AC p7 r1/4 AdamFRA
AC p8 r1/4Ivan, Viscount d'OyleyUSA
AC p8 r1/4Georges Le RoyFRA
AC p8 r1/4 MillerFRA
AC p8 r1/4Vicomte de LasticFRA
AC p9 r1/4Joseph SénatFRA
AC p9 r1/4 de LagardièreFRA
AC p9 r1/4Joseph, Prince de Caraman-ChimayFRA
AC p9 r1/4Georges RedeuilFRA
AC p10 r1/4André de RomillyFRA
AC p10 r1/4Alexandre LemoineFRA
AC p10 r1/4Henri de LabordeFRA
AC p10 r1/4Charles Newton RobinsonGBR
AC p11 r1/4Albert CahenFRA
AC p11 r1/4Clément de BoissièreFRA
AC p11 r1/4Baron de la TournelleFRA
AC p11 r1/4 FernandèsFRA
AC p12 r1/4Jean Dacian-CostiescoFRA
AC p12 r1/4 AndreacFRA
AC p12 r1/4Paul RobertSUI
AC p13 r1/4Carlos de CandamoPER
AC p13 r1/4Mauricio, Duque de GorESP
AC p13 r1/4Jacques RodriguesFRA
AC p13 r1/4 de MeuseFRA
AC p14 r1/4 ProsperFRA
AC p14 r1/4Pierre RosenbaumFRA
AC p14 r1/4Henri, Comte de Cazenave de PradinesFRA
AC p14 r1/4 de PradinesFRA
AC p14 r1/4René Jules Thion de la ChaumeFRA
AC p15 r1/4Louis BastienFRA
AC p15 r1/4A. PeberayFRA
AC p15 r1/4Stan FrançoisFRA
AC p15 r1/4 PreurotFRA
AC p16 r1/4Giunio FedreghiniITA
AC p16 r1/4 FichotFRA
AC p16 r1/4 DuclotFRA
AC p16 r1/4Gaston AchilleFRA
AC p16 r1/4 WeberFRA
AC p17 r1/4A. LafontaineFRA
AC p17 r1/4 de VarsFRA
AC p17 r1/4 DelpratFRA
AC p17 r1/4Albert ThomeguexFRA

Round One (1 – 6 June 1900)

Top two finishers in each pool advanced to quarter-finals.

Pool 1 (1 June 1900)

1Joseph-Marie RoséFRAQ
2Élie, Comte de LastoursFRAQ
ACRaoul AlasluquétasFRA
ACH. Georges BergerFRA3
ACAlbert TintantFRA

Pool 2 (1 June 1900)

1Jules de PradelFRAQ
2Jean DreyfusFRAQ
AC GardièsFRA
ACAlbert HérissonFRA
ACSvetislav IvanovitchFRA
ACJacques, Comte de la ChevalerieFRA

Pool 3 (1 June 1900)

1Jules RoffeFRAQ
2Édouard FouchierFRAQ
ACMax RodriguesFRA
ACPierre d'HuguesFRA
AC MoreilFRA
ACAristide VèveFRA

Pool 4 (1 June 1900)

1Ramón FonstCUBQ
2Edmond WallaceFRAQ
3Willy SulzbacherFRA
ACPierre ThomeguexFRA
ACMaurice FleuryFRA

Pool 5

1Gaston AlibertFRAQ
2Gabriel, Comte de la FalaiseFRAQ
ACAchille MorinFRA
ACOlivier, Conte CollariniITA

Pool 6

1Jean-Joseph RenaudFRAQ
2Maurice BoisdonFRAQ
ACLaurent, Comte de ChampeauxFRA
ACCharles LoizillonFRA
AC de SegonzacFRA
ACG. SalvanhacFRA

Pool 7

1Henri PlommetFRAQ
2Léon ThiébautFRAQ
3 LarivièreFRA
ACRobert MarcFRA
ACJean TailleferFRA

Pool 8

1André-Marie RabelFRAQ
2Josiah BowdenGBRQ
ACIvan, Viscount d'OyleyUSA
ACGeorges Le RoyFRA
AC MillerFRA
ACVicomte de LasticFRA

Pool 9

1Richard WallaceFRAQ
2Freydoun Malcolm KhanIRIQ
ACJoseph SénatFRA
AC de LagardièreFRA
ACJoseph, Prince de Caraman-ChimayFRA
ACGeorges RedeuilFRA

Pool 10

1Marcel LévyFRAQ
2Maurice JayFRAQ
ACAndré de RomillyFRA
ACAlexandre LemoineFRA
ACHenri de LabordeFRA
ACCharles Newton RobinsonGBR

Pool 11

1Giuseppe GiuratoITAQ
2Raoul BideauFRAQ
ACAlbert CahenFRA
ACClément de BoissièreFRA
ACBaron de la TournelleFRA
AC FernandèsFRA

Pool 12

1Henri GuillemardFRAQ
2Jacques HolzschuchFRAQ
3 DucreuilFRA
ACJean Dacian-CostiescoFRA
AC AndreacFRA
ACPaul RobertSUI

Pool 13 (6 June 1900)

1Léon SéeFRAQ
2Francisco CametARGQ
ACCarlos de CandamoPER
ACMauricio, Duque de GorESP
ACJacques RodriguesFRA
AC de MeuseFRA

Pool 14 (6 June 1900)

1Henri Hébrard de VilleneuveFRAQ
2Alphonse MoquetFRAQ
AC ProsperFRA
ACPierre RosenbaumFRA
ACHenri, Comte de Cazenave de PradinesFRA
AC de PradinesFRA
ACRené Jules Thion de la ChaumeFRA

Pool 15 (6 June 1900)

1Louis PerréeFRAQ
2H. Georges BergerFRAQ4
ACLouis BastienFRA
ACA. PeberayFRA
ACStan FrançoisFRA
AC PreurotFRA

Pool 16 (6 June 1900)

1Tony SmetBELQ
2Henri Jean DébutFRAQ
ACGiunio FedreghiniITA
AC FichotFRA
AC DuclotFRA
ACGaston AchilleFRA

Pool 17 (6 June 1900)

1Adrien GuyonFRAQ
2Jean-André HilleretFRAQ
ACA. LafontaineFRA
AC de VarsFRA
AC DelpratFRA
ACAlbert ThomeguexFRA

Quarter-Finals (7 – 9 June 1900 — 9:00)

Top three finishers in each pool advanced to semi-finals.

Pool 1

1Jean DreyfusFRAQ
2Henri PlommetFRAQ
3Marcel LévyFRAQ
ACJean-André HilleretFRA
ACAlphonse MoquetFRA
ACJules RoffeFRA

Pool 2

1Richard WallaceFRAQ
2Élie, Comte de LastoursFRAQ
3Gabriel, Comte de la FalaiseFRAQ
ACJosiah BowdenGBR
ACHenri GuillemardFRA
ACLéon ThiébautFRA

Pool 3

1Edmond WallaceFRAQ
2Francisco CametARGQ
3Jules de PradelFRAQ
ACRaoul BideauFRA
ACHenri Hébrard de VilleneuveFRA
ACTony SmetBEL

Pool 4

1Gaston AlibertFRAQ
2Léon SéeFRAQ
3Ramón FonstCUBQ
ACH. Georges BergerFRA
ACGiuseppe GiuratoITA
ACFreydoun Malcolm KhanIRI

Pool 5

1Maurice BoisdonFRAQ
2Louis PerréeFRAQ
3Joseph-Marie RoséFRAQ
ACHenri Jean DébutFRA
ACAdrien GuyonFRA
ACÉdouard FouchierFRA

Pool 6

1Jacques HolzschuchFRAQ
2Léon ThiébautFRAQ
3Henri GuillemardFRAQ

Semi-Finals (10 June 1900)

Top three finishers in each pool advanced to final.

Pool 1

1Gaston AlibertFRAQ
2Henri PlommetFRAQ
3Léon SéeFRAQ
ACJoseph-Marie RoséFRA
ACJacques HolzschuchFRA
ACÉlie, Comte de LastoursFRA

Pool 2

1Gabriel, Comte de la FalaiseFRAQ
2Louis PerréeFRAQ
3Francisco CametARGQ
ACJules de PradelFRA
ACMaurice BoisdonFRA
ACJean DreyfusFRA

Pool 3

1Léon ThiébautFRAQ
2Edmond WallaceFRAQ
3Ramón FonstCUBQ
ACRichard WallaceFRA
ACHenri GuillemardFRA
ACMarcel LévyFRA

Final Pool (13 – 14 June 1900)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts Lost
1Ramón FonstCUB2
2Louis PerréeFRA2
3Léon SéeFRA3
4Gabriel, Comte de la FalaiseFRA4
5Francisco CametARG4
6Edmond WallaceFRA5
7Gaston AlibertFRA6
8Léon ThiébautFRA6
9Henri PlommetFRA8