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Foil, Team, Men

Date24 – 25 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationStade d'Hiver de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
Participants63 from 14 countries

The Soviet Union had won the 1973-74 World Championships, while France won in 1975. The pool winners in round one were the Soviets, France, Italy, and Poland, the 1972 Olympic Champions. In pool three, Italy defeated West Germany, 9-7, but both teams advanced to the quarter-finals. The round one pool champions all won their quarter-final matches, except for Poland, which was defeated by the West Germans, 9-4. In the semi-finals, Italy and France tied on bouts, 8-8, but Italy won on fewer touches and advanced to the final, where they would have a re-match with West Germany. However, this time the Germans turned the tables, winning the gold medal, 9-6.

One member of the West German team would never compete again at the Olympics, but would become very influential within the Olympic Movement. Thomas Bach became an IOC Member in 1991 and in 2013 became President of the IOC.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1West GermanyFRGGold
Thomas BachHarald HeinKlaus ReichertMatthias BehrErk Sens-Gorius
2ItalyITASilver
Carlo MontanoFabio Dal ZottoStefano SimoncelliGiovanni Battista ColettiAttilio Calatroni
3FranceFRABronze
Daniel RevenuChristian NoëlDidier FlamentBernard TalvardFrédéric Pietruszka
4Soviet UnionURS
Sabirzhan RuziyevAleksandr RomankovVladimir DenisovVasily Stankovich
5PolandPOL
Leszek MartewiczLech KoziejowskiZiemek WojciechowskiArkadiusz GodelMarek Dąbrowski
6Great BritainGBR
Geoffrey GrimmettBarry PaulRob BrunigesGraham PaulNick Bell
=7HungaryHUN
József KomatitsCsaba FenyvesiLajos Somodi, Jr.Jenő KamutiSándor Erdős
=7United StatesUSA
Marty LangEd BallingerEd WrightEd DonofrioBrooke Makler
=9CubaCUB
Eduardo JhonsEnrique SalvatJorge GarbeyPedro Hernández
=9IranIRI
Hossein NiknamSarkis AssatourianAli Asghar Pashapour-AlamdariAhmed Akbari
=9Hong KongHKG
Matthew ChanDenis CunninghamRoger KamEdward Ng
=9JapanJPN
Masanori KawatsuHideaki KameiToshio JinguNoriyuki Sato
=9KuwaitKUW
Ahmed Al-ArbeedJamal AmeenAli Al-KhawajahAbdul Nasser Al-Sayegh
=9RomaniaROU
Petru KukiMihai ȚiuTudor PetrușPetrică Buricea

Round One (24 July 1976 — 08:30-10:00-11:30)

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

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Soviet UnionURS201810Q
Sabirzhan RuziyevAleksandr RomankovVladimir DenisovVasily Stankovich
2Great BritainGBR111117Q
Geoffrey GrimmettBarry PaulRob BrunigesGraham PaulNick Bell
3RomaniaROU021517
Petru KukiMihai ȚiuTudor PetrușPetrică Buricea

Pool One URS 9 – 3GBR
Pool One URS 9 – 7ROU
Pool One GBR 8/59 – 8/52ROU

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA20206Q
Daniel RevenuChristian NoëlDidier FlamentBernard TalvardFrédéric Pietruszka
2HungaryHUN111115Q
József KomatitsCsaba FenyvesiLajos Somodi, Jr.Jenő KamutiSándor Erdős
3CubaCUB021121
Eduardo JhonsEnrique SalvatJorge GarbeyPedro Hernández

Pool Two FRA 9 – 1HUN
Pool Two FRA 11 – 5CUB
Pool Two HUN 10 – 6CUB

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA303711Q
Carlo MontanoFabio Dal ZottoStefano SimoncelliGiovanni Battista ColettiAttilio Calatroni
2West GermanyFRG213315Q
Thomas BachHarald HeinKlaus ReichertMatthias BehrErk Sens-Gorius
3JapanJPN122523
Masanori KawatsuHideaki KameiToshio JinguNoriyuki Sato
4KuwaitKUW03147
Ahmed Al-ArbeedJamal AmeenAli Al-KhawajahAbdul Nasser Al-Sayegh

Pool Three ITA 9 – 7FRG
Pool Three ITA 12 – 4JPN
Pool Three ITA 16 – 0KUW
Pool Three FRG 11 – 5JPN
Pool Three FRG 15 – 1KUW
Pool Three JPN 16 – 0KUW

Pool Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1PolandPOL30376Q
Leszek MartewiczLech KoziejowskiZiemek WojciechowskiArkadiusz GodelMarek Dąbrowski
2United StatesUSA212914Q
Marty LangEd BallingerEd WrightEd Donofrio
3IranIRI121632
Hossein NiknamSarkis AssatourianAli Asghar Pashapour-AlamdariAhmed Akbari
4Hong KongHKG03939
Matthew ChanDenis CunninghamRoger KamEdward Ng

Pool Four POL 9 – 2USA
Pool Four POL 13 – 3IRI
Pool Four POL 15 – 1HKG
Pool Four USA 12 – 4IRI
Pool Four USA 15 – 1HKG
Pool Four IRI 9 – 7HKG

Quarter-Finals (24 July 1976 — 13:00)

Winner of each pool advanced to semi-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA1093Q
Daniel RevenuDidier FlamentBernard TalvardFrédéric Pietruszka
2Great BritainGBR0139
Barry PaulRob BrunigesGraham PaulNick Bell

Pool One FRA 9 – 3GBR

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA1093Q
Carlo MontanoFabio Dal ZottoGiovanni Battista ColettiAttilio Calatroni
2United StatesUSA0139
Marty LangEd BallingerEd WrightEd Donofrio

Pool Two ITA 9 – 3USA

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG1094Q
Thomas BachHarald HeinKlaus ReichertMatthias Behr
2PolandPOL0149
Leszek MartewiczLech KoziejowskiArkadiusz GodelMarek Dąbrowski

Pool Three FRG 9 – 4POL

Pool Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Soviet UnionURS1093Q
Sabirzhan RuziyevAleksandr RomankovVladimir DenisovVasily Stankovich
2HungaryHUN0139
József KomatitsCsaba FenyvesiLajos Somodi, Jr.Jenő Kamuti

Pool Four URS 9 – 3HUN

Semi-Finals (25 July 1976 — 13:00)

Winner of each pool advanced to final.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA1088Q
Carlo MontanoFabio Dal ZottoStefano SimoncelliAttilio Calatroni
2FranceFRA0188
Daniel RevenuChristian NoëlBernard TalvardFrédéric Pietruszka

Pool One ITA 8/61 – 8/59FRA

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG1097Q
Thomas BachHarald HeinKlaus ReichertMatthias Behr
2Soviet UnionURS0179
Sabirzhan RuziyevAleksandr RomankovVladimir DenisovVasily Stankovich

Pool Two FRG 9 – 7URS

Final Pool (25 July 1976 — 18:00)

Bout for 1/2 (18:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG1096
Thomas BachHarald HeinKlaus ReichertMatthias Behr
2ItalyITA0169
Carlo MontanoFabio Dal ZottoStefano SimoncelliGiovanni Battista Coletti

Bout for 1/2 FRG 9 – 6ITA

Bout for 3/4 (14:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA1094
Christian NoëlDidier FlamentBernard TalvardFrédéric Pietruszka
2Soviet UnionURS0149
Sabirzhan RuziyevAleksandr RomankovVladimir DenisovVasily Stankovich

Bout for 3/4 FRA 9 – 4URS

Bouts for 5-8 (14:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1PolandPOL20184
Leszek MartewiczLech KoziejowskiZiemek WojciechowskiArkadiusz Godel
2Great BritainGBR11916
Barry PaulRob BrunigesGraham PaulNick Bell
=3HungaryHUN0139
József KomatitsCsaba FenyvesiLajos Somodi, Jr.Jenő Kamuti
=3United StatesUSA0178
Ed BallingerEd WrightEd DonofrioBrooke Makler

Bouts for 5-8 POL 9 – 1GBR
Bouts for 5-8 POL 9 – 3HUN
Bouts for 5-8 GBR 8 – 7USA