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Épée, Team, Men

Date28 – 29 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationStade d'Hiver de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
Participants85 from 19 countries

Sweden and West Germany had emerged as major players in the world of épée in the years since the München Olympics with Rolf Edling of Sweden winning the World title in 1973 and 1974 and West Germany’s Alexander Pusch matching that feat in 1975. Both men qualified for the medal pool in Montréal which turned out to be the most evenly matched in Olympic history. Three men, including Pusch, were tied with a record of 3 wins and 2 losses whilst the other three, which included Edling, had 2 wins and 3 losses. Pusch won matches in the tie-breaking barrage to win gold ahead of teammate Hans-Jürgen Hehn and the 1968 champion Győző Kulcsár of Hungary. If one ignores the 1906 Intercalated Games, Pusch was the first German male to win an Olympic fencing title.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1SwedenSWEGold
Carl von EssenHans JacobsonRolf EdlingLeif HögströmGöran Flodström
2West GermanyFRGSilver
Hans-Jürgen HehnVolker FischerAlexander PuschReinhold BehrHanns Jana
3SwitzerlandSUIBronze
Daniel GigerChristian KauterMichel PoffetFrançois SuchaneckiJean-Blaise Evéquoz
4HungaryHUN
Csaba FenyvesiSándor ErdősIstván OsztricsPál SchmittGyőző Kulcsár
5Soviet UnionURS
Aleksandr AbushakhmetovViktor ModzalevskyVasily StankovichAleksandr BykovBoris Lukomsky
6RomaniaROU
Ioan PopaAnton PongratzNicolae IorguPaul Szabo
=7ItalyITA
John PezzaNicola GranieriFabio Dal ZottoMarcello BertinettiGiovanni Battista Coletti
=7NorwayNOR
Nils KoppangJeppe NormannKjell Otto MoeBård VonenOle Mørch
=9Great BritainGBR
Teddy BourneBill HoskynsRalph JohnsonTim BelsonMartin Beevers
=9FranceFRA
Philippe BoisseFrançois JeannePhilippe RiboudJacques Ladègaillerie
=11ArgentinaARG
Daniel FeraudFernando LúpizJuan Daniel PiránOmar Vergara
=11AustriaAUT
Herbert LindnerKarl-Heinz MüllerHerbert PolzhuberPeter Zobl-Wessely
=11CanadaCAN
Alain DansereauMichel DessureaultGeza TatrallyayGeorge Varaljay
=11FinlandFIN
Heikki HulkkonenRisto HurmeJussi PelliVeikko Salminen
=11Hong KongHKG
Matthew ChanDenis CunninghamRoger KamEdward Ng
=11IranIRI
Sarkis AssatourianIraj DastgerdiAli Asghar Pashapour-AlamdariEsfandihar Zarnegar
=11PolandPOL
Jerzy JanikowskiZbigniew MatwiejewLeszek SwornowskiMarceli Wiech
=11ThailandTHA
Sneh ChousurinTaweewat HorrapunSutipong SantitavakulRoyengyot SrivorapongpantSamachai Trangjaroenngarm
=11United StatesUSA
Scotty BozekBrooke MaklerGeorge MasinPaul Pesthy

Round One (28 July 1976 — 8:30)

Top six finishers advanced to quarter-finals. Places 7-10 advanced to round two. Rankings based on percentages of wins/losses and bouts won/bouts lost.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG201911Q
Hans-Jürgen HehnVolker FischerAlexander PuschReinhold BehrHanns Jana
2Great BritainGBR111614q
Teddy BourneBill HoskynsRalph JohnsonTim BelsonMartin Beevers
3AustriaAUT021121
Herbert LindnerKarl-Heinz MüllerHerbert PolzhuberPeter Zobl-Wessely

Pool One FRG 9 – 5GBR
Pool One FRG 10 – 6AUT
Pool One GBR 11 – 5AUT

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1HungaryHUN303011Q
Csaba FenyvesiSándor ErdősIstván OsztricsPál SchmittGyőző Kulcsár
2FranceFRA21239q
Philippe BoisseFrançois JeannePhilippe RiboudJacques Ladègaillerie
3FinlandFIN02519
Heikki HulkkonenRisto HurmeJussi PelliVeikko Salminen
4PolandPOL02524
Jerzy JanikowskiZbigniew MatwiejewLeszek SwornowskiMarceli Wiech

Pool Two HUN 8 – 2FRA
Pool Two HUN 11 – 5FIN
Pool Two HUN 11 – 4POL
Pool Two FRA 8 – 0FIN
Pool Two FRA 13 – 1POL

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1SwedenSWE303512Q
Carl von EssenHans JacobsonRolf EdlingLeif HögströmGöran Flodström
2ItalyITA213315q
John PezzaNicola GranieriFabio Dal ZottoMarcello BertinettiGiovanni Battista Coletti
3IranIRI02922
Sarkis AssatourianIraj DastgerdiAli Asghar Pashapour-AlamdariEsfandihar Zarnegar
4Hong KongHKG02230
Matthew ChanDenis CunninghamRoger KamEdward Ng

Pool Three SWE 9 – 7ITA
Pool Three SWE 11 – 4IRI
Pool Three SWE 15 – 1HKG
Pool Three ITA 11 – 5IRI
Pool Three ITA 15 – 1HKG

Pool Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1SwitzerlandSUI30358Q
Daniel GigerChristian KauterMichel PoffetFrançois SuchaneckiJean-Blaise Evéquoz
2NorwayNOR213114q
Nils KoppangJeppe NormannKjell Otto MoeBård VonenOle Mørch
3CanadaCAN121335
Alain DansereauMichel DessureaultGeza TatrallyayGeorge Varaljay
4ArgentinaARG031335
Daniel FeraudFernando LúpizJuan Daniel PiránOmar VergaraJosé María Casanova

Pool Four SUI 9 – 3NOR
Pool Four SUI 13 – 2CAN
Pool Four SUI 13 – 3ARG
Pool Four NOR 14 – 2CAN
Pool Four NOR 14 – 2ARG
Pool Four CAN 8/68 – 8/66ARG

Pool Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Soviet UnionURS303213Q
Aleksandr AbushakhmetovViktor ModzalevskyVasily StankovichAleksandr BykovBoris Lukomsky
2RomaniaROU212816Q
Ioan PopaAnton PongratzNicolae IorguPaul Szabo
3United StatesUSA121826
Scotty BozekBrooke MaklerGeorge MasinPaul Pesthy
4ThailandTHA031134
Sneh ChousurinTaweewat HorrapunSutipong SantitavakulRoyengyot SrivorapongpantSamachai Trangjaroenngarm

Pool Five URS 9 – 4ROU
Pool Five URS 12 – 4USA
Pool Five URS 11 – 5THA
Pool Five ROU 10 – 5USA
Pool Five ROU 14 – 2THA
Pool Five USA 9 – 4THA

Round Two (28 July 1976 — 15:00)

Direct elimination.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA1088Q
John PezzaFabio Dal ZottoMarcello BertinettiGiovanni Battista Coletti
2FranceFRA0188
Philippe BoisseFrançois JeannePhilippe RiboudJacques Ladègaillerie

Pool One ITA 8/60 – 8/58FRA

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1NorwayNOR1085Q
Nils KoppangJeppe NormannKjell Otto MoeOle Mørch
2Great BritainGBR0158
Teddy BourneBill HoskynsRalph JohnsonTim Belson

Pool Two NOR 8 – 5GBR

Quarter-Finals (29 July 1976 — 8:30)

Winner of each pool advanced to semi-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG1092Q
Hans-Jürgen HehnVolker FischerAlexander PuschReinhold Behr
2ItalyITA0129
John PezzaFabio Dal ZottoMarcello BertinettiGiovanni Battista Coletti

Pool One FRG 9 – 2ITA

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1SwitzerlandSUI1092Q
Daniel GigerChristian KauterFrançois SuchaneckiJean-Blaise Evéquoz
2RomaniaROU0129
Ioan PopaAnton PongratzNicolae IorguPaul Szabo

Pool Two SUI 9 – 2ROU

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1SwedenSWE1094Q
Hans JacobsonRolf EdlingLeif HögströmGöran Flodström
2Soviet UnionURS0149
Aleksandr AbushakhmetovViktor ModzalevskyAleksandr BykovBoris Lukomsky

Pool Three SWE 9 – 4URS

Pool Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1HungaryHUN1080Q
Csaba FenyvesiSándor ErdősIstván OsztricsPál Schmitt
2NorwayNOR0108
Nils KoppangJeppe NormannKjell Otto MoeOle Mørch

Pool Four HUN 8 – 0NOR

Semi-Finals (29 July 1976 — 11:00)

Winner of each pool advanced to final.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG1087Q
Hans-Jürgen HehnVolker FischerAlexander PuschReinhold Behr
2SwitzerlandSUI0178
Daniel GigerMichel PoffetFrançois SuchaneckiJean-Blaise Evéquoz

Pool One FRG 8 – 7SUI

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1SwedenSWE1076Q
Carl von EssenHans JacobsonRolf EdlingLeif HögströmGöran Flodström
2HungaryHUN0167
Csaba FenyvesiSándor ErdősIstván OsztricsGyőző KulcsárPál Schmitt

Pool Two 1 2 SWE 38 – 6HUN 4

Final Pool (29 July 1976 — 18:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1SwedenSWE1085
Carl von EssenHans JacobsonRolf EdlingLeif Högström
2West GermanyFRG0158
Hans-Jürgen HehnVolker FischerAlexander PuschReinhold Behr

Bout for 1/2 SWE 8 – 5FRG
Bouts for 5-8 ROU 8 – 2ITA

Final Pool, Bout for 3/4 (29 July 1976 — 14:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1SwitzerlandSUI1093Q
Daniel GigerChristian KauterMichel PoffetFrançois Suchanecki
2HungaryHUN0139
Csaba FenyvesiSándor ErdősIstván OsztricsGyőző Kulcsár

Bout for 3/4 SUI 9 – 3HUN

Final Pool, Bouts for 5-8 (29 July 1976 — 13:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Soviet UnionURS20176
Aleksandr AbushakhmetovViktor ModzalevskyAleksandr BykovBoris Lukomsky
2RomaniaROU111011
Ioan PopaAnton PongratzNicolae IorguPaul Szabo
=3ItalyITA0128
John PezzaFabio Dal ZottoMarcello BertinettiGiovanni Battista Coletti
=3NorwayNOR0148
Nils KoppangJeppe NormannKjell Otto MoeOle Mørch

Bouts for 5-8 URS 9 – 2ROU
Bouts for 5-8 5 URS 8 – 5NOR 6