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Foil, Team, Men

Date25 – 26 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationFutbolny polya, Legkoatletichesky futbolny kompleks, Moskva
Participants42 from 9 countries

The Soviet Union were World Champions and, with home advantage, were expected to win the Olympic title for the first time since 1964. Their chances increased when West Germany, the reigning Olympic gold medallists, agreed to boycott the Games. The USSR advanced to the final with a win over Poland which was marred by a serious injury to Vladimir Lapitsky. The Soviet was run through by the sword of his Polish opponent. The foil pierced his chest and only narrowly missed his heart. Thankfully he made a full recovery. Perhaps this incident affected the Soviet team as they could only tie 8-8 with underdogs France in the final. France took the gold medal on the tie-break rule by 68 hits to 60.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRAGold
Frédéric PietruszkaDidier FlamentPascal JolyotPhilippe BonninBruno Boscherie
2Soviet UnionURSSilver
Aleksandr RomankovVladimir SmirnovSabirzhan RuziyevAshot KaragyanVladimir Lapitsky
3PolandPOLBronze
Adam RobakBogusław ZychLech KoziejowskiMarian Sypniewski
4East GermanyGDR
Siegmar GutzeitHartmuth BehrensAdrian GermanusKlaus KotzmannKlaus Haertter
5RomaniaROU
Petru KukiMihai ȚiuSorin RocaTudor PetrușAnton Pongratz
6HungaryHUN
István SzeleiErnő KolczonayAndrás PappLászló DeményJenő Pap
7CubaCUB
Efigenio FavierGuillermo BetancourtHeriberto GonzálezPedro Hernández
8Great BritainGBR
John LlewellynSteven PaulRob BrunigesPierre HarperNeal Mallett
9KuwaitKUW
Ahmed Al-AhmedKhaled Al-AwadhiAli Al-KhawajahKifah Al-Mutawa

Round 1 (25 July 1980)

Top two teams, based on percentages of wins/losses and bouts won/bouts lost, advanced to semi-finals. Teams ranked 3-6, based on percentages of wins/losses and bouts won/bouts lost, advanced to quarter-finals.

Pool 1

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Soviet UnionURS20225Q
Aleksandr RomankovVladimir SmirnovSabirzhan RuziyevAshot KaragyanVladimir Lapitsky
2RomaniaROU111413Q
Petru KukiMihai ȚiuSorin RocaTudor PetrușAnton Pongratz
3Great BritainGBR02725
John LlewellynSteven PaulRob BrunigesPierre HarperNeal Mallett

Pool 1 URS 9 – 2ROU
Pool 1 URS 13 – 3GBR
Pool 1 ROU 12 – 4GBR

Pool 2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMTMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA2002012Q
Frédéric PietruszkaDidier FlamentPascal JolyotPhilippe BonninBruno Boscherie
2HungaryHUN0111418Q
István SzeleiErnő KolczonayAndrás PappLászló DeményJenő Pap
3CubaCUB0111418
Efigenio FavierGuillermo BetancourtHeriberto GonzálezPedro Hernández

Pool 2 FRA 10 – 6HUN
Pool 2 FRA 10 – 6CUB
Pool 2 HUN 8 – 8CUB

Pool 3

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1PolandPOL20246Q
Adam RobakBogusław ZychLech KoziejowskiMarian Sypniewski
2East GermanyGDR111911Q
Siegmar GutzeitHartmuth BehrensAdrian GermanusKlaus KotzmannKlaus Haertter
3KuwaitKUW02329
Ahmed Al-AhmedKhaled Al-AwadhiAli Al-KhawajahKifah Al-Mutawa

Pool 3 POL 9 – 5GDR
Pool 3 POL 15 – 1KUW
Pool 3 GDR 14 – 2KUW

Quarter-Finals (26 July 1980)

Winner of each pool advanced to round three. Losers to 5-6 placement match.

Match #1 GDR 8 – 5ROU
Match #2 POL 9 – 7HUN

Semi-Finals (26 July 1980)

Winner of each match advanced to final.

Match #1 FRA 9 – 3GDR
Match #2 URS 9 – 7POL

Final Pool (26 July 1980)

Match 1-2 FRA 8 – 8URS
Match 3-4 POL 9 – 5GDR
Match 5-6 ROU 9 – 7HUN