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Sabre, Team, Men

Date28 – 29 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationFutbolny polya, Legkoatletichesky futbolny kompleks, Moskva
Participants39 from 8 countries

It would have taken a brave man to have predicted anything other than a Soviet victory in the team sabre. After all they were World Champions in 1979, where they also swept the medals individually, and had just provided the winners of gold and silver in the individual foil. As such it came as a great shock when they lost their opening match against Romania by 9-7. They recovered to reach the semi-finals where, largely through the efforts of Viktor Krovopuskov, they defeated Hungary in a close fought contest. The Soviets finally regained their best form in the final and trounced Poland by 9-2 to retain the Olympic title. Hungary beat Poland for bronze.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Soviet UnionURSGold
Viktor SidyakVladimir NazlymovViktor KrovopuskovMikhail BurtsevNikolay Alyokhin
2ItalyITASilver
Mario Aldo MontanoMichele MaffeiFerdinando MeglioMarco RomanoGiovanni Scalzo
3HungaryHUNBronze
Imre GedőváriPál GerevichFerenc HammangRudolf NébaldGyörgy Nébald
4PolandPOL
Tadeusz PigułaLeszek JabłonowskiJacek BierkowskiAndrzej KostrzewaMarian Sypniewski
5RomaniaROU
Ioan PopMarin MustațăCornel MarinIon PantelimonescuAlexandru Nilca
6East GermanyGDR
Rüdiger MüllerHendrik JungPeter UlbrichFrank-Eberhard HöltjeGerd May
7CubaCUB
Manuel OrtizJesús OrtizJosé LaverdezaGuzmán Salazar
8BulgariaBUL
Hristo EtropolskiNikolay MarincheshkiVasil EtropolskiGeorgi ChomakovMarin Ivanov
DNSFranceFRA
Philippe BonninBruno BoscherieDidier FlamentJean-François Lamour

Round 1 (28 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 UnionURS111714Q
Viktor SidyakVladimir NazlymovViktor KrovopuskovMikhail BurtsevNikolay Alyokhin
2RomaniaROU111616Q
Ioan PopMarin MustațăCornel MarinAlexandru NilcaIon Pantelimonescu
3CubaCUB111417
Manuel OrtizJesús OrtizJosé LaverdezaGuzmán Salazar

Pool 1 ROU 9 – 7URS
Pool 1 URS 10 – 5CUB
Pool 1 CUB 9 – 7ROU

Pool 2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMTMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1PolandPOL2001814Q
Tadeusz PigułaLeszek JabłonowskiJacek BierkowskiAndrzej Kostrzewa
2East GermanyGDR0111517Q
Rüdiger MüllerHendrik JungPeter UlbrichFrank-Eberhard HöltjeGerd May
3BulgariaBUL0111517
Hristo EtropolskiNikolay MarincheshkiVasil EtropolskiGeorgi ChomakovMarin Ivanov

Pool 2 POL 9 – 7GDR
Pool 2 POL 9 – 7BUL
Pool 2 GDR 8 – 8BUL

Pool 3

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA1087Q
Mario Aldo MontanoMichele MaffeiFerdinando MeglioMarco Romano
2HungaryHUN0178Q
Imre GedőváriGyörgy NébaldFerenc HammangRudolf NébaldPál Gerevich
DNSFranceFRA
Philippe BonninBruno BoscherieDidier FlamentJean-François Lamour

Pool 3 ITA 8 – 7HUN

Quarter-Finals (29 July 1980)

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

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

Semi-Finals (29 July 1980)

Winner of each match advanced to final.

Match #1 ITA 10 – 5POL
Match #2 URS 8 – 6HUN

Final Pool (29 July 1980)

Match 1-2 URS 9 – 2ITA
Match 3-4 HUN 9 – 6POL
Match 5-6 ROU 9 – 6GDR