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Foil, Team, Men

Date4 – 5 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationExhibit Hall, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California
Participants65 from 14 countries

The reigning World Champions from West Germany would not face opposition from either East Germany or Cuba, the other medallists in 1983, nor from the Soviet Union who had usually been the best in the world since the last Olympics. West Germany, Italy and France, whose fencers had impressed during the individual event, were joined by underdogs Austria in the semi-finals. The Austrians proved no match for the Germans in one semi-final but the other between Italy and France was much closer and was won by the Italians only by 9-7. A few days after winning individual gold, Italy’s Mauro Numa added another gold with a faultless display that enabled his team to defeat West Germany and win the event for the first time since 1956.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1ItalyITAGold
Mauro NumaAndrea BorellaAndrea CipressaStefano CerioniAngelo ScuriLuca Vitalesta (DNS)
2West GermanyFRGSilver
Harald HeinMatthias BehrMathias GeyKlaus ReichertFrank Beck
3FranceFRABronze
Frédéric PietruszkaPascal JolyotPatrick GrocPhilippe OmnèsMarc Cerboni
4AustriaAUT
Benny WendtDieter KotlowskiGeorg SomloiRobert BlaschkaGeorg Loisel
5United StatesUSA
Mike MarxGreg MassialasPeter LewisonMark SmithMike McCahey
6Great BritainGBR
Bill GosbeePierre HarperNick BellRob BrunigesGraham Paul
7People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Chu ShishengCui YiningYu YifengWang WeiZhang JianLiu Yunhong
8BelgiumBEL
Thierry SoumagnePeter JoosStefan JoosStéphane Ganeff
9JapanJPN
Nobuyuki AzumaYoshihiko KanatsuHidehachi KoyasuTadashi ShimokawaKenichi Umezawa
10ArgentinaARG
Csaba GasparSergio LucchettiMarcelo MagnascoSergio Turiace
11KuwaitKUW
Ahmed Al-AhmedKhaled Al-AwadhiKifah Al-MutawaMohamed Ghaloum
12EgyptEGY
Ahmed DiabAbdel Monem El-HusseiniBilal RifaatKhaled Abdulrahman
13LebanonLBN
Henri DarricauYves Daniel DarricauDany HaddadMichel Youssef
14Hong KongHKG
Jerome KoRod LaiTerence LamNeutron LiuDenis Cunningham (DNS)
DNSKingdom of Saudi ArabiaKSA
Khaled Fahd Al-RasheedAbdullah Al-SalimAbdullah Al-ZawayedMajed Abdul Rahim Habib Ullah

Round 1 (4 August 1984 — 9:00)

Top eight teams, based on percentages of wins/losses and bouts won/bouts lost, advanced to quarter-finals.

Pool 1

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA20184Q
Andrea BorellaAndrea CipressaStefano CerioniAngelo Scuri
2United StatesUSA111211Q
Mike MarxGreg MassialasPeter LewisonMark SmithMike McCahey
3EgyptEGY02318
Ahmed DiabAbdel Monem El-HusseiniBilal RifaatKhaled Abdulrahman

Pool 1 ITA 9 – 3USA
Pool 1 ITA 9 – 1EGY
Pool 1 USA 9 – 2EGY

Pool 2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG30276Q
Harald HeinMathias GeyKlaus ReichertFrank Beck
2Great BritainGBR211917
Bill GosbeePierre HarperNick BellRob BrunigesGraham Paul
3JapanJPN122118Q
Nobuyuki AzumaYoshihiko KanatsuHidehachi KoyasuTadashi ShimokawaKenichi Umezawa
4Hong KongHKG03127
Jerome KoRod LaiTerence LamNeutron Liu

Pool 2 FRG 9 – 4JPN
Pool 2 FRG 9 – 2GBR
Pool 2 FRG 9 – 0HKG
Pool 2 GBR 8 – 8JPN
Pool 2 JPN 9 – 1HKG
Pool 2 GBR 9 – 0HKG

Pool 3

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA20186Q
Frédéric PietruszkaPascal JolyotPatrick GrocPhilippe OmnèsMarc Cerboni
2AustriaAUT111313Q
Benny WendtDieter KotlowskiGeorg SomloiRobert BlaschkaGeorg Loisel
3ArgentinaARG02618
Csaba GasparSergio LucchettiMarcelo MagnascoSergio Turiace

Pool 3 FRA 9 – 4AUT
Pool 3 FRA 9 – 2ARG
Pool 3 AUT 9 – 4ARG

Pool 4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1BelgiumBEL30269Q
Thierry SoumagnePeter JoosStefan JoosStéphane Ganeff
2People's Republic of ChinaCHN212615Q
Chu ShishengYu YifengWang WeiLiu YunhongZhang Jian
3KuwaitKUW02418
Ahmed Al-AhmedKhaled Al-AwadhiKifah Al-MutawaMohamed Ghaloum
4LebanonLBN02418
Henri DarricauYves Daniel DarricauDany HaddadMichel Youssef

Pool 4 BEL 8 – 8CHN
Pool 4 BEL 9 – 1KUW
Pool 4 BEL 9 – 0LBN
Pool 4 CHN 9 – 3KUW
Pool 4 CHN 9 – 4LBN
Pool 4 1bye

Quarter-Finals (5 August 1984)

Match #1 ITA 9 – 2GBR
Match #2 FRA 9 – 4CHN
Match #3 AUT 9 – 4BEL
Match #4 FRG 9 – 2USA

Semi-Finals (5 August 1984)

Match #1 ITA 9 – 7FRA
Match #2 FRG 9 – 3AUT

Classification Round 5-8 (5 August 1984)

Match #1 GBR 9 – 4CHN
Match #2 2USA BEL

Final Pool (5 August 1984 — 9:00)

Single-elimination tournament.

Match 1-2 ITA 8 – 7FRG
Match 3-4 FRA 9 – 3AUT
Match 5-6 USA 9 – 6GBR
Match 7-8 CHN BEL