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Foil, Team, Men

Date26 – 27 September 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationPen-sing Gyeong-ji-jang, Ol-lim-pik Gong-won, Seoul
Participants76 from 16 countries

The quarter-finals saw reigning World Champions West Germany eliminate Italy, their immediate predecessors as champions, and Hungary defeat France in a battle of 1987 World Championship medallists. The semi-finals were a contrasting affair, West comfortably defeated East in an all-German meeting whilst the Soviets defeated Hungary by scoring six more hits in an 8-8 tie. West German were very much the favourites to take gold but the least regarded fencer on the Soviet team, the Georgian native Vladimer Aptsiauri, produced an inspired display to win all three bouts he contested and help the USSR to the title. Hungary took the bronze medal.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Soviet UnionURSGold
Aleksandr RomankovIlgar MamedovVladimer AptsiauriAnvar IbragimovBoris Koretsky
2West GermanyFRGSilver
Matthias GeyThorsten WeidnerMatthias BehrUlrich SchreckThomas Endres
3HungaryHUNBronze
Zsolt ÉrsekPál SzekeresIstván SzeleiIstván BusaRóbert Gátai
4East GermanyGDR
Aris EnkelmannAdrian GermanusJens GusekJens HoweUdo Wagner
5PolandPOL
Leszek BandachWaldemar CiesielczykPiotr KiełpikowskiMarian SypniewskiBogusław Zych
6FranceFRA
Laurent BelPatrick GrocYoussef HocinePatrice LhôtellierPhilippe Omnès
7ItalyITA
Andrea BorellaStefano CerioniFederico CerviAndrea CipressaMauro Numa
8People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Lao ShaopeiLiu YunhongYe ChongZhang Zhicheng
9Republic of KoreaKOR
Hong Yeong-SeungKim Seung-PyoKim Yong-GukGo Nak-ChunLee Yeong-Rok
10Great BritainGBR
Tony BartlettJonathan DavisBill GosbeePierre HarperDonnie McKenzie
11CanadaCAN
Stephen AngersBenoît GiassonDanek NowosielskiLuc Rocheleau
12SwedenSWE
Peter ÅkerbergThomas ÅkerbergOla KajbjerEric StrandPer Täckenström
13JapanJPN
Matsuo AzumaHarunobu DenoKoji EmuraYoshihiko KanatsuKenichi Umezawa
14United StatesUSA
Peter LewisonDave LittellMike MarxGreg MassialasGeorge Nonomura
15KuwaitKUW
Khaled Al-AwadhiFaisal Al-HarshaniSaqer Al-SurayeiSalman Mohamed Hussain
16Hong KongHKG
Choy Kam ShingLee Chung ManTong King KingWeng Tak Fung

Round 1 (26 September 1988 — 8:30)

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

Pool 1

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTDTR
1East GermanyGDR30277Q
Aris EnkelmannAdrian GermanusJens GusekJens HoweUdo Wagner
2People's Republic of ChinaCHN212319Q
Lao ShaopeiLiu YunhongYe ChongZhang Zhicheng
3Great BritainGBR121823
Tony BartlettJonathan DavisBill GosbeePierre HarperDonnie McKenzie
4KuwaitKUW03827
Khaled Al-AwadhiFaisal Al-HarshaniSaqer Al-SurayeiSalman Mohamed Hussain

Pool 1 GDR 9 – 5CHN
Pool 1 GDR 9 – 2GBR
Pool 1 GDR 9 – 0KUW
Pool 1 CHN 9 – 7GBR
Pool 1 CHN 9 – 3KUW
Pool 1 GBR 9 – 5KUW

Pool 2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTDTR
1Soviet UnionURS30274Q
Aleksandr RomankovIlgar MamedovVladimer AptsiauriAnvar IbragimovBoris Koretsky
2PolandPOL212111Q
Leszek BandachWaldemar CiesielczykPiotr KiełpikowskiMarian SypniewskiBogusław Zych
3CanadaCAN121219
Stephen AngersBenoît GiassonDanek NowosielskiLuc Rocheleau
4Hong KongHKG03127
Choy Kam ShingLee Chung ManTong King KingWeng Tak Fung

Pool 2 URS 9 – 3POL
Pool 2 URS 9 – 1CAN
Pool 2 URS 9 – 0HKG
Pool 2 POL 9 – 2CAN
Pool 2 POL 9 – 0HKG
Pool 2 CAN 9 – 1HKG

Pool 3

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTDTR
1FranceFRA302614Q
Laurent BelPatrick GrocYoussef HocinePatrice LhôtellierPhilippe Omnès
2West GermanyFRG212612Q
Matthias GeyThorsten WeidnerMatthias BehrUlrich SchreckThomas Endres
3SwedenSWE121220
Peter ÅkerbergThomas ÅkerbergOla KajbjerEric StrandPer Täckenström
4United StatesUSA03927
Peter LewisonDave LittellMike MarxGreg MassialasGeorge Nonomura

Pool 3 FRA 8 – 8FRG
Pool 3 FRA 9 – 3SWE
Pool 3 FRA 9 – 3USA
Pool 3 FRG 9 – 0SWE
Pool 3 FRG 9 – 4USA
Pool 3 SWE 9 – 2USA

Pool 4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTDTR
1ItalyITA302713Q
Andrea BorellaStefano CerioniFederico CerviAndrea CipressaMauro Numa
2HungaryHUN212420Q
Zsolt ÉrsekPál SzekeresIstván SzeleiIstván BusaRóbert Gátai
3Republic of KoreaKOR122022
Hong Yeong-SeungKim Seung-PyoKim Yong-GukGo Nak-ChunLee Yeong-Rok
4JapanJPN031127
Matsuo AzumaHarunobu DenoKoji EmuraYoshihiko KanatsuKenichi Umezawa

Pool 4 ITA 9 – 6HUN
Pool 4 ITA 9 – 5KOR
Pool 4 ITA 9 – 2JPN
Pool 4 HUN 9 – 6KOR
Pool 4 HUN 9 – 5JPN
Pool 4 KOR 9 – 4JPN

Quarter-Finals (27 September 1988)

Match #1 URS 9 – 5CHN
Match #2 HUN 9 – 4FRA
Match #3 FRG 9 – 6ITA
Match #4 GDR 9 – 3POL

Semi-Finals (27 September 1988)

Match #1 URS 8 – 8HUN
Match #2 FRG 9 – 4GDR

Classification Round 5-8 (27 September 1988)

Match #1 FRA 9 – 7CHN
Match #2 POL 9 – 7ITA

Final Pool (27 September 1988 — 9:00)

Single-elimination tournament.

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