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Épée, Team, Men

Date23 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationGeorgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia (Hall F)
Participants33 from 11 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The top seeded Italian team duly won the Olympic title but it was a victory that threatened to be derailed every time they took to the piste. In their first match they beat the USA on a 45-44 score line, repeated that score exactly to beat Germany in the semi-final then clinched gold with a 45-43 over a Russian time which included individual champion Aleksandr Beketov. For Sandro Cuomo and Angelo Mazzoni this was the culmination of long Olympic careers. Mazzoni had first competed in 1980 in Moscow whilst Cuomo’s first Games was in 1984.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1ItalyITAGold
Sandro CuomoAngelo MazzoniMaurizio Randazzo
2Russian FederationRUSSilver
Aleksandr BeketovPavel KolobkovValery Zakharevich
3FranceFRABronze
Jean-Michel HenryRobert LerouxÉric Srecki
4GermanyGER
Elmar BorrmannArnd SchmittMarius Strzalka
5EstoniaEST
Kaido KaabermaAndrus KajakMeelis Loit
6HungaryHUN
Géza ImreIván KovácsKrisztián Kulcsár
7SpainESP
Óscar FernándezCésar GonzálezRaúl Maroto
8United StatesUSA
Tamir BloomJim CarpenterMike Marx
9CanadaCAN
Jean-Marc ChouinardDanek NowosielskiJames Ransom
10Republic of KoreaKOR
Jang Tae-SeokLee Sang-GiYang Noe-Seong
11RomaniaROU
Aurel BratuGheorghe EpurescuGabriel Pantelimon

Round One (23 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.

Team Bout #1 USA 45 – 41KOR
Team Bout #2 RUS 45 – 35ROU
Team Bout #3 ESP 45 – 41CAN

Quarter-Finals (23 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Team Bout #1 ITA 45 – 44USA
Team Bout #2 GER 45 – 39EST
Team Bout #3 RUS 45 – 39HUN
Team Bout #4 FRA 45 – 38ESP

Classification Round (23 July 1996)

Placement 5-8, Bout #1 EST 45 – 44USA
Placement 5-8, Bout #2 HUN 45 – 20ESP
Placement 9-12, Bout #1 CAN 45 – 26ROU

Semi-Finals (23 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to final.

Team Bout #1 ITA 45 – 44GER
Team Bout #2 RUS 45 – 42FRA

Final Pool (23 July 1996)

First team to 45 touches.

Bout for 1/2 ITA 45 – 43RUS
Bout for 3/4 FRA 45 – 42GER
Bout for 5/6 EST 45 – 39HUN
Bout for 7/8 ESP 45 – 32USA
Bout for 9/10 CAN 45 – 40KOR