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Sabre, Team, Men

Date24 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationGeorgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants34 from 11 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Russia had three of the top five ranked fencers in the world and were hot favourites despite having dropped the World title to Italy in 1995. The team of Grigory Kiriyenko, Stanislav Pozdnyakov and Sergey Sharikov ran through the opposition with little difficulty. They defeated Spain 45-34 and Italy 45-28 before recording their most decisive victory, 45-24, against Hungary in the final. Stanislav Pozdnyakov completed the individual and team gold medal double.

PosCompetitorsNOC
1Russian FederationRUSGold
Grigory KiriyenkoSergey SharikovStanislav Pozdnyakov
2HungaryHUNSilver
Bence SzabóCsaba KövesJózsef Navarrete
3ItalyITABronze
Luigi TarantinoRaffaello CasertaTonhi Terenzi
4PolandPOL
Janusz OlechNorbert JaskotRafał Sznajder
5FranceFRA
Damien TouyaFranck DucheixJean-Philippe Daurelle
6SpainESP
Antonio GarcíaFernando MedinaRaúl Peinador
7RomaniaROU
Florin LupeicăMihai CovaliuVilmoș Szabo
8GermanyGER
Felix BeckerFrank BleckmannSteffen Wiesinger
9United StatesUSA
Peter Cox, Jr.Peter WestbrookTom Strzalkowski
10CanadaCAN
Jean-Marie BanosJean-Paul BanosTony PlourdeEvens Gravel
11Republic of KoreaKOR
Lee Hyo-GeunSeo Seong-JunYu Sang-Ju

Round One

Date24 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #124 JulSpainESP45 – 25CanadaCAN
Match #224 JulPolandPOL45 – 24Republic of KoreaKOR
Match #324 JulRomaniaROU45 – 40United StatesUSA

Quarter-Finals

Date24 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #124 JulRussian FederationRUS45 – 34SpainESP
Match #224 JulItalyITA45 – 42GermanyGER
Match #324 JulPolandPOL45 – 42FranceFRA
Match #424 JulHungaryHUN45 – 40RomaniaROU

Semi-Finals

Date24 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #124 JulRussian FederationRUS45 – 28ItalyITA
Match #224 JulHungaryHUN45 – 33PolandPOL

Classification Round 9-12

Date24 July 1996
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #124 JulUnited StatesUSA45 – 32Republic of KoreaKOR

Classification Round 5-8

Date24 July 1996
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #124 JulSpainESP45 – 34GermanyGER
Match #224 JulFranceFRA45 – 39RomaniaROU

Final Round

Date24 July 1996
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match 1/224 JulRussian FederationRUS45 – 25HungaryHUN
Match 3/424 JulItalyITA45 – 37PolandPOL
Match 5/624 JulFranceFRA45 – 41SpainESP
Match 7/824 JulRomaniaROU45 – 42GermanyGER
Match 9/1024 JulUnited StatesUSA45 – 43CanadaCAN