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Épée, Team, Men

Date18 September 2000 — 9:30
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales / Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants36 from 11 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

In a tournament dominated by matches that were decided on the decisive tie breaking hit it was appropriate that the final was decided in this same manner. Italy, through the efforts of Alfredo Rota, had already survived one dramatic finish against South Korea in the semi-final and the pattern of the final against France followed closely their Korean encounter. Italy fell behind against the French, rallied but were still 2 points behind when Rota and individual silver medal winner Hugues Obry came to the piste. The Italian levelled things at 38-38 and the two men were content to play out time until the clock ran out. With less than 20 seconds left in sudden death overtime, Rota lunged forward and struck Obry on the knee to claim victory for Italy

PosCompetitorsNOC
1ItalyITAGold
Angelo MazzoniPaolo MilanoliAlfredo RotaMaurizio Randazzo
2FranceFRASilver
Jean-François Di MartinoHugues ObryÉric Srecki
3CubaCUBBronze
Carlos PedrosoIván TrevejoNelson Loyola
4Republic of KoreaKOR
Lee Sang-GiLee Sang-YeopYang Noe-Seong
5GermanyGER
Jörg FiedlerArnd SchmittMarc-Konstantin SteifensandDaniel Strigel
6BelarusBLR
Vitali ZakharauAndrei MurashkoUladzimir Pchenikin
7HungaryHUN
Attila FeketeMárk MarsiIván Kovács
8AustraliaAUS
Gerry AdamsNick HeffernanLuc Cartillier
9EstoniaEST
Kaido KaabermaAndrus KajakMeelis LoitNikolai Novosjolov
10AustriaAUT
Oliver KayserChristoph MarikMichael Switak
11People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Zhao GangWang WeixinZhao Chunsheng

Round One

Date18 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #118 SepHungaryHUN45 – 42EstoniaEST
Match #218 SepAustraliaAUS45 – 38People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Match #318 SepBelarusBLR45 – 44AustriaAUT

Quarter-Finals

Date18 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #118 SepFranceFRA43 – 42HungaryHUN
Match #218 SepCubaCUB45 – 44GermanyGER
Match #318 SepItalyITA45 – 34AustraliaAUS
Match #418 SepRepublic of KoreaKOR45 – 44BelarusBLR

Semi-Finals

Date18 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #118 SepFranceFRA45 – 36CubaCUB
Match #218 SepItalyITA44 – 43Republic of KoreaKOR

Classification Round 9-12

Date18 September 2000
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #118 SepAustriaAUT45 – 35People's Republic of ChinaCHN

Classification Round 5-8

Date18 September 2000
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #118 SepBelarusBLR45 – 34AustraliaAUS
Match #218 SepGermanyGER45 – 39HungaryHUN

Final Round

Date18 September 2000
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match 1/218 SepItalyITA39 – 38FranceFRA
Match 3/418 SepCubaCUB45 – 31Republic of KoreaKOR
Match 5/618 SepGermanyGER45 – 37BelarusBLR
Match 7/818 SepHungaryHUN45 – 39AustraliaAUS
Match 9/1018 SepEstoniaEST45 – 44AustriaAUT