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Épée, Team, Men

Date22 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationAithousa Ksifaskias, Olympiako Syngrotima Ellenikou, Hellinikon
Participants30 from 8 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

With the defending Olympic champions from Italy having failed to qualify for the Games, France were installed as gold medal favourites although they had been more successful as individuals rather than as a team in preceding years. Led by World Champion Fabrice Jeannet and his brother Jérôme Jeannet, France overcame Germany in a tense semi-final but were far superior to their Hungarian opponents in the final and ran out victors on a comfortable 45-32 score line.

PosCompetitorsNOC
1FranceFRAGold
Éric BoisseFabrice JeannetJérôme JeannetHugues Obry
2HungaryHUNSilver
Gábor BoczkóGéza ImreIván KovácsKrisztián Kulcsár
3GermanyGERBronze
Jörg FiedlerSven SchmidDaniel Strigel
4Russian FederationRUS
Sergey KochetkovPavel KolobkovIgor Turchin
5UkraineUKR
Dmytro KariuchenkoMaksym KhvorostBohdan NikishynVitaliy Osharov
6United StatesUSA
Seth KelseyCody MatternSoren ThompsonJan Viviani
7People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Tuo TongWang LeiXie YongjunZhao Gang
8EgyptEGY
Ibrahim Abdel RehimYasser MahmoudAhmed NabilMuhannad Saif El-Din

Round One

Date22 August 2004 — 10:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #122 Aug 10:00FranceFRA45 – 32United StatesUSA
Match #222 Aug 10:00HungaryHUN38 – 34UkraineUKR
Match #322 Aug 10:00GermanyGER39 – 32People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Match #422 Aug 10:00Russian FederationRUS41 – 30EgyptEGY

Semi-Finals

Date22 August 2004 — 11:25
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #122 Aug 11:25FranceFRA45 – 44GermanyGER
Match #222 Aug 11:25HungaryHUN34 – 26Russian FederationRUS

Classification Round 5-8

Date22 August 2004 — 11:25
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #122 Aug 11:25United StatesUSA45 – 36People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Match #222 Aug 11:25UkraineUKR45 – 36EgyptEGY

Final Round

Date22 August 2004 — 18:30
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match 1/222 Aug 19:50FranceFRA43 – 32HungaryHUN
Match 3/422 Aug 18:30GermanyGER37 – 29Russian FederationRUS
Match 5/622 Aug 12:50UkraineUKR45 – 33United StatesUSA
Match 7/822 Aug 12:50People's Republic of ChinaCHN45 – 26EgyptEGY