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Foil, Team, Men

Date12 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationArena Carioca 3, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants31 from 8 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Russia’s men’s foil team, comprising Aleksey Cheremisinov, Artur Akhmatkhuzin and individual bronze medalist Timur Safin defeated France in the final 45-41. On their road to victory, the team had to fight three close matches against Britain, the United States and finally France. After trailing France in the first seven periods by up to nine points at one point, the Russians came back with a last minute surge of Akhmatkhuzin and Cheremisinov outscoring French substitute Jean-Paul Tony Helissey and Erwann Le Péchoux 15-6 to take gold..

The US team, led by their top fencers Alexander Massialas, the individual silver medalist, and Gerek Meinhardt had to take consolation in comfortably winning the bronze medal contest against Italy, the defending world and Olympic champions, 45-31, to win the country’s first medal in the men’s team foil since 1932. After trailing Italy in the first periods, the US came back when Meinhardt easily beat Andrea Baldini 8-0 for a 25-20 lead. This bout started an American 18-2 rally. Substitute Race Imboden and Massialas closed the match with five points each.

PosNrFencersNOC
1Russian FederationRUSGold
Artur AkhmatkhuzinAleksey CheremisinovTimur SafinDmitry Zherebchenko (DNS)
2FranceFRASilver
Jérémy CadotErwann Le PéchouxEnzo LefortJean-Paul Tony Helissey
3United StatesUSABronze
Miles Chamley-WatsonAlexander MassialasGerek MeinhardtRace Imboden
4ItalyITA
Giorgio AvolaAndrea CassaràDaniele GarozzoAndrea Baldini
5People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Chen HaiweiLei ShengMa JianfeiShi Jialuo
6Great BritainGBR
James DavisLaurence HalstedRichard KruseMarcus Mepstead
7EgyptEGY
Alaaeldin AbouelkassemTarek FouadMohamed EssamMohamed Hamza
8BrazilBRA
Henrique MarquesGhislain PerrierGuilherme ToldoFernando Scavasin

Quarter-Finals (12 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 ITA 45 – 27BRA
Match #2 FRA 45 – 42CHN
Match #3 RUS 45 – 43GBR
Match #4 USA 45 – 37EGY

Semi-Finals (12 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to final pool.

Match #1 FRA 45 – 30ITA
Match #2 RUS 45 – 41USA

Classification Round (12 August 2016)

Match #1 CHN 43 – 41BRA
Match #2 GBR 45 – 35EGY

Final Round (12 August 2016)

Match 1/2 RUS 45 – 41FRA
Match 3/4 USA 45 – 31ITA
Match 5/6 CHN 45 – 38GBR
Match 7/8 EGY 45 – 39BRA