| Event type

Épée, Team, Men

Date14 August 2016
LocationArena Carioca 3, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants36 from 9 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

After Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, France won its third consecutive men’s team épée gold medal on the final day of fencing at the Rio Olympics. In London 2012, the event was not contested, falling victim to the rotational system that was implemented to reduce the number of fencing events at the Olympics to ten. This was the country’s ninth Olympic gold in this event, thus breaking the tie with Italy when they each had eight gold medals. In the final against Italy, France had to replace their individual épée bronze medalist, and number one ranked Gauthier Grumier, who had competed in all their matches up to the final. However, his replacement, Jean-Michel Lucenay, did his job by winning two bouts and tying one, scoring eight points. His team-mates Yannick Borel and Daniel Jerent scored 20 and 17 points respectively. In the final France never trailed Italy. With a 20-14 advantage, Borel was sent into the sixth period and extended the lead to 30-19. The final five points also came from Borel against Italy’s Marco Fichera for a convincing final score of 45-31. In the bronze medal bout, Hungary’s veteran, and Rio individual silver medalist, Géza Imre, led his team to a narrow 39-37 win over reigning world champions Ukraine.

Yannick BorelGauthier GrumierDaniel JérentJean-Michel Lucenay
Marco FicheraEnrico GarozzoPaolo PizzoAndrea Santarelli
Géza ImreAndrás RédliPéter SomfaiGábor Boczkó
Anatoliy HereiDmytro KariuchenkoBohdan NikishynMaksym Khvorost
5Republic of KoreaKOR
Jeong Jin-SeonPark Sang-YeongJeong Seung-HwaPark Gyeong-Du
Max HeinzerBenjamin SteffenPeer BorskyFabian Kauter
7Russian FederationRUS
Vadim AnokhinAnton AvdeyevSergey KhodosPavel Sukhov
Silvio Fernández BriceñoRubén LimardoKelvin CañaFrancisco Limardo
Nicolas FerreiraGuilherme MelaragnoAthos SchwantesAlexandre Camargo

Round One (14 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 FRA bye
Match #2 VEN 45 – 25BRA
Match #3 HUN bye
Match #4 KOR bye
Match #5 ITA bye
Match #6 SUI bye
Match #7 RUS bye
Match #8 UKR bye

Quarter-Finals (14 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 FRA 45 – 29VEN
Match #2 HUN 45 – 42KOR
Match #3 ITA 45 – 32SUI
Match #4 UKR 45 – 32RUS

Semi-Finals (14 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to final pool.

Match #1 FRA 45 – 40HUN
Match #2 ITA 45 – 33UKR

Classification Round (14 August 2016)

Match #1 KOR 45 – 40VEN
Match #2 SUI 45 – 28RUS

Final Round (14 August 2016)

Match 1/2 FRA 45 – 31ITA
Match 3/4 HUN 39 – 37UKR
Match 5/6 KOR 45 – 36SUI
Match 7/8 RUS 36 – 30VEN