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Sabre, Individual, Men

Date10 August 2016
LocationArena Carioca 3, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants32 from 25 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

FIE’s third seeded Áron Szilágyi from Hungary defended his Olympic sabre title against American Daryl Homer. US Virgin Islands-born Homer missed another chance for the United States’ first gold medal in fencing since 1904. Homer already had to settle for silver at the 2015 World Championships. losing to Russia’s Aleksey Yakimenko, who did not survive his first bout in Rio. Top seeded Korean Kim Jeong-Hwan clinched the bronze medal beating Mojtaba Abedini from Iran. Abedini’s fourth place was the best placing of an Iranian fencer ever. In the semi-final he was edged out by Homer by just one point 14-15.

1Áron SzilágyiHUNGold
2Daryl HomerUSASilver
3Kim Jeong-HwanKORBronze
4Mojtaba AbediniIRI
5Tiberiu DolniceanuROU
6Vincent AnstettFRA
7Nikolay KovalyovRUS
8Matyas SzaboGER
9Gu Bon-GilKOR
10Max HartungGER
11Aldo MontanoITA
12Aliaksandr BuikevichBLR
13Sandro BazadzeGEO
14Seppe Van HolsbekeBEL
15Vũ Thành AnVIE
16Pancho PaskovBUL
17Aleksey YakimenkoRUS
18Diego OcchiuzziITA
19Eli DershwitzUSA
20Ali PakdamanIRI
21Renzo AgrestaBRA
22Andriy YahodkaUKR
23Joseph PolossifakisCAN
24Ilya MokretsovKAZ
25Fares FerjaniTUN
26Tamás DecsiHUN
27Yémi ApithyBEN
28Kenta TokunanJPN
29Sun WeiCHN
30Julián AyalaMEX
31Mohamed AmerEGY
32Yoandry IriarteCUB

Round One

Date10 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round two.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #110 Aug 12:45Blue PisteKim Jeong-HwanKOR15 – 7Yoandry IriarteCUB
Bout #210 Aug 13:05Blue PisteSandro BazadzeGEO15 – 3Renzo AgrestaBRA
Bout #310 Aug 13:25Blue PisteAldo MontanoITA15 – 11Fares FerjaniTUN
Bout #410 Aug 13:45Blue PisteNikolay KovalyovRUS15 – 10Tamás DecsiHUN
Bout #510 Aug 12:45Red PisteTiberiu DolniceanuROU15 – 7Sun WeiCHN
Bout #610 Aug 13:05Red PisteSeppe Van HolsbekeBEL15 – 12Eli DershwitzUSA
Bout #710 Aug 13:25Red PisteAliaksandr BuikevichBLR15 – 6Joseph PolossifakisCAN
Bout #810 Aug 13:45Red PisteÁron SzilágyiHUN15 – 9Julián AyalaMEX
Bout #910 Aug 12:45Green PisteGu Bon-GilKOR15 – 9Mohamed AmerEGY
Bout #1010 Aug 13:05Green PisteMojtaba AbediniIRI15 – 9Andriy YahodkaUKR
Bout #1110 Aug 13:25Green PisteVũ Thành AnVIE15 – 12Diego OcchiuzziITA
Bout #1210 Aug 13:45Green PisteVincent AnstettFRA15 – 13Kenta TokunanJPN
Bout #1310 Aug 12:45Yellow PisteMax HartungGER15 – 9Yémi ApithyBEN
Bout #1410 Aug 13:05Yellow PisteDaryl HomerUSA15 – 11Ilya MokretsovKAZ
Bout #1510 Aug 13:25Yellow PisteMatyas SzaboGER15 – 11Ali PakdamanIRI
Bout #1610 Aug 13:45Yellow PistePancho PaskovBUL15 – 14Aleksey YakimenkoRUS

Round Two

Date10 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #110 Aug 14:35Blue PisteKim Jeong-HwanKOR15 – 14Sandro BazadzeGEO
Bout #210 Aug 14:55Blue PisteNikolay KovalyovRUS15 – 13Aldo MontanoITA
Bout #310 Aug 14:35Red PisteTiberiu DolniceanuROU15 – 13Seppe Van HolsbekeBEL
Bout #410 Aug 14:55Red PisteÁron SzilágyiHUN15 – 12Aliaksandr BuikevichBLR
Bout #510 Aug 14:35Green PisteMojtaba AbediniIRI15 – 12Gu Bon-GilKOR
Bout #610 Aug 14:55Green PisteVincent AnstettFRA15 – 8Vũ Thành AnVIE
Bout #710 Aug 14:35Yellow PisteDaryl HomerUSA15 – 12Max HartungGER
Bout #810 Aug 14:55Yellow PisteMatyas SzaboGER15 – 6Pancho PaskovBUL


Date10 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #110 Aug 15:40Blue PisteKim Jeong-HwanKOR15 – 10Nikolay KovalyovRUS
Bout #210 Aug 15:40Red PisteÁron SzilágyiHUN15 – 10Tiberiu DolniceanuROU
Bout #310 Aug 15:40Green PisteMojtaba AbediniIRI15 – 13Vincent AnstettFRA
Bout #410 Aug 15:40Yellow PisteDaryl HomerUSA15 – 12Matyas SzaboGER


Date10 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final pool.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #110 Aug 18:30Finals PisteÁron SzilágyiHUN15 – 12Kim Jeong-HwanKOR
Bout #210 Aug 18:50Finals PisteDaryl HomerUSA15 – 14Mojtaba AbediniIRI

Final Round

Date10 August 2016
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout 1/210 Aug 20:45Finals PisteÁron SzilágyiHUN15 – 8Daryl HomerUSA
Bout 3/410 Aug 19:50Finals PisteKim Jeong-HwanKOR15 – 8Mojtaba AbediniIRI