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Sabre, Team, Men

Date21 – 24 July 1908
StatusOlympic
LocationFencing Ground just outside White City Stadium, London
Participants35 from 8 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament with Bergvall system.

With the gold and silver medalist from the individual event, the Hungarians were particularly dominant in the team sabre competition. They won their opening match over Germany by 9-0, and the Official Report noted that nobody could remember a team fencing match in which one team never scored a hit.

This victory began the Hungarian streak of dominance in team sabre fencing at the Olympics. Hungary won all the gold medals in this event at the Olympics from 1908-1960, except for 1920 when the nation was not invited because of its role in World War I. David Wallechinsky has pointed out that Hungary won 46 consecutive matches during this streak. Hungary has also been dominant in the team sabre at the world championships. World championships in the team sabre began in 1930, and were held through the 1950’s in non-Olympic years. Hungary won the title in 1930-31, 1933-35, 1937, 1951, 1953-55, and 1957-58, failing to win the title only in 1938, 1947, and 1949-50.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1HungaryHUNGold
Jenő FuchsOszkár GerdePéter TóthLajos WerknerDezső Földes
2ItalyITASilver
Riccardo NowakAlessandro Pirzio BiroliAbelardo OlivierMarcello BertinettiSante Ceccherini
3BohemiaBOHBronze
Vilém Goppold z Lobsdorfu, Sr.Jaroslav TučekVlastimil Lada-SázavskýOtakar LadaBedřich Schejbal
4FranceFRA
Gabriel, Count de la FalaiseBertrand, Count de LessepsMarc PerrodonJean-Joseph Renaud
=5BelgiumBEL
André du BoschÉtienne GradeAntoine Van TommeJoseph Van der Voodt
=5GermanyGER
Jakob Erckrath de BaryRobert KrünertAugust PetriFritz Jack
=5NetherlandsNED
Jetze DoormanArie de JongGeorge van RossemMaurits van Löben Sels
=5Great BritainGBR
Evan JamesWilliam MarshArthur MurrayCharles Wilson

Round One (21 – 22 July 1908)

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
ACHungaryHUNQ
Jenő FuchsOszkár GerdePéter TóthLajos Werkner
ACItalyITAQ
Alessandro Pirzio BiroliAbelardo OlivierMarcello BertinettiSante Ceccherini
ACBohemiaBOHQ
Vilém Goppold z Lobsdorfu, Sr.Vlastimil Lada-SázavskýOtakar LadaBedřich Schejbal
ACFranceFRAQ
Gabriel, Count de la FalaiseBertrand, Count de LessepsMarc PerrodonJean-Joseph Renaud
ACBelgiumBEL
André du BoschÉtienne GradeAntoine Van TommeJoseph Van der Voodt
ACGermanyGER
Jakob Erckrath de BaryRobert KrünertAugust PetriFritz Jack
ACNetherlandsNED
Jetze DoormanArie de JongGeorge van RossemMaurits van Löben Sels
ACGreat BritainGBR
Evan JamesWilliam MarshArthur MurrayCharles Wilson

Team Bout A FRA 10 – 6BEL
Team Bout B BOH 9 – 7NED
Team Bout C HUN 9 – 0GER
Team Bout D ITA 11 – 5GBR

Semi-Finals (22 July 1908)

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
ACHungaryHUNQ
Jenő FuchsOszkár GerdePéter TóthDezső Földes
ACBohemiaBOHQ
Vilém Goppold z Lobsdorfu, Sr.Vlastimil Lada-SázavskýOtakar LadaBedřich Schejbal
ACItalyITA
Alessandro Pirzio BiroliAbelardo OlivierMarcello BertinettiSante Ceccherini
ACFranceFRA
Gabriel, Count de la FalaiseBertrand, Count de LessepsMarc PerrodonJean-Joseph Renaud

Team Bout A BOH 9 – 7FRA
Team Bout B HUN 11 – 5ITA

Final Pool (23 July 1908)

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1HungaryHUN
Jenő FuchsOszkár GerdePéter TóthLajos Werkner
2BohemiaBOH
Vilém Goppold z Lobsdorfu, Sr.Jaroslav TučekVlastimil Lada-SázavskýBedřich Schejbal

Team Bout A HUN 9 – 7BOH

Consolation Tournament (24 July 1908)

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1ItalyITAQ
Riccardo NowakAlessandro Pirzio BiroliAbelardo OlivierMarcello Bertinetti
2GermanyGER
Jakob Erckrath de BaryRobert KrünertAugust PetriFritz Jack

Team Bout A ITA 10 – 4GER