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Épée, Team, Men

Date20 August 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationFloraliën, Middelheimpark, Antwerpen
Participants72 from 11 countries

Each nation was allowed one team entry of four starting competitors plus four substitutes. Bouts were for one touch with double touches counting as double losses. The format was two rounds of pools. In the final, the placements had already been determined by the time of the Italy-USA match. Since it would not make any difference which team won, they agreed to have Nedo Nadi fence one touch with Arthur Lyon and have the match victory determined by that one bout.

Italy won the épée team gold medal but it was fortunate to advance to the final. In round one, Italy did not win its pool, tieing for second with Portugal, barely ahead of the 4th placed Netherlands, which failed to advance. At the 1919 Inter-Allied Games the final standings were 1) France, 2) Portugal, and =3) Belgium and Romania. At Antwerp, the Italian team was awarded possession of the Challenge Prize that had been donated by The English Fencers.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1ItalyITAGold
Nedo NadiAldo NadiAbelardo OlivierDino UrbaniTommaso CostantinoPaolo, Count Thaon Di RevelTullio BozzaGiovanni CanovaAndrea MarrazziAntonio Allocchio
2BelgiumBELSilver
Ernest GeversPaul AnspachFélix, Count Goblet d'AlviellaVictor BoinJoseph De CraeckerLéon TomPhilippe Le Hardy de Beaulieu
3FranceFRABronze
Armand MassardAlexandre LippmannGustave BuchardGeorges TrombertGeorges CasanovaLouis MoreauGaston Amson
4PortugalPOR
António de MenezesJorge de PaivaRui MayerJoão SassettiHenrique da SilveiraFrederico ParedesManuel Queiróz
5SwitzerlandSUI
Henri JacquetLéopold MontagnierFranz WilhelmFrédéric FittingEugène EmpeytaLouis de TriboletJohn AlbaretÉdouard Fitting
6United StatesUSA
William RussellRay DutcherHenry BreckinridgeArthur LyonRobert SearsHarold Rayner
=7Great BritainGBR
Jack BlakeGeorge BurtMartin HoltRobert MontgomerieBarry NotleyEdgar Seligman
=7NetherlandsNED
Arie de JongWillem Hubert van BlijenburghGeorge van RossemSalomon ZeldenrustHenri Wijnoldy-DaniëlsJetze Doorman
=9CzechoslovakiaTCH
Jan ČernohorskýOtakar ŠvorčíkZdeněk VávraJosef JungmannJosef Javůrek
=9DenmarkDEN
Otto BærentzenEjnar LevisonIvan OsiierPoul RasmussenAage BerntsenGeorg Hegner
11SwedenSWE
Nils HellstenGustaf LindblomBertil UgglaDavid Warholm

Round One (20 August 1920 — 9:00)

Top three finishers in each pool advanced to final

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLMT
1FranceFRA40Q
Armand MassardAlexandre LippmannGustave BuchardGeorges CasanovaGaston AmsonLouis Moreau
2SwitzerlandSUI31Q
Henri JacquetLéopold MontagnierFranz WilhelmFrédéric FittingEugène EmpeytaLouis de TriboletJohn AlbaretÉdouard Fitting
3United StatesUSA22Q
William RussellRay DutcherHenry BreckinridgeArthur LyonRobert SearsHarold Rayner
4Great BritainGBR13
Jack BlakeGeorge BurtMartin HoltRobert MontgomerieBarry NotleyEdgar Seligman
5CzechoslovakiaTCH04
Jan ČernohorskýOtakar ŠvorčíkZdeněk VávraJosef JavůrekJosef Jungmann

Pool One FRA 9 – 3GBR
Pool One FRA 13 – 3SUI
Pool One FRA 7 – 2USA
Pool One FRA TCH
Pool One SUI 7 – 4GBR
Pool One SUI 10 – 6TCH
Pool One SUI 7 – 6USA
Pool One USA 8 – 7GBR
Pool One USA 11 – 5TCH
Pool One GBR 7 – 6TCH

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLMT
1BelgiumBEL410Q
Ernest GeversPaul AnspachFélix, Count Goblet d'AlviellaVictor BoinJoseph De CraeckerLéon TomPhilippe Le Hardy de Beaulieu
=2PortugalPOR311Q
António de MenezesJorge de PaivaRui MayerJoão SassettiHenrique da SilveiraFrederico ParedesManuel Queiróz
=2ItalyITA311Q
Nedo NadiAldo NadiAbelardo OlivierTullio BozzaGiovanni CanovaAndrea MarrazziAntonio AllocchioTommaso CostantinoPaolo, Count Thaon Di Revel
4NetherlandsNED221
Arie de JongWillem Hubert van BlijenburghGeorge van RossemSalomon ZeldenrustHenri Wijnoldy-DaniëlsJetze Doorman
5DenmarkDEN140
Otto BærentzenEjnar LevisonIvan OsiierPoul RasmussenAage BerntsenGeorg Hegner
6SwedenSWE041
Nils HellstenGustaf LindblomBertil UgglaDavid Warholm

Pool Two BEL 9 – 0POR
Pool Two BEL 7 – 5NED
Pool Two BEL 9 – 4DEN
Pool Two BEL 10 – 5SWE
Pool Two POR 8 – 7ITA
Pool Two POR 9 – 5DEN
Pool Two POR 8 – 7SWE
Pool Two POR 7 – 7NED
Pool Two ITA 8 – 4BEL
Pool Two ITA 7 – 6NED
Pool Two ITA 10 – 5DEN
Pool Two ITA 6 – 6SWE
Pool Two NED 9 – 5DEN
Pool Two NED 9 – 5SWE
Pool Two DEN 9 – 7SWE

Final Pool (20 August 1920)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLMT
1ItalyITA500
Nedo NadiAldo NadiAbelardo OlivierDino UrbaniTommaso CostantinoPaolo, Count Thaon Di Revel
2BelgiumBEL410
Ernest GeversPaul AnspachFélix, Count Goblet d'AlviellaVictor BoinJoseph De CraeckerLéon Tom
3FranceFRA221
Armand MassardAlexandre LippmannGustave BuchardGeorges TrombertGeorges CasanovaLouis Moreau
4PortugalPOR221
António de MenezesJorge de PaivaRui MayerJoão SassettiHenrique da SilveiraFrederico Paredes
5SwitzerlandSUI140
Henri JacquetLéopold MontagnierFranz WilhelmFrédéric FittingEugène EmpeytaLouis de TriboletJohn AlbaretÉdouard Fitting
6United StatesUSA050
William RussellHenry BreckinridgeArthur LyonRobert SearsHarold Rayner

Team Bout A ITA 8 – 7SUI
Team Bout B ITA 12 – 3POR
Team Bout C ITA 9 – 7FRA
Team Bout D ITA 10 – 6BEL
Team Bout E ITA 1 – 0USA
Team Bout F BEL 8 – 6USA
Team Bout G BEL 9 – 7SUI
Team Bout H BEL 8 – 5POR
Team Bout I BEL 8 – 6FRA
Team Bout J FRA 12 – 2USA
Team Bout K FRA 6 – 6POR
Team Bout L FRA 9 – 5SUI
Team Bout M POR 8 – 5SUI
Team Bout N POR 8 – 4USA
Team Bout O SUI 9 – 7USA