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Foil, Team, Men

Date29 – 30 July 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationSchermzaal, Amsterdam
Participants88 from 16 countries

France and Italy won every Olympic gold medal in team foil from 1920-56, with both nations winning four times. In addition, the two nations went 1-2 at every Olympics in that period, save for 1924, when Italy withdrew in the final pool, protesting a decision. This was Italy’s year as they won all three matches in the final pool, comfortably defeating France, 10-6, and the French took silver. Argentina won the bronze medal in an upset over Belgium, winning their first and, through 2016, only Olympic fencing medal.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1ItalyITAGold
Ugo PignottiGiulio GaudiniGiorgio PessinaGioacchino GuaragnaOreste PulitiGiorgio Chiavacci
2FranceFRASilver
Philippe CattiauRoger DucretAndré LabatutLucien GaudinRaymond FlacherAndré Gaboriaud
3ArgentinaARGBronze
Roberto LarrazRaúl AnganuzziLuis LucchettiHéctor LucchettiCarmelo Camet
4BelgiumBEL
Max JanletPierre PêcherRaymond BruAlbert De RoockerJean VerbruggeCharles Crahay
=5HungaryHUN
Ödön TersztyánszkyGyörgy RozgonyiGyörgy PillerJózsef RádyGusztáv KálniczkyPéter Tóth
=5United StatesUSA
George CalnanRené PeroyJoe LevisHarold RaynerHenry BreckinridgeDernell Every
3 p1 r2/4AustriaAUT
Richard BrünnerErnst BaylonKurt EttingerHans LionHans SchönbaumsfeldRudolf Berger
3 p2 r2/4NetherlandsNED
Frans MosmanDoris de JongNicolaas NederpeldPaul KunzeWouter BrouwerOtto Schiff
3 p3 r2/4DenmarkDEN
Ivan OsiierJens BerthelsenKim BærentzenJohan Praem
4 p1 r2/4SwitzerlandSUI
Édouard FittingFrédéric FittingEugène EmpeytaJohn AlbaretMichel FauconnetJean de Bardel
3 p1 r1/4GermanyGER
Erwin CasmirFritz GazzeraJulius ThomsonWilhelm LöfflerAugust HeimHeinrich Moos
3 p2 r1/4SpainESP
Diego DíezDiego GarcíaJuan DelgadoFélix de PomésFernando García
3 p4 r1/4Great BritainGBR
Thomas Wand-TetleyRobert MontgomerieFrederick SherriffDenis PearceCyril SimeyJack James
3 p5 r1/4EgyptEGY
Joseph MisrahiAbu Bakr RatibMahmoud AbdinSaul MoyalSalvator Cicurel
4 p1 r1/4RomaniaROU
Nicolae CaranfilDan GheorghiuGheorghe CaranfilMihai SavuIon Rudeanu
4 p2 r1/4NorwayNOR
Jacob BergslandJohan FalkenbergFrithjof LorentzenSigurd Akre-Aas

Round One (29 July 1928)

Top two finishers in each pool advanced to quarter-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA303711Q
Philippe CattiauRoger DucretAndré LabatutLucien GaudinRaymond FlacherAndré Gaboriaud
2DenmarkDEN212424Q
Ivan OsiierJens BerthelsenKim BærentzenJohan Praem
3GermanyGER122127
Erwin CasmirFritz GazzeraJulius ThomsonWilhelm LöfflerAugust HeimHeinrich Moos
4RomaniaROU031434
Nicolae CaranfilDan GheorghiuGheorghe CaranfilMihai SavuIon Rudeanu

Pool One FRA 12 – 4DEN
Pool One FRA 10 – 6GER
Pool One FRA 15 – 1ROU
Pool One DEN 9 – 7GER
Pool One DEN 11 – 5ROU
Pool One GER 8/60 – 8/55ROU

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ArgentinaARG303513Q
Roberto LarrazRaúl AnganuzziLuis LucchettiHéctor LucchettiCarmelo Camet
2BelgiumBEL212919Q
Max JanletPierre PêcherRaymond BruAlbert De RoockerJean VerbruggeCharles Crahay
3SpainESP121929
Diego DíezDiego GarcíaJuan DelgadoFélix de PomésFernando García
4NorwayNOR031335
Jacob BergslandJohan FalkenbergFrithjof LorentzenSigurd Akre-Aas

Pool Two ARG 10 – 6BEL
Pool Two ARG 12 – 4ESP
Pool Two ARG 13 – 3NOR
Pool Two BEL 10 – 6ESP
Pool Two BEL 13 – 3NOR
Pool Two ESP 9 – 7NOR

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1HungaryHUN1088Q
György RozgonyiGyörgy PillerGusztáv KálniczkyPéter Tóth
2NetherlandsNED0188Q
Frans MosmanOtto SchiffDoris de JongNicolaas Nederpeld

Pool Three HUN 8/63 – 8/51NED

Pool Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA20311Q
Ugo PignottiGiulio GaudiniGiorgio PessinaGioacchino GuaragnaGiorgio Chiavacci
2AustriaAUT111418Q
Richard BrünnerErnst BaylonKurt EttingerHans LionHans SchönbaumsfeldRudolf Berger
3Great BritainGBR02329
Thomas Wand-TetleyRobert MontgomerieFrederick SherriffDenis PearceCyril SimeyJack James

Pool Four ITA 15 – 1AUT
Pool Four ITA 16 – 0GBR
Pool Four AUT 13 – 3GBR

Pool Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1United StatesUSA20257Q
George CalnanRené PeroyJoe LevisHarold RaynerHenry Breckinridge
2SwitzerlandSUI111121Q
Édouard FittingFrédéric FittingEugène EmpeytaJohn AlbaretMichel FauconnetJean de Bardel
3EgyptEGY021220
Joseph MisrahiAbu Bakr RatibMahmoud AbdinSaul MoyalSalvator Cicurel

Pool Five USA 14 – 2SUI
Pool Five USA 11 – 5EGY
Pool Five SUI 9 – 7EGY

Quarter-Finals (29 July 1928)

Top two finishers in each pool advanced to semi-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA303513Q
Philippe CattiauRoger DucretAndré LabatutLucien GaudinRaymond FlacherAndré Gaboriaud
2BelgiumBEL212919Q
Max JanletPierre PêcherRaymond BruAlbert De RoockerJean VerbruggeCharles Crahay
3AustriaAUT121929
Richard BrünnerErnst BaylonKurt EttingerHans LionHans SchönbaumsfeldRudolf Berger
4SwitzerlandSUI031335
Édouard FittingFrédéric FittingEugène EmpeytaJohn AlbaretMichel Fauconnet

Pool One FRA 9 – 7BEL
Pool One FRA 12 – 4AUT
Pool One FRA 14 – 2SUI
Pool One BEL 10 – 6AUT
Pool One BEL 12 – 4SUI
Pool One AUT 9 – 7SUI

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ArgentinaARG201810Q
Roberto LarrazRaúl AnganuzziLuis LucchettiHéctor Lucchetti
2United StatesUSA112012Q
George CalnanRené PeroyJoe LevisHarold RaynerHenry Breckinridge
3NetherlandsNED02622
Frans MosmanDoris de JongNicolaas NederpeldPaul KunzeWouter Brouwer

Pool Two ARG 8/62 – 8/55USA
Pool Two ARG 10 – 2NED
Pool Two USA 12 – 4NED

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA20284Q
Ugo PignottiGiulio GaudiniGiorgio PessinaGioacchino GuaragnaOreste PulitiGiorgio Chiavacci
2HungaryHUN111022Q
Ödön TersztyánszkyGyörgy RozgonyiGyörgy PillerJózsef RádyGusztáv KálniczkyPéter Tóth
3DenmarkDEN021022
Ivan OsiierJens BerthelsenKim BærentzenJohan Praem

Pool Three ITA 16 – 0HUN
Pool Three ITA 12 – 4DEN
Pool Three HUN 10 – 6DEN

Semi-Finals (29 July 1928)

Top two finishers in each pool advanced to final.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
=1FranceFRA10115Q
Philippe CattiauRoger DucretAndré LabatutLucien Gaudin
=1ItalyITA10142Q
Giulio GaudiniGioacchino GuaragnaOreste PulitiGiorgio Chiavacci
3United StatesUSA02725
George CalnanRené PeroyJoe LevisHenry BreckinridgeDernell Every

Pool One FRA 11 – 5USA
Pool One ITA 14 – 2USA

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
=1ArgentinaARG10115Q
Roberto LarrazRaúl AnganuzziLuis LucchettiHéctor Lucchetti
=1BelgiumBEL1093Q
Max JanletPierre PêcherRaymond BruAlbert De Roocker
3HungaryHUN02820
Ödön TersztyánszkyGyörgy RozgonyiGyörgy PillerJózsef RádyGusztáv Kálniczky

Pool Two ARG 11 – 5HUN
Pool Two BEL 9 – 3HUN

Final Pool (30 July 1928)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLMTBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA3003414
Ugo PignottiGiulio GaudiniGiorgio PessinaGioacchino GuaragnaOreste PulitiGiorgio Chiavacci
2FranceFRA1112325
Philippe CattiauRoger DucretAndré LabatutLucien GaudinRaymond FlacherAndré Gaboriaud
3ArgentinaARG1202325
Roberto LarrazRaúl AnganuzziLuis LucchettiHéctor Lucchetti
4BelgiumBEL0211632
Max JanletPierre PêcherRaymond BruAlbert De RoockerJean VerbruggeCharles Crahay

Team Bout A ITA 10 – 6FRA
Team Bout B ITA 11 – 5ARG
Team Bout C ITA 13 – 3BEL
Team Bout D FRA 9 – 7ARG
Team Bout E FRA 8/62 – 8/62BEL
Team Bout F ARG 11 – 5BEL