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Sabre, Individual, Men

Date12 – 13 August 1932
StatusOlympic
LocationState Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Participants25 from 12 countries

The last fencing event at the 1932 Olympics was the individual sabre. Although expected to be very exciting, the organizational weaknesses here proved distressing as the final pool lasted nearly six hours. The Hungarians were favored as they dominated sabre fencing in this era, with the 1930-31 world championship having gone to György Piller-Jekelfalussy. Piller-Jekelfalussy won the gold medal, as expected, but the silver went to the surprising Giulio Gaudini of Italy, ahead of Hungary’s Endre Kabos, who narrowly edged out Germany’s Erwin Casmir for bronze.

Hungarian Attila Petschauer had been favored for a medal, but came in fifth. Petschauer, who was Jewish, was arbitrarily arrested by the Nazis in the summer of 1942 and assigned to hard labor in the Davidovka concentration camp, which was effectively a death sentence, and as a prominent prisoner, he was singled out for the harshest treatment. When in January 1943 his former teammate and current overseer Kálmán Cseh von Szent-Katolna identified him as an Olympic champion, Petschauer was beaten with a wire whip until his spine was exposed, until Colonel General Burdenko, chief surgeon of the Red Army, arrived a bit later, and stopped the brutality, but could not save his life. Petschauer was forced to climb a tree naked in the frigid weather, and had cold water sprayed on him. He died shortly thereafter. A documentation of this case appeared in the 1970s in Hungary and Petschauer’s death by torture was the subject of the 1999 movie Sunshine starring Ralph Fiennes.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1György PillerHUNGold
2Giulio GaudiniITASilver
3Endre KabosHUNBronze
4Erwin CasmirGER
5Attila PetschauerHUN
6John HuffmanUSA
7Ivan OsiierDEN
8Arturo De VecchiITA
9Norman ArmitageUSA
10Emilio SalafiaITA
6 p1 r2/3Edward GardèreFRA
6 p2 r2/3Peter BruderUSA
7 p1 r2/3Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
7 p2 r2/3Jean PiotFRA
8 p1 r2/3Adam PapéePOL
8 p2 r2/3Antonio HaroMEX
9 p1 r2/3Francisco ValeroMEX
9 p2 r2/3Władysław SegdaPOL
7 p1 r1/3Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX
7 p2 r1/3Axel BlochDEN
7 p3 r1/3Carmelo MerloARG
8 p1 r1/3Pat FarrellCAN
8 p2 r1/3Georges de BourguignonBEL
8 p3 r1/3Doris de JongNED
9 p3 r1/3Aage LeidersdorffDEN

Round One (12 August 1932 — 8:00)

Top six in each pool advance to the semi-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTGTR
1Attila PetschauerHUN502512Q
2Giulio GaudiniITA512916Q
3Ivan OsiierDEN322117Q
4Jean PiotFRA332120Q
5Peter BruderUSA332621Q
6Władysław SegdaPOL332323Q
7Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX151229
8Pat FarrellCAN061130

Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 4Giulio GaudiniITA
Pool One 1Attila PetschauerHUN Ivan OsiierDEN
Pool One 2Attila PetschauerHUN Jean PiotFRA
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 4Peter BruderUSA
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 3Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 0Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 1Pat FarrellCAN
Pool One 3Giulio GaudiniITA Ivan OsiierDEN
Pool One Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 1Jean PiotFRA
Pool One Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 3Peter BruderUSA
Pool One Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 3Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool One Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 3Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX
Pool One Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 1Pat FarrellCAN
Pool One Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 2Jean PiotFRA
Pool One Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 2Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX
Pool One Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 3Pat FarrellCAN
Pool One Jean PiotFRA 5 – 4Peter BruderUSA
Pool One Jean PiotFRA 5 – 1Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX
Pool One Jean PiotFRA 5 – 0Pat FarrellCAN
Pool One Peter BruderUSA 5 – 3Ivan OsiierDEN
Pool One Peter BruderUSA 5 – 2Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool One Peter BruderUSA 5 – 1Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX
Pool One 4Peter BruderUSA Pat FarrellCAN
Pool One Władysław SegdaPOL 5 – 3Ivan OsiierDEN
Pool One Władysław SegdaPOL 5 – 3Jean PiotFRA
Pool One 5Władysław SegdaPOL Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX
Pool One Władysław SegdaPOL 5 – 2Pat FarrellCAN
Pool One Gerónimo DelgadilloMEX 5 – 4Pat FarrellCAN

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTGTR
1Endre KabosHUN603018Q
2Emilio SalafiaITA422516Q
3Norman ArmitageUSA422418Q
4Erwin CasmirGER30155Q
5Adam PapéePOL332219Q
6Francisco ValeroMEX252029Q
7Axel BlochDEN161233
8Georges de BourguignonBEL162434

Pool Two Endre KabosHUN 5 – 4Emilio SalafiaITA
Pool Two Endre KabosHUN 5 – 2Norman ArmitageUSA
Pool Two 6Endre KabosHUN Erwin CasmirGER
Pool Two Endre KabosHUN 5 – 3Adam PapéePOL
Pool Two Endre KabosHUN 5 – 2Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool Two Endre KabosHUN 5 – 3Axel BlochDEN
Pool Two Endre KabosHUN 5 – 4Georges de BourguignonBEL
Pool Two Emilio SalafiaITA 5 – 2Norman ArmitageUSA
Pool Two 7Emilio SalafiaITA Erwin CasmirGER
Pool Two Emilio SalafiaITA 5 – 0Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool Two Emilio SalafiaITA 5 – 0Axel BlochDEN
Pool Two Emilio SalafiaITA 5 – 4Georges de BourguignonBEL
Pool Two 8Norman ArmitageUSA Erwin CasmirGER
Pool Two Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 2Adam PapéePOL
Pool Two Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 2Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool Two Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 0Axel BlochDEN
Pool Two Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 4Georges de BourguignonBEL
Pool Two 9Erwin CasmirGER Adam PapéePOL
Pool Two Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 2Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool Two Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 1Axel BlochDEN
Pool Two Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 2Georges de BourguignonBEL
Pool Two Adam PapéePOL 5 – 1Emilio SalafiaITA
Pool Two Adam PapéePOL 5 – 1Axel BlochDEN
Pool Two Adam PapéePOL 5 – 2Georges de BourguignonBEL
Pool Two Francisco ValeroMEX 5 – 2Adam PapéePOL
Pool Two Francisco ValeroMEX 5 – 2Axel BlochDEN
Pool Two Axel BlochDEN 5 – 3Georges de BourguignonBEL
Pool Two Georges de BourguignonBEL 5 – 4Francisco ValeroMEX

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTGTR
1Edward GardèreFRA523016Q
2György PillerHUN512621Q
3Antonio HaroMEX533328Q
4Arturo De VecchiITA422717Q
5Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL422322Q
6John HuffmanUSA443425Q
7Carmelo MerloARG142027
8Doris de JongNED161433
9Aage LeidersdorffDEN171937

Pool Three Edward GardèreFRA 5 – 1Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Three Edward GardèreFRA 5 – 1Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool Three Edward GardèreFRA 5 – 3John HuffmanUSA
Pool Three 10Edward GardèreFRA Carmelo MerloARG
Pool Three Edward GardèreFRA 5 – 1Doris de JongNED
Pool Three Edward GardèreFRA 5 – 0Aage LeidersdorffDEN
Pool Three György PillerHUN 5 – 4Edward GardèreFRA
Pool Three György PillerHUN 5 – 3Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Three 11György PillerHUN Arturo De VecchiITA
Pool Three 12György PillerHUN Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool Three György PillerHUN 5 – 4Carmelo MerloARG
Pool Three György PillerHUN 5 – 2Doris de JongNED
Pool Three György PillerHUN 5 – 3Aage LeidersdorffDEN
Pool Three Antonio HaroMEX 5 – 4Arturo De VecchiITA
Pool Three Antonio HaroMEX 5 – 4John HuffmanUSA
Pool Three Antonio HaroMEX 5 – 3Carmelo MerloARG
Pool Three Antonio HaroMEX 5 – 1Doris de JongNED
Pool Three Antonio HaroMEX 5 – 1Aage LeidersdorffDEN
Pool Three Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 1Edward GardèreFRA
Pool Three 13Arturo De VecchiITA Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool Three Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 2Carmelo MerloARG
Pool Three Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 2Doris de JongNED
Pool Three Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 2Aage LeidersdorffDEN
Pool Three Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL 5 – 4Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Three Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL 5 – 4Carmelo MerloARG
Pool Three Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL 5 – 1Doris de JongNED
Pool Three Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL 5 – 3Aage LeidersdorffDEN
Pool Three John HuffmanUSA 5 – 1György PillerHUN
Pool Three John HuffmanUSA 5 – 3Arturo De VecchiITA
Pool Three John HuffmanUSA 5 – 2Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool Three John HuffmanUSA 5 – 2Doris de JongNED
Pool Three John HuffmanUSA 5 – 2Aage LeidersdorffDEN
Pool Three Carmelo MerloARG 5 – 2John HuffmanUSA
Pool Three 14Carmelo MerloARG Doris de JongNED
Pool Three Doris de JongNED 5 – 3Aage LeidersdorffDEN
Pool Three Aage LeidersdorffDEN 5 – 2Carmelo MerloARG

Semi-Finals (12 August 1932 — 13:00)

Top five in each pool advance to the semi-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTGTR
1Endre KabosHUN613420Q
2Attila PetschauerHUN623724Q
3John HuffmanUSA623625Q
4Ivan OsiierDEN433024Q
5Arturo De VecchiITA443231Q
6Edward GardèreFRA352737
7Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL262635
8Adam PapéePOL262736
9Francisco ValeroMEX262037

Pool One Endre KabosHUN 5 – 2John HuffmanUSA
Pool One 15Endre KabosHUN Ivan OsiierDEN
Pool One Endre KabosHUN 5 – 3Arturo De VecchiITA
Pool One Endre KabosHUN 5 – 4Edward GardèreFRA
Pool One Endre KabosHUN 5 – 2Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool One Endre KabosHUN 5 – 3Adam PapéePOL
Pool One Endre KabosHUN 5 – 1Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 4Endre KabosHUN
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 2Ivan OsiierDEN
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 4Arturo De VecchiITA
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 0Edward GardèreFRA
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 2Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool One Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 2Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool One John HuffmanUSA 5 – 3Attila PetschauerHUN
Pool One John HuffmanUSA 5 – 4Ivan OsiierDEN
Pool One John HuffmanUSA 5 – 3Edward GardèreFRA
Pool One John HuffmanUSA 5 – 3Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool One John HuffmanUSA 5 – 1Adam PapéePOL
Pool One John HuffmanUSA 5 – 1Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool One Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 1Arturo De VecchiITA
Pool One Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 2Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool One Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 4Adam PapéePOL
Pool One Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 2Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool One Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 4John HuffmanUSA
Pool One Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 2Edward GardèreFRA
Pool One Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 3Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool One Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 2Adam PapéePOL
Pool One Edward GardèreFRA 5 – 4Ivan OsiierDEN
Pool One Edward GardèreFRA 5 – 4Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL
Pool One Edward GardèreFRA 5 – 4Adam PapéePOL
Pool One Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL 5 – 3Adam PapéePOL
Pool One Leszek Lubicz-NyczPOL 5 – 2Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool One Adam PapéePOL 5 – 4Attila PetschauerHUN
Pool One Adam PapéePOL 5 – 2Francisco ValeroMEX
Pool One Francisco ValeroMEX 5 – 4Arturo De VecchiITA
Pool One Francisco ValeroMEX 5 – 3Edward GardèreFRA

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTGTR
1György PillerHUN603012Q
2Giulio GaudiniITA512919Q
3Erwin CasmirGER412314Q
4Norman ArmitageUSA342724Q
5Peter BruderUSA342327Q
6Emilio SalafiaITA342530
7Jean PiotFRA051125
8Antonio HaroMEX151629
9Władysław SegdaPOL0115

Pool Two György PillerHUN 5 – 4Giulio GaudiniITA
Pool Two 16György PillerHUN Erwin CasmirGER
Pool Two György PillerHUN 5 – 4Norman ArmitageUSA
Pool Two György PillerHUN 5 – 1Peter BruderUSA
Pool Two György PillerHUN 5 – 1Emilio SalafiaITA
Pool Two György PillerHUN 5 – 2Jean PiotFRA
Pool Two György PillerHUN 5 – 0Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Two 17György PillerHUN Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool Two 18Giulio GaudiniITA Erwin CasmirGER
Pool Two Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 3Norman ArmitageUSA
Pool Two Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 4Peter BruderUSA
Pool Two Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 3Emilio SalafiaITA
Pool Two 19Giulio GaudiniITA Jean PiotFRA
Pool Two Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 3Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Two Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 1Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool Two Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 2Norman ArmitageUSA
Pool Two Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 3Peter BruderUSA
Pool Two Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 2Jean PiotFRA
Pool Two Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 2Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Two 20Erwin CasmirGER Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool Two Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 0Peter BruderUSA
Pool Two Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 1Jean PiotFRA
Pool Two Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 3Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Two 21Norman ArmitageUSA Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool Two Peter BruderUSA 5 – 2Emilio SalafiaITA
Pool Two Peter BruderUSA 5 – 2Jean PiotFRA
Pool Two Peter BruderUSA 5 – 3Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Two 22Peter BruderUSA Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool Two Emilio SalafiaITA 5 – 3Erwin CasmirGER
Pool Two Emilio SalafiaITA 5 – 3Norman ArmitageUSA
Pool Two Emilio SalafiaITA 5 – 4Jean PiotFRA
Pool Two 23Emilio SalafiaITA Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool Two 24Jean PiotFRA Antonio HaroMEX
Pool Two 25Jean PiotFRA Władysław SegdaPOL
Pool Two Antonio HaroMEX 5 – 4Emilio SalafiaITA
Pool Two 26Antonio HaroMEX Władysław SegdaPOL

Final Pool (13 August 1932 — 13:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTGTR
1György PillerHUN814219
2Giulio GaudiniITA723928
3Endre KabosHUN543629
4Erwin CasmirGER543230
5Attila PetschauerHUN543732
6John HuffmanUSA543835
7Ivan OsiierDEN453235
8Arturo De VecchiITA362736
9Norman ArmitageUSA362337
10Emilio SalafiaITA092045

Bout #1 György PillerHUN 5 – 2Endre KabosHUN
Bout #2 György PillerHUN 5 – 0Erwin CasmirGER
Bout #3 György PillerHUN 5 – 2Attila PetschauerHUN
Bout #4 György PillerHUN 5 – 3John HuffmanUSA
Bout #5 György PillerHUN 5 – 2Ivan OsiierDEN
Bout #6 György PillerHUN 5 – 2Arturo De VecchiITA
Bout #7 György PillerHUN 5 – 2Norman ArmitageUSA
Bout #8 György PillerHUN 5 – 1Emilio SalafiaITA
Bout #9 Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 2György PillerHUN
Bout #10 Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 3Endre KabosHUN
Bout #11 Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 4Attila PetschauerHUN
Bout #12 Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 4Ivan OsiierDEN
Bout #13 Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 2Arturo De VecchiITA
Bout #14 Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 0Norman ArmitageUSA
Bout #15 Giulio GaudiniITA 5 – 3Emilio SalafiaITA
Bout #16 Endre KabosHUN 5 – 4Attila PetschauerHUN
Bout #17 Endre KabosHUN 5 – 2John HuffmanUSA
Bout #18 Endre KabosHUN 5 – 1Arturo De VecchiITA
Bout #19 Endre KabosHUN 5 – 1Norman ArmitageUSA
Bout #20 Endre KabosHUN 5 – 1Emilio SalafiaITA
Bout #21 Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 1Giulio GaudiniITA
Bout #22 Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 4Endre KabosHUN
Bout #23 Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 2Attila PetschauerHUN
Bout #24 Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 2Norman ArmitageUSA
Bout #25 Erwin CasmirGER 5 – 1Emilio SalafiaITA
Bout #26 Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 4John HuffmanUSA
Bout #27 Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 2Ivan OsiierDEN
Bout #28 Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 1Arturo De VecchiITA
Bout #29 Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 1Norman ArmitageUSA
Bout #30 Attila PetschauerHUN 5 – 4Emilio SalafiaITA
Bout #31 John HuffmanUSA 5 – 3Giulio GaudiniITA
Bout #32 John HuffmanUSA 5 – 3Erwin CasmirGER
Bout #33 John HuffmanUSA 5 – 3Ivan OsiierDEN
Bout #34 John HuffmanUSA 5 – 2Arturo De VecchiITA
Bout #35 John HuffmanUSA 5 – 4Emilio SalafiaITA
Bout #36 Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 2Endre KabosHUN
Bout #37 Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 2Erwin CasmirGER
Bout #38 Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 4Arturo De VecchiITA
Bout #39 Ivan OsiierDEN 5 – 2Emilio SalafiaITA
Bout #40 Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 2Erwin CasmirGER
Bout #41 Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 2Norman ArmitageUSA
Bout #42 Arturo De VecchiITA 5 – 2Emilio SalafiaITA
Bout #43 Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 4John HuffmanUSA
Bout #44 Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 1Ivan OsiierDEN
Bout #45 Norman ArmitageUSA 5 – 2Emilio SalafiaITA