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Foil, Team, Men

Date31 July – 1 August 1932
StatusOlympic
LocationState Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Participants30 from 6 countries

Italy were the defending champions and had won the 1930 and 1931 World Championships, and with three of the four top places going to Italians in the individual foil (held after this event), they appeared to have the strongest team. But in the final pool, Italy, France and the United States tied with two victories against one defeat, Denmark losing all their matches and placing fourth. The medals came down to a barrage, in which France and Italy both easily defeated the United States. The French-Italian match decided the gold medal and was very close, with both teams winning eight bouts, the gold medal going to France on touches.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRAGold
Edward GardèreRené LemoineRené BondouxRené BougnolPhilippe CattiauJean Piot
2ItalyITASilver
Giulio GaudiniGioacchino GuaragnaGustavo MarziUgo PignottiRodolfo TerlizziGiorgio Pessina
3United StatesUSABronze
George CalnanJoe LevisDernell EveryHugh AlessandroniFrank RigheimerRichard Steere
4DenmarkDEN
Axel BlochAage LeidersdorffErik Kofoed-HansenIvan Osiier
=5ArgentinaARG
Raúl SaucedoRoberto LarrazRodolfo ValenzuelaÁngel Gorordo
=5MexicoMEX
Raymundo IzcoaLeonardo CandianiEduardo PrietoJesús Sánchez

Round 1 (31 July – 1 August 1932)

Top two teams in each pool advanced to final.

Pool 1 (31 July 1932 — 13:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA10124Q
Edward GardèreRené BondouxRené BougnolRené Lemoine
2United StatesUSA10106Q
George CalnanRichard SteereJoe LevisDernell Every
3ArgentinaARG021022
Raúl SaucedoRoberto LarrazRodolfo ValenzuelaÁngel Gorordo

Pool 1 FRA 12 – 4ARG
Pool 1 USA 10 – 6ARG

Pool 2 (1 August 1932 — 9:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1ItalyITA10160Q
Giulio GaudiniGustavo MarziUgo PignottiGioacchino Guaragna
2DenmarkDEN10115Q
Axel BlochAage LeidersdorffErik Kofoed-HansenIvan Osiier
3MexicoMEX02527
Raymundo IzcoaLeonardo CandianiEduardo PrietoJesús Sánchez

Pool 2 ITA 16 – 0MEX
Pool 2 DEN 11 – 5MEX

Final Pool (1 August 1932 — 13:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA212622
Edward GardèreRené LemoineRené BondouxRené BougnolPhilippe CattiauJean Piot
2ItalyITA213117
Giulio GaudiniGioacchino GuaragnaGustavo MarziUgo PignottiRodolfo TerlizziGiorgio Pessina
3United StatesUSA212226
George CalnanJoe LevisDernell EveryHugh AlessandroniFrank Righeimer
4DenmarkDEN031731
Axel BlochAage LeidersdorffErik Kofoed-HansenIvan Osiier

Match #1 FRA 8 – 8ITA
Match #2 USA 8 – 8FRA
Match #3 FRA 10 – 6DEN
Match #4 ITA 11 – 5USA
Match #5 ITA 12 – 4DEN
Match #6 USA 9 – 7DEN

Barrage 1-2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA201913
Edward GardèreRené LemoineRené BondouxRené BougnolPhilippe Cattiau
2ItalyITA11179
Giulio GaudiniGioacchino GuaragnaGustavo MarziUgo Pignotti
3United StatesUSA02620
George CalnanJoe LevisDernell EveryRichard SteereHugh AlessandroniFrank Righeimer

Barrage 1-2 FRA 8 – 8ITA
Barrage 1-2 FRA 11 – 5USA
Barrage 1-2 ITA 9 – 1USA