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Foil, Team, Men

Date21 – 22 July 1952
StatusOlympic
LocationWestendin tennishalli, Espoo
Participants77 from 15 countries

The age old rivalry between the French and Italian teams had continued since the 1948 Olympic Games. Italy had won world titles in 1949 and 1950 but the most recent World Championships had fallen to the French and they were considered marginal favourites. Both teams were utterly ruthless against all other of their opponents so it became apparent that once more Italy-France would effectively be the gold medal decider. Christian d’Oriola, who would later go on to win the individual title, proved the decisive factor as the French won by 8-6. Four of the French team had also won this title in 1948. Hungary’s bronze medal team included the three medalists from the men’s sabre.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRAGold
Claude NetterJéhan de BuhanJacques LatasteJacques NoëlChristian d'OriolaAdrien Rommel
2ItalyITASilver
Edoardo MangiarottiManlio Di RosaGiancarlo BergaminiAntonio SpallinoGiorgio PelliniRenzo Nostini
3HungaryHUNBronze
Endre TilliAladár GerevichEndre PalóczLajos MaszlayTibor BerczellyJózsef Sákovics
4EgyptEGY
Salah DessoukiMohamed RiadOsman Abdel HafeezMahmoud YounesMohamed ZulficarHassan Tawfik
=5ArgentinaARG
Fulvio GalimiJosé RodríguezEduardo SastreFélix GalimiSantiago Massini
=5BelgiumBEL
Pierre Van HoudtAndré VerhalleAlex BourgeoisPaul ValckeÉdouard YvesGustave Ballister
3 p1 r2/4SwedenSWE
Rolf MagnussonSven FahlmanNils RydströmBo ErikssonRichard Leth (DNS)Carl-Filip Mannerstråle (DNS)
3 p2 r2/4Great BritainGBR
René PaulLuke WendonEmrys LloydRaymond PaulHarry CookeAllan Jay
3 p3 r2/4United StatesUSA
Silvio GiolitoAlbie AxelrodNate LubellByron KriegerDaniel BukantzHal Goldsmith
4 p3 r2/4Unified Team of GermanyGER
Willy FascherKurt WahlNorman CasmirJulius EiseneckerSiegfried RossnerRichard Liebscher (DNS)
3 p1 r1/4SaarSAA
Ernst RauWalter BrödelKarl BachGünther KnödlerWilli Rößler (DNS)
3 p2 r1/4Soviet UnionURS
Ivan KomarovGerman BokunYulen UralovMark MidlerYury Degtyaryov (DNS)Konstantin Tumanov (DNS)
3 p3 r1/4VenezuelaVEN
Giovanni BertorelliNelson NievesJuan KavanaghGustavo GutiérrezAugusto GutiérrezEdmundo López (DNS)
3 p4 r1/4AustraliaAUS
Charles StanmoreJohn FethersJock GibsonIvan LundS. Tapaloaga (DNS)Zoltan Uray (DNS)
3 p5 r1/4RomaniaROU
Andrei VîlceaIlie TudorNicolae MarinescuVasile Chelaru

Round 1 (21 July 1952 — 15:00)

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

Pool 1

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1HungaryHUN10151Q
Endre TilliAladár GerevichEndre PalóczTibor Berczelly
2BelgiumBEL1093Q
Pierre Van HoudtAndré VerhalleAlex BourgeoisPaul Valcke
3SaarSAA02424
Ernst RauWalter BrödelKarl BachGünther Knödler

Pool 1 HUN 15 – 1SAA
Pool 1 BEL 9 – 3SAA

Pool 2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1EgyptEGY1094Q
Salah DessoukiOsman Abdel HafeezMahmoud YounesHassan Tawfik
2ArgentinaARG1088Q
Fulvio GalimiJosé RodríguezEduardo SastreFélix Galimi
3Soviet UnionURS021217
Ivan KomarovGerman BokunYulen UralovMark Midler

Pool 2 EGY 9 – 4URS
Pool 2 ARG 8 – 8URS

Pool 3

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Great BritainGBR10142Q
René PaulLuke WendonEmrys LloydRaymond Paul
2ItalyITA1090Q
Manlio Di RosaGiancarlo BergaminiAntonio SpallinoGiorgio Pellini
3VenezuelaVEN02223
Giovanni BertorelliNelson NievesJuan KavanaghGustavo GutiérrezAugusto Gutiérrez

Pool 3 GBR 14 – 2VEN
Pool 3 ITA 9 – 0VEN

Pool 4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1SwedenSWE10133Q
Rolf MagnussonSven FahlmanNils RydströmBo Eriksson
2FranceFRA1090Q
Claude NetterJéhan de BuhanJacques LatasteChristian d'Oriola
3AustraliaAUS02322
Charles StanmoreJohn FethersJock GibsonIvan Lund

Pool 4 SWE 13 – 3AUS
Pool 4 FRA 9 – 0AUS

Pool 5

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Unified Team of GermanyGER10106Q
Willy FascherKurt WahlNorman CasmirJulius Eisenecker
2United StatesUSA1097Q
Silvio GiolitoHal GoldsmithAlbie AxelrodNate Lubell
3RomaniaROU021319
Andrei VîlceaIlie TudorNicolae MarinescuVasile Chelaru

Pool 5 GER 10 – 6ROU
Pool 5 USA 9 – 7ROU

Quarter-Finals (21 July 1952 — 8:00)

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

Pool 1

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1EgyptEGY10106Q
Salah DessoukiMohamed RiadOsman Abdel HafeezMahmoud Younes
2ItalyITA1091Q
Edoardo MangiarottiGiancarlo BergaminiAntonio SpallinoRenzo Nostini
3SwedenSWE02719
Rolf MagnussonSven FahlmanNils RydströmBo Eriksson

Pool 1 ITA 9 – 1SWE
Pool 1 EGY 10 – 6SWE

Pool 2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA1092Q
Claude NetterJéhan de BuhanJacques NoëlAdrien Rommel
2BelgiumBEL1097Q
Pierre Van HoudtAndré VerhallePaul ValckeÉdouard Yves
3Great BritainGBR02918
René PaulLuke WendonEmrys LloydRaymond PaulHarry CookeAllan Jay

Pool 2 FRA 9 – 2GBR
Pool 2 BEL 9 – 7GBR

Pool 3

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1HungaryHUN213117Q
Endre TilliAladár GerevichEndre PalóczLajos MaszlayJózsef Sákovics
2ArgentinaARG212721Q
Fulvio GalimiJosé RodríguezEduardo SastreFélix GalimiSantiago Massini
3United StatesUSA212523
Silvio GiolitoAlbie AxelrodNate LubellByron KriegerDaniel Bukantz
4Unified Team of GermanyGER031335
Willy FascherKurt WahlNorman CasmirJulius EiseneckerSiegfried Rossner

Pool 3 ARG 9 – 7HUN
Pool 3 HUN 10 – 6USA
Pool 3 HUN 14 – 2GER
Pool 3 USA 9 – 7ARG
Pool 3 ARG 11 – 5GER
Pool 3 USA 10 – 6GER

Semi-Finals (22 July 1952)

Top two teams in each pool advanced to final.

Pool 1

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1HungaryHUN10115Q
Endre TilliAladár GerevichEndre PalóczLajos Maszlay
2ItalyITA1091Q
Edoardo MangiarottiGiancarlo BergaminiGiorgio PelliniRenzo Nostini
3BelgiumBEL02620
Pierre Van HoudtAndré VerhalleAlex BourgeoisPaul ValckeÉdouard YvesGustave Ballister

Pool 1 HUN 11 – 5BEL
Pool 1 ITA 9 – 1BEL

Pool 2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA1092Q
Claude NetterJacques LatasteJacques NoëlChristian d'Oriola
2EgyptEGY1097Q
Salah DessoukiMohamed RiadOsman Abdel HafeezMahmoud Younes
3ArgentinaARG02918
Fulvio GalimiJosé RodríguezEduardo SastreFélix GalimiSantiago Massini

Pool 2 FRA 9 – 2ARG
Pool 2 EGY 9 – 7ARG

Final Pool (22 July 1952 — 15:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA303511
Claude NetterJéhan de BuhanJacques LatasteJacques NoëlChristian d'OriolaAdrien Rommel
2ItalyITA213412
Edoardo MangiarottiManlio Di RosaGiancarlo BergaminiAntonio SpallinoGiorgio PelliniRenzo Nostini
3HungaryHUN121631
Endre TilliAladár GerevichEndre PalóczLajos MaszlayTibor BerczellyJózsef Sákovics
4EgyptEGY03839
Salah DessoukiMohamed RiadOsman Abdel HafeezMahmoud YounesMohamed ZulficarHassan Tawfik

Match #1 FRA 8 – 6ITA
Match #2 FRA 12 – 4HUN
Match #3 FRA 15 – 1EGY
Match #4 ITA 13 – 3HUN
Match #5 ITA 15 – 1EGY
Match #6 HUN 9 – 6EGY