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Sabre, Team, Men

Date24 August 1920 — 15:00
StatusOlympic
LocationFloraliën, Middelheimpark, Antwerpen
Participants50 from 8 countries
FormatFinal round-robin pool only.

The team sabre event started out being held in the infield of Beerschot Stadium, but after it rained, the matches were moved inside to Floraliën at Middelheim Park. Each nation was allowed one team entry of four starting competitors plus four substitutes. Bouts were for three touches. The Italian team listed Federico Cesarano as one of the team members but then did not use him in any of the matches. The match between Italy and Great Britain was not fenced because the standings had already been decided regardless of any result in that match. Bouts were for three touches. Because there were so few entries, the format was one round of pools. Most of the team matches at the beginning of the event were held outdoors at the stadium. When it began to rain, the remaining matches were moved to the indoors linoleum pistes in Middelheim. After the Czechoslovakian team lost three matches, they withdrew because of dissatisfaction with the officiating.

The sabre competition was missing the Hungarian fencers, because their country was not invited to the Olympics due to their role in World War I. Hungarian fencers had dominated the sabre events at London in 1908 and Stockholm in 1912. Hungary remained the dominant nation in sabre fencing through 1968. At the 1924 Olympics in Paris, Hungary began a winning streak in team sabre which did not end until 1964 and included 46 consecutive match wins and 7 consecutive gold medals. In Hungary’s absence, Italy won the team sabre event in 1920. It should be noted, however, that Italy was also quite good at this discipline, as they won the team sabre at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, even with Hungary competing, and Italy had also won the championship at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1ItalyITAGold
Nedo NadiAldo NadiOreste PulitiBaldo BaldiFrancesco GarganoGiorgio SantelliDino Urbani
2FranceFRASilver
Georges TrombertJean MargraffMarc PerrodonHenri de Saint Germain
3NetherlandsNEDBronze
Jan van der WielArie de JongJetze DoormanLouis DelaunoijWillem Hubert van BlijenburghSalomon ZeldenrustHenri Wijnoldy-Daniëls
4BelgiumBEL
Robert HennetPierre CalleLéon TomAlexis SimonsonRobert FeyerickCharles DelporteHarry Bombeeck
5United StatesUSA
Edwin FullinwiderArthur LyonBrooks ParkerJohn DimondFrederick CunninghamClaiborne WalkerBradford FraleyRoscoe Bowman
6DenmarkDEN
Ivan OsiierPoul RasmussenEjnar LevisonAage BerntsenVerner Bonde
7Great BritainGBR
Alfred Ridley-MartinWilliam MarshBill HammondCecil KershawRonald CampbellRobin DalglishHerbert Huntington
8CzechoslovakiaTCH
Josef JavůrekOtakar ŠvorčíkFrantišek DvořákAntonín MikalaJosef Jungmann

Final Pool (24 August 1920 — 15:00)

Final round-robin pool only.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBouts WonBouts LostTDTR
1ItalyITA707620
Nedo NadiAldo NadiOreste PulitiBaldo BaldiFrancesco GarganoGiorgio SantelliDino Urbani
2FranceFRA615342
Georges TrombertJean MargraffMarc PerrodonHenri de Saint Germain
3NetherlandsNED525145
Jan van der WielArie de JongJetze DoormanLouis DelaunoijWillem Hubert van BlijenburghSalomon ZeldenrustHenri Wijnoldy-Daniëls
4BelgiumBEL434747
Robert HennetPierre CalleLéon TomAlexis SimonsonRobert FeyerickCharles DelporteHarry Bombeeck
5United StatesUSA343758
Edwin FullinwiderArthur LyonBrooks ParkerJohn DimondFrederick CunninghamClaiborne WalkerBradford FraleyRoscoe Bowman
6DenmarkDEN253955
Ivan OsiierPoul RasmussenEjnar LevisonAage BerntsenVerner Bonde
7Great BritainGBR163050
Alfred Ridley-MartinWilliam MarshBill HammondCecil KershawRonald CampbellRobin DalglishHerbert Huntington
8CzechoslovakiaTCH071632
Josef JavůrekOtakar ŠvorčíkFrantišek DvořákAntonín MikalaJosef Jungmann

Match #1 ITA 13 – 3DEN
Match #2 ITA 13 – 3TCH
Match #3 ITA 13 – 3USA
Match #4 ITA 12 – 4NED
Match #5 ITA 12 – 4BEL
Match #6 ITA 13 – 3FRA
Match #7 ITA GBR
Match #8 FRA 10 – 5USA
Match #9 FRA 9 – 7NED
Match #10 FRA 11 – 5DEN
Match #11 FRA 10 – 6GBR
Match #12 FRA 10 – 6BEL
Match #13 FRA TCH
Match #14 NED 9 – 7BEL
Match #15 NED 12 – 4GBR
Match #16 NED 8 – 8DEN
Match #17 NED 11 – 5USA
Match #18 NED TCH
Match #19 BEL 9 – 5DEN
Match #20 BEL 10 – 6TCH
Match #21 BEL 11 – 5USA
Match #22 BEL GBR
Match #23 USA 9 – 7GBR
Match #24 USA 10 – 6DEN
Match #25 USA TCH
Match #26 DEN 12 – 4GBR
Match #27 DEN TCH
Match #28 GBR 9 – 7TCH