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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)NOCMWML
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 Dombeeck
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)NOCMWML
1ItalyITA70
Nedo NadiAldo NadiOreste PulitiBaldo BaldiFrancesco GarganoGiorgio SantelliDino Urbani
2FranceFRA61
Georges TrombertJean MargraffMarc PerrodonHenri de Saint Germain
3NetherlandsNED52
Jan van der WielArie de JongJetze DoormanLouis DelaunoijWillem Hubert van BlijenburghSalomon ZeldenrustHenri Wijnoldy-Daniëls
4BelgiumBEL43
Robert HennetPierre CalleLéon TomAlexis SimonsonRobert FeyerickCharles DelporteHarry Dombeeck
5United StatesUSA34
Edwin FullinwiderArthur LyonBrooks ParkerJohn DimondFrederick CunninghamClaiborne WalkerBradford FraleyRoscoe Bowman
6DenmarkDEN25
Ivan OsiierPoul RasmussenEjnar LevisonAage BerntsenVerner Bonde
7Great BritainGBR16
Alfred Ridley-MartinWilliam MarshBill HammondCecil KershawRonald CampbellRobin DalglishHerbert Huntington
8CzechoslovakiaTCH07
Josef JavůrekOtakar ŠvorčíkFrantišek DvořákAntonín MikalaJosef Jungmann

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