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Foil, Team, Men

Date18 – 19 October 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationSala de Armas Fernando Montes de Oca, Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca, Ciudad de México
Participants79 from 17 countries

Although the Soviet Union had ruled the world of team foil since before the Rome Olympics they had suffered a shock defeat and dropped their World title to Romania in 1967. In Mexico the two teams met at the semi-final stage with the Soviets winning only by the tiebreaker of hits conceded after both teams had won eight bouts each.

This put the Soviets into the final where they would face France. World Champion Viktor Putiatin was off form at these Olympic Games and would lose all three of his matches in the final. This gave France the momentum to record a 9-6 victory and regain the title for the first time since Helsinki. Poland won the bronze medal by defeating Romania.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRAGold
Jean-Claude MagnanDaniel RevenuChristian NoëlGilles BerolattiJacques Dimont
2Soviet UnionURSSilver
Yury SisikinViktor PutyatinGerman SveshnikovYury SharovVasily Stankovich
3PolandPOLBronze
Zbigniew SkrudlikWitold WoydaEgon FrankeRyszard ParulskiAdam Lisewski
4RomaniaROU
Ion DrîmbăMihai ȚiuȘtefan HauklerTănase MureșanuIuliu Falb
5HungaryHUN
Sándor SzabóJenő KamutiLászló KamutiGábor FürediAttila May
6West GermanyFRG
Jürgen TheuerkauffFritz WesselTim GerresheimJürgen BrechtDieter Wellmann
=7ItalyITA
Pasquale La RagioneAlfredo Del FranciaNicola GranieriArcangelo PinelliMichele MaffeiAldo Stefanini (DNS)
=7JapanJPN
Masaya FukudaHeizaburo OkawaFujio ShimizuKazuhiko WakasugiKazuo Mano
2 p1 r2/4Great BritainGBR
Allan JayGraham PaulNick HalstedMike BreckinBill Hoskyns
2 p2 r2/4CubaCUB
Eduardo JhonsOrlando RuizJesús GilDagoberto Borges
3 p1 r1/4MexicoMEX
Vicente CalderónRomán GómezCarlos CalderónGustavo ChapelaHéctor Abaúnza
3 p2 r1/4United StatesUSA
Herb CohenAlbie AxelrodUriah JonesLarry AnastasiJeffrey Checkes
3 p3 r1/4United Arab RepublicEGY
Ahmed El-Hamy El-HusseiniGamil KalyoubiMoustafa SoheimAhmed Zein El-AbidinSameh Abdel Rahman (DNS)
3 p4 r1/4ArgentinaARG
Orlando NanniniGuillermo SaucedoOmar VergaraEvaristo PrendesAlberto Balestrini (DNS)
3 p5 r1/4CanadaCAN
Magdy ConydPeter BakonyiGerry WiedelJohn Andru
4 p4 r1/4VenezuelaVEN
Silvio FernándezFélix PiñeroFreddy SalazarLuis García
4 p5 r1/4IrelandIRL
Fionbarr FarrellJohn Bouchier-HayesMichael RyanColm O'Brien
DNSAustraliaAUS
Russell HobbyGraeme JenningsBill Ronald

Round 1 (18 October 1968 — 08:00-13:00-16:00)

Top 10 teams, based on percentage of matchs won/lost and bouts won/bouts lost, advanced to further competition. Teams ranked 1-6 advanced to quarter-finals. Teams ranked 7-10 advanced to round two.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLPWBouts WonBouts LostBWM
1West GermanyFRG301.00037532Q
=2FranceFRA201.00021417Q
=2Soviet UnionURS201.00021417Q
4PolandPOL301.000301515Q
5RomaniaROU201.000211110Q
6ItalyITA210.667311120Q
7HungaryHUN210.667331221q
8JapanJPN110.500211110q
9CubaCUB110.5001216-4q
10Great BritainGBR110.500916-7q
=11MexicoMEX020.0001121-10
=11United StatesUSA020.0001121-10
13ArgentinaARG020.000725-18
14VenezuelaVEN020.000725-18
15United Arab RepublicEGY020.000626-20
16CanadaCAN020.000428-24
17IrelandIRL020.000230-28

Pool 1

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA20217Q
Jean-Claude MagnanChristian NoëlGilles BerolattiJacques Dimont
2CubaCUB111216Q
Eduardo JhonsOrlando RuizJesús GilDagoberto Borges
3MexicoMEX021121
Vicente CalderónRomán GómezCarlos CalderónGustavo ChapelaHéctor Abaúnza

Pool 1 FRA 9 – 4CUB
Pool 1 FRA 12 – 4MEX
Pool 1 CUB 9 – 7MEX

Pool 2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Soviet UnionURS20214Q
Yury SisikinViktor PutyatinGerman SveshnikovYury SharovVasily Stankovich
2Great BritainGBR11916Q
Allan JayGraham PaulNick HalstedBill HoskynsMike Breckin
3United StatesUSA021121
Herb CohenAlbie AxelrodUriah JonesLarry AnastasiJeffrey Checkes

Pool 2 URS 9 – 0GBR
Pool 2 URS 12 – 4USA
Pool 2 GBR 9 – 7USA

Pool 3

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1RomaniaROU202111Q
Ion DrîmbăMihai ȚiuȘtefan HauklerTănase MureșanuIuliu Falb
2JapanJPN112111Q
Masaya FukudaHeizaburo OkawaFujio ShimizuKazuhiko WakasugiKazuo Mano
3United Arab RepublicEGY02626
Ahmed El-Hamy El-HusseiniGamil KalyoubiMoustafa SoheimAhmed Zein El-Abidin

Pool 3 ROU 8 – 8JPN
Pool 3 ROU 13 – 3EGY
Pool 3 JPN 13 – 3EGY

Pool 4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1PolandPOL303015Q
Zbigniew SkrudlikWitold WoydaEgon FrankeRyszard ParulskiAdam Lisewski
2HungaryHUN213312Q
Sándor SzabóJenő KamutiLászló KamutiGábor FürediAttila May
3ArgentinaARG02725
Orlando NanniniGuillermo SaucedoOmar VergaraEvaristo Prendes
4VenezuelaVEN02725
Silvio FernándezFélix PiñeroFreddy SalazarLuis García

Pool 4 POL 9 – 4HUN
Pool 4 POL 11 – 5ARG
Pool 4 POL 10 – 6VEN
Pool 4 HUN 14 – 2ARG
Pool 4 HUN 15 – 1VEN

Pool 5

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG30375Q
Jürgen TheuerkauffFritz WesselTim GerresheimJürgen BrechtDieter Wellmann
2ItalyITA213111Q
Pasquale La RagioneAlfredo Del FranciaNicola GranieriArcangelo PinelliMichele Maffei
3CanadaCAN02428
Magdy ConydPeter BakonyiGerry WiedelJohn Andru
4IrelandIRL02230
Fionbarr FarrellJohn Bouchier-HayesMichael RyanColm O'Brien

Pool 5 FRG 9 – 1ITA
Pool 5 FRG 13 – 3CAN
Pool 5 FRG 15 – 1IRL
Pool 5 ITA 15 – 1CAN
Pool 5 ITA 15 – 1IRL

Round 2 (18 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 HUN 9 – 2CUB
Match #2 JPN 8 – 8GBR

Quarter-Finals (19 October 1968)

Single-elimination matches.

Match #1 FRA 8 – 8JPN
Match #2 POL 9 – 4FRG
Match #3 ROU 8 – 7ITA
Match #4 URS 9 – 4HUN

Semi-Finals (19 October 1968)

Single-elimination matches.

Match #1 FRA 9 – 7POL
Match #2 URS 8 – 8ROU

Classification Round 5-8 (19 October 1968)

Winners to meet for 5-6 placement match.

Match #1 FRG 8 – 8JPN
Match #2 HUN 9 – 4ITA

Final Pool (19 October 1968 — 9:00)

Classification matches to determine places 1-6.

Match 1-2 FRA 9 – 6URS
Match 3-4 POL 9 – 3ROU
Match 5-6 HUN 9 – 4FRG