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Foil, Team, Men

Date1 – 2 September 1972
StatusOlympic
LocationFechthalle 1, Messegelände (Halle 11 & 12), München / Fechthalle 2, Messegelände (Halle 20), München
Participants63 from 13 countries

Poland had first won a medal in team foil back at the 1961 World Championships. They were regular visitors to the medal podium for the rest of the decade but a global title had always eluded them.

The competition did not start well for the Poles as they suffered a defeat to the host nation in their first match. Poland recovered to beat Italy and Japan and then won a close fought semi-final victory against the Hungarians. The other semi-final was a meeting of the two most recent World Champion teams which saw the USSR earn the right to face Poland via a 9-6 over France.

Three days earlier Witold Woyda had won the individual foil title. In the team final he took that form forward and won all four of his bouts. Woyda was backed up by Lech Koziejowski and Poland finally made their championship breakthrough as they saw off the Soviet challenge by 9 bouts to 6.

After a decade of major title frustration Woyda had now won his second Olympic title in three days.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1PolandPOLGold
Witold WoydaLech KoziejowskiJerzy KaczmarekMarek DąbrowskiArkadiusz Godel
2Soviet UnionURSSilver
Vasyl StankovychViktor PutiatinAnatoly KoteshevVladimir DenisovLeonid Romanov
3FranceFRABronze
Jean-Claude MagnanDaniel RevenuChristian NoëlGilles BerolattiBernard Talvard
4HungaryHUN
Sándor SzabóCsaba FenyvesiLászló KamutiIstván MartonJenő Kamuti
5West GermanyFRG
Klaus ReichertFritz WesselHarald HeinDieter WellmannErk Sens-Gorius
6JapanJPN
Shiro MaruyamaMasaya FukudaHiroshi NakajimaKiyoshi UeharaIchiro Serizawa
=7CubaCUB
Evelio GonzálezEduardo JhonsJesús GilEnrique SalvatJorge Garbey
=7RomaniaROU
Iuliu FalbȘtefan HauklerMihai ȚiuTănase MureșanuAurel Ștefan
3 p1 r1/4ItalyITA
Alfredo Del FranciaNicola GranieriCarlo MontanoArcangelo PinelliStefano Simoncelli
3 p2 r1/4Great BritainGBR
Mike BreckinBarry PaulGraham PaulTony PowerIan Single
3 p3 r1/4United StatesUSA
Carl BorackMartin DavisJoseph FreemanJohn NonnaTyrone Simmons
3 p4 r1/4LebanonLBN
Ali ChekrYves Daniel DarricauFawzi MerhiAli Sleiman
4 p4 r1/4CanadaCAN
Magdy ConydHerbert ObstGerry WiedelLester Wong

Round One (1 September 1972 — 8:00)

Top eight teams, based on percentage of wins/losses and bouts won/bouts lost, advanced to quarter-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG202011Q
Klaus ReichertFritz WesselHarald HeinDieter Wellmann
2PolandPOL111813Q
Witold WoydaLech KoziejowskiJerzy KaczmarekMarek DąbrowskiArkadiusz Godel
3ItalyITA02923
Alfredo Del FranciaNicola GranieriCarlo MontanoArcangelo PinelliStefano Simoncelli

Pool One FRG 8 – 7POL
Pool One FRG 12 – 4ITA
Pool One POL 11 – 5ITA

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA20197Q
Jean-Claude MagnanDaniel RevenuChristian NoëlGilles BerolattiBernard Talvard
2CubaCUB111214Q
Evelio GonzálezEduardo JhonsJesús GilEnrique SalvatJorge Garbey
3Great BritainGBR021121
Mike BreckinBarry PaulGraham PaulTony PowerIan Single

Pool Two FRA 9 – 1CUB
Pool Two FRA 10 – 6GBR
Pool Two CUB 11 – 5GBR

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1JapanJPN202111Q
Shiro MaruyamaMasaya FukudaHiroshi NakajimaKiyoshi UeharaIchiro Serizawa
2Soviet UnionURS111913Q
Vasyl StankovychViktor PutiatinAnatoly KoteshevVladimir DenisovLeonid Romanov
3United StatesUSA02824
Carl BorackMartin DavisJoseph FreemanJohn NonnaTyrone Simmons

Pool Three JPN 9 – 7URS
Pool Three JPN 12 – 4USA
Pool Three URS 12 – 4USA

Pool Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1HungaryHUN303413Q
Sándor SzabóCsaba FenyvesiLászló KamutiIstván MartonJenő Kamuti
2RomaniaROU213215Q
Iuliu FalbȘtefan HauklerMihai ȚiuTănase MureșanuAurel Ștefan
3LebanonLBN021022
Ali ChekrYves Daniel DarricauFawzi MerhiAli Sleiman
4CanadaCAN02329
Magdy ConydHerbert ObstGerry WiedelLester Wong

Pool Four HUN 8 – 7ROU
Pool Four HUN 13 – 3LBN
Pool Four HUN 8 – 3CAN
Pool Four ROU 9 – 7LBN
Pool Four ROU 16 – 0CAN

Quarter-Finals (1 September 1972)

Winner of each pool advanced to semi-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA1096Q
Jean-Claude MagnanDaniel RevenuChristian NoëlGilles Berolatti
2RomaniaROU0169
Iuliu FalbȘtefan HauklerMihai ȚiuTănase Mureșanu

Pool One FRA 9 – 6ROU

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Soviet UnionURS1096Q
Vasyl StankovychViktor PutiatinAnatoly KoteshevVladimir Denisov
2West GermanyFRG0169
Klaus ReichertFritz WesselHarald HeinDieter Wellmann

Pool Two URS 9 – 6FRG

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1PolandPOL1095Q
Witold WoydaLech KoziejowskiJerzy KaczmarekMarek Dąbrowski
2JapanJPN0159
Shiro MaruyamaMasaya FukudaKiyoshi UeharaIchiro Serizawa

Pool Three POL 9 – 5JPN

Pool Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1HungaryHUN1096Q
Sándor SzabóCsaba FenyvesiIstván MartonJenő Kamuti
2CubaCUB0169
Evelio GonzálezEduardo JhonsJesús GilEnrique Salvat

Pool Four HUN 9 – 6CUB

Semi-Finals (2 September 1972 — 10:00)

Winner of each pool advanced to final.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1Soviet UnionURS1096Q
Vasyl StankovychViktor PutiatinAnatoly KoteshevVladimir Denisov
2FranceFRA0169
Daniel RevenuChristian NoëlGilles BerolattiBernard Talvard

Pool One URS 9 – 6FRA

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1PolandPOL1087Q
Witold WoydaLech KoziejowskiJerzy KaczmarekMarek Dąbrowski
2HungaryHUN0178
Sándor SzabóCsaba FenyvesiIstván MartonJenő Kamuti

Pool Two POL 8 – 7HUN

Final Pool (2 September 1972 — 19:30)

Bout for 1/2 (19:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1PolandPOL1095
Witold WoydaLech KoziejowskiJerzy KaczmarekMarek Dąbrowski
2Soviet UnionURS0159
Vasyl StankovychAnatoly KoteshevVladimir DenisovLeonid Romanov

Bout for 1/2 POL 9 – 5URS

Bout for 3/4 (15:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1FranceFRA1097
Jean-Claude MagnanDaniel RevenuChristian NoëlBernard Talvard
2HungaryHUN0179
Sándor SzabóLászló KamutiIstván MartonJenő Kamuti

Bout for 3/4 FRA 9 – 7HUN

Bout for 5/6

Bout for 5/6 bye
Bout for 5/6 bye
Bout for 5/6 bye

Barrage Pool for 5-8 (2 September 1972 — 8:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCMWMLBouts WonBouts Lost
1West GermanyFRG201810
Klaus ReichertFritz WesselHarald HeinDieter WellmannErk Sens-Gorius
2JapanJPN111615
Shiro MaruyamaMasaya FukudaHiroshi NakajimaIchiro SerizawaKiyoshi Uehara
=3RomaniaROU0139
Iuliu FalbȘtefan HauklerMihai ȚiuTănase Mureșanu
=3CubaCUB0169
Evelio GonzálezEduardo JhonsJesús GilEnrique Salvat

Team Bout A FRG 9 – 7JPN
Team Bout B FRG 9 – 3ROU
Team Bout C JPN 9 – 6CUB