Fencing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's team épée

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Men's team épée
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Franco-British Exhibition fencing grounds
Dates July 24 (final)
Competitors 45 from 9 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
  1912»
Fencing at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Fencing pictogram.svg
Épée men
Team épée men
Sabre men
Team sabre men

The men's team épée was one of four fencing events on the Fencing at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. The event was won by the French team, who also swept the medals in the individual épée event.

Results[edit]

Play-in match[edit]

The first bout was a play-in match between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Hits against Hits against Fencers Nation
Great Britain Leaf Daniell
Martin Holt
Robert Montgomerie
Edgar Seligman
7 9 Jetze Doorman
Adrianus de Jong
Alfred Labouchere
George van Rossem
Netherlands

First round[edit]

Winners advanced, losers out. The team that was defeated by the eventual champions moved to the repechage.

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Hits against Hits against Fencers Nation
Italy Marcelo Bertinetti
Giuseppe Mangiarotti
Riccardo Nowak
Abelardo Olivier
7 12 Otakar Lada
Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf
Vilém Tvrzský
Bohemia
France Gaston Alibert
Bernard Gravier
Alexandre Lippmann
Jean Stern
6 10 Ejnar Levison
Ivan Osiier
Lauritz Østrup
Herbert Sander
Denmark
Belgium Paul Anspach
Désiré Beaurain
Fernand de Montigny
Victor Willems
6 11 Eric Carlberg
Gustaf Lindblom
Henry Peyron
Pontus von Rosen
Sweden
Great Britain Leaf Daniell
Cecil Haig
Martin Holt
Robert Montgomerie
5 13 Jakob Erkrath de Bary
Julius Lichtenfels
August Petri
Georg Stöhr
Germany

Semifinals[edit]

Winners advanced to play for the gold medal, loser to eventual champion was sent to repechage.

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Hits against Hits against Fencers Nation
France Gaston Alibert
Henri-Georges Berger
Charles Collignon
Eugène Olivier
5 12 Leaf Daniell
Cecil Haig
Martin Holt
Robert Montgomerie
Great Britain
Belgium Paul Anspach
Désiré Beaurain
Ferdinand Feyerick
François Rom
8 9 Marcelo Bertinetti
Giuseppe Mangiarotti
Riccardo Nowak
Abelardo Olivier
Italy
Final[edit]

The winner received the gold medal, while the loser had to play the winner of the repechage in the silver medal match.

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Hits against Hits against Fencers Nation
France Gaston Alibert
Bernard Gravier
Alexandre Lippmann
Eugène Olivier
7 9 Paul Anspach
Désiré Beaurain
Ferdinand Feyerick
François Rom
Belgium

Repechage[edit]

Denmark and Great Britain had been defeated by France, the winner of the final, in the first two rounds. The two teams faced each other for the right to advance to the silver medal match against the loser of the final.

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Hits against Hits against Fencers Nation
Great Britain Leaf Daniell
Cecil Haig
Martin Holt
Robert Montgomerie
8 9 Otto Becker
Ejnar Levison
Ivan Osiier
Herbert Sander
Denmark
Silver medal match[edit]

The winner took the silver medal, with loser receiving bronze. The final three individual bouts of the match were not played, as Belgium was then down by 4 and unable to tie up the contest. Under Rule 50 of the competition, the decision whether to continue or not was given to the Belgian team captain,[4] who elected not to finish the contest.

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Hits against Hits against Fencers Nation
Great Britain Edgar Amphlett
Leaf Daniell
Cecil Haig
Robert Montgomerie
5 9 Paul Anspach
Fernand Bosmans
Fernand de Montigny
François Rom
Belgium

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jean Stern also competed for France in the first round, but is not credited by the IOC with gold medals. Bernard Gravier and Alexandre Lippmann fenced in the first round and in the final, but are similarly not credited.
  2. ^ Edgar Seligman also competed for the British team in the first round, but is not credited by the IOC with a silver medal. Also not credited with a medal is Edgar Amphlett, who fenced in the silver medal match.
  3. ^ Fernand de Montigny and Victor Willems also competed for Belgium in the first round, but are not credited by the IOC with bronze medals. Nor is Fernand Bosmans, who fenced in the silver medal match.
  4. ^ Official Report, p. 443

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Fencing 1908". Accessed 1 May 2006. Available electronically at [1].