Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's foil

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Men's foil
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Fencing pictogram.svg
Venue Olympic Green Convention Centre
Date 13 August 2008
Competitors 26 from 21 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Germany
Silver medal    Japan
Bronze medal    Italy
«2004 2012»
Fencing at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Fencing pictogram.svg
Épée   men   women
Team épée men
Foil men women
Team foil women
Sabre men women
Team sabre men women

The men's foil fencing competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 13 at the Olympic Green Convention Centre.

The foil competition consisted of a five-round single-elimination bracket with a bronze medal match between the two semifinal losers. Fencing was done to 15 touches or to the completion of three three-minute rounds if neither fencer reached 15 touches by then. At the end of time, the higher-scoring fencer was the winner; a tie resulted in an additional one-minute sudden-death time period. This sudden-death period was further modified by the selection of a draw-winner beforehand; if neither fencer scored a touch during the minute, the predetermined draw-winner won the bout.

Draw[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
  Zhu Jun (CHN)   4  
  Benjamin Kleibrink (GER)   15  
 
      Benjamin Kleibrink (GER)   15
    Yuki Ota (JPN)   9
Bronze medal match
  Salvatore Sanzo (ITA)   14   Zhu Jun (CHN)   14
  Yuki Ota (JPN)   15     Salvatore Sanzo (ITA)   15

Section 1[edit]

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
      
         1   Andrea Cassarà (ITA) 15  
17   Roland Schlosser (AUT) 15     17   Roland Schlosser (AUT) 8  
16   Javier Menendez (ESP) 9       1   Andrea Cassarà (ITA) 14  
9   Gerek Meinhardt (USA) 15       8   Zhu Jun (CHN) 15  
24   Mostafa Nagaty (EGY) 3     9   Gerek Meinhardt (USA) 9  
25   Alberto Viaggio (ARG) 2     8   Zhu Jun (CHN) 15  
8   Zhu Jun (CHN) 15       8   Zhu Jun (CHN) 4
           5   Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) 15
         5   Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) 15  
21   Lau Kwok Kin (HKG) 6     12   Kenta Chida (JPN) 10  
12   Kenta Chida (JPN) 15       5   Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) 15  
13   Slawomir Mocek (POL) 15       4   Lei Sheng (CHN) 7  
20   Nontapat Panchan (THA) 7     13   Slawomir Mocek (POL) 8       
         4   Lei Sheng (CHN) 15       
      

Section 2[edit]

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
      
         3   Erwan Le Pechoux (FRA) 15  
19   Ali Xavier Lahoussine (MAR) 3     14   Brice Guyart (FRA) 10  
14   Brice Guyart (FRA) 15       3   Erwan Le Pechoux (FRA) 9  
11   Tomer Or (ISR) 10       6   Salvatore Sanzo (ITA) 10  
22   Josh McGuire (CAN) 11     22   Josh McGuire (CAN) 3  
         6   Salvatore Sanzo (ITA) 15  
           6   Salvatore Sanzo (ITA) 14
7   Choi Byung-Chul (KOR) 15       10   Yuki Ota (JPN) 15
26   Khalid Al-Hamadi (QAT) 3     7   Choi Byung-Chul (KOR) 14  
23   João Souza (BRA) 4     10   Yuki Ota (JPN) 15  
10   Yuki Ota (JPN) 15       10   Yuki Ota (JPN) 15  
15   Richard Kruse (GBR) 15       2   Peter Joppich (GER) 12  
18   Virgil Saliscan (ROU) 6     15   Richard Kruse (GBR) 9       
         2   Peter Joppich (GER) 10       
      

Final classification[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation
1 Kleibrink, BenjaminBenjamin Kleibrink Germany
2 Ota, YukiYuki Ota Japan
3 Sanzo, SalvatoreSalvatore Sanzo Italy
4 Zhu, JunJun Zhu China
5 Joppich, PeterPeter Joppich Germany
6 Cassarà, AndreaAndrea Cassarà Italy
7 Le Pechoux, ErwanErwan Le Pechoux France
8 Lei, ShengSheng Lei China
9 Choi, Byung-ChulByung-Chul Choi South Korea
10 Meinhardt, GerekGerek Meinhardt United States
11 Chida, KentaKenta Chida Japan
12 Mocek, SlawomirSlawomir Mocek Poland
13 Guyart, BriceBrice Guyart France
14 Kruse, RichardRichard Kruse Great Britain
15 Schlosser, RolandRoland Schlosser Austria
16 McGuire, JoshJosh McGuire Canada
17 Or, TomerTomer Or Israel
18 Menendez, JavierJavier Menendez Spain
19 Saliscan, VirgilVirgil Saliscan Romania
20 Lahoussine, Ali XavierAli Xavier Lahoussine Morocco
21 Panchan, NontapatNontapat Panchan Thailand
22 Lau, Kwok KinKwok Kin Lau Hong Kong
23 Souza, JoãoJoão Souza Brazil
24 Nagaty, MostafaMostafa Nagaty Egypt
25 Al-Hamadi, KhalidKhalid Al-Hamadi Qatar
26 Viaggio, AlbertoAlberto Viaggio Argentina

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