1969 World Fencing Championships

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The 1969 World Fencing Championships were held in Havana, Cuba. The event took place from September 30 to October 12, 1969, at the Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum.

Overview[edit]

The Havana World championships were the third straight major fencing event held in the Americas after the 1967 edition in Montreal and the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico. Cuba gave the competition political overtones, including it in the celebrations for the ten years of the Cuban Revolution. Fencing was also stopped on 8 October for a commemoration of the anniversary of Che Guevara's death.[1] The United States, who do not have formal diplomatic relations with Cuba, sent a restricted delegation of 25 fencers. The competition was also marred by numerous failures of the electrical apparatus to the heat and humidity.[2]

On sportive terms, the championships were dominated by countries of the Eastern Bloc, especially the Soviet Union, who claimed all three men's team titles. Romania earned their first women's world title.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

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Spadă la individual  Bogdan Andrzejewski (POL)  Aleksey Nikanchikov (URS)  Carl von Essen (SWE)
Spadă pe echipe  Soviet Union
Aleksey Nikanchikov
Grigori Kriss
Sergey Paramonov
Igor Valetov
Georgi Zažitski
 Hungary
Győző Kulcsár
Zoltán Nemere
Csaba Fenyvesi
Pál Schmitt
Pál B. Nagy
 Sweden
Carl von Essen
Orvar Jönsson
Hans Jacobson
Lars-Erik Larsson
Rolf Edling
Floretă la individual  Friedrich Wessel (FRG)  Vasyl Stankovych (URS)  Ryszard Parulski (POL)
Floretă pe echipe  Soviet Union
Viktor Putyatin
Yury Sharov
Leonid Romanov
Vasyl Stankovych
German Sveshnikov
 Poland
Ryszard Parulski
Lech Koziejowski
Jerzy Kaczmarek
Marek Dąbrowski
Witold Woyda
 Romania
Ion Drîmbă
Mihai Țiu
Ștefan Haukler
Iuliu Falb
Ștefan Ardeleanu
Sabie la individual  Viktor Sidyak (URS)  János Kalmár (HUN)  Péter Bakonyi (HUN)
Sabie pe echipe  Soviet Union
Viktor Sidyak
Mark Rakita
Vladimir Nazlymov
Eduard Vinokurov
Umyar Mavlikhanov
 Poland
Jerzy Pawłowski
Józef Nowara
Zygmunt Kawecki
Krzysztof Grzegorek
Janusz Majewski
 Hungary
Péter Bakonyi
János Kalmár
Attila Kovács
Tamás Kovács
Miklós Meszéna

Women[edit]

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Floretă la individual  Elena Novikova (URS)  Ileana Drîmbă (ROU)  Svetlana Tširkova (URS)
Floretă pe echipe  Romania
Ileana Drîmbă
Olga Szabo
Maria Vicol
Ana Ene
Suzana Ardeleanu
 Soviet Union
Alexandra Zabelina
Elena Novikova
Svetlana Tširkova
Tatyana Samusenko
Galina Gorokhova
 Hungary
Katalin Kollányi
Judit Ágoston-Mendelényi
Ágnes Simonffy
Mária Szolnoki
Ildikó Rejtő

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 5 3 1 9
2  Poland 1 2 1 4
3  Romania 1 1 1 3
4  West Germany 1 0 0 1
5  Hungary 0 2 3 5
6  Sweden 0 0 2 2

References[edit]

  • FIE Results
  • Ottogalli, Cécile; Six, Gérard; Terret, Thierry (2010). Un pour tous, tous pour un. L'histoire des championnats du monde d'escrime. Paris: Le Cherche Midi. p. 70–1. ISBN 978-2-7491-1372-2. WCH.