Fencing at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's masters foil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Men's masters foil
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Venue Zappeion
Date April 7
Competitors 2 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Leonidas Pyrgos
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joanni Perronet
1900 →
Fencing at the
1896 Summer Olympics
Fencing pictogram.svg
Foil   men
Masters foil men
Sabre men

The men's masters foil was one of three fencing events on the Fencing at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only event at the Games for professional athletes and was held immediately after the amateur event on 7 April. It consisted of a single match, between Leonidas Pyrgos of Greece and Joanni Perronet of France. Pyrgos won the match, 3-1, to become the first Greek champion in the modern Olympics.


Match Winner Touches Loser
1  Leonidas Pyrgos (GRE) 3-1  Joanni Perronet (FRA)


  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.  (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9.  (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.