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
1st, gold medalist(s)  France
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Belgium
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Fencing at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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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,[9] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernard GRAVIER". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Alexandre LIPPMANN". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Jean STERN". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Edgar AMPHLETT". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Edgar SELIGMAN". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Fernand BOSMANS". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  7. ^ "Fernand DE MONTIGNY". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  8. ^ "Victor WILLEMS". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  9. ^ 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].