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

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Men's team sabre
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Franco-British Exhibition fencing grounds
Dates July 24 (final)
Competitors 35 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Hungary[1]
Jenö Fuchs, Oszkar Gerde, Péter Tóth, Lajos Werkner
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy[2]
Marcello Bertinetti, Riccardo Nowak, Abelardo Olivier, Alessandro Pirzio-Biroli, Sante Ceccherini
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Bohemia[3]
Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský, Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf, Bedrich Schejbal, Jaroslav Šourek-Tucek
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1908 Summer Olympics
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Épée men
Team épée men
Sabre men
Team sabre men

The men's team sabre was one of four fencing events on the Fencing at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. The event was won by the Hungarian team, who also took the top two medals in the individual sabre event.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

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

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Bouts lost Bouts lost Fencers Nation
 Italy Marcello Bertinetti
Sante Ceccherini
Abelardo Olivier
Alessandro Pirzio-Biroli
5 11 H. Evan James
William Marsh
Arthur Murray
Charles Wilson
 Great Britain
 France Georges de la Falaise
Bertrand Marie de Lesseps
Marc Perrodon
Jean-Joseph Renaud
6 10 André du Bosch
Etienne Grade
Antoine van Tomme
Joseph van der Voodt
 Belgium
 Bohemia Otakar Lada
Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf
Bedřich Schejbal
8 9 Jetze Doorman
Adrianus de Jong
Jacob van Löben Sels
George van Rossem
 Netherlands
 Hungary Jenő Fuchs
Oszkár Gerde
Péter Tóth
Lajos Werkner
0 9 Jakob Erkrath de Bary
Fritz Jack
Robert Krünert
August Petri
 Germany

Semifinals[edit]

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

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Bouts lost Bouts lost Fencers Nation
 Bohemia Otakar Lada
Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf
Bedřich Schejbal
7 9 Georges de la Falaise
Bertrand Marie de Lesseps
Marc Perrodon
Jean-Joseph Renaud
 France
 Hungary Dezső Földes
Jenő Fuchs
Oszkár Gerde
Péter Tóth
5 11 Marcelo Bertinetti
Sante Ceccherini
Abelardo Olivier
Alessandro Pirzio-Biroli
 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 Bouts lost Bouts lost Fencers Nation
 Hungary Jenő Fuchs
Oszkár Gerde
Péter Tóth
Lajos Werkner
7 9 Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf
Bedřich Schejbal
Jaroslav Šourek-Tucek
 Bohemia

Repechage[edit]

Germany and Italy had been defeated by Hungary, 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 Bouts lost Bouts lost Fencers Nation
 Italy Marcelo Bertinetti
Riccardo Nowak
Abelardo Olivier
Alessandro Pirzio-Biroli
4 10 Jakob Erkrath de Bary
Fritz Jack
Robert Krünert
August Petri
 Germany
Silver medal match[edit]

The winner took the silver medal, with loser receiving bronze. The Bohemian team refused to play the match, arguing that as finalists they had already secured second place. The organizing committee awarded silver medals to Italy, relegating the Bohemian team to bronze medals.

Winners Losers
Nation Fencers Hits against Hits against Fencers Nation
 Italy No match; Bohemia did not start  Bohemia

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Deszö Földes competed in the semifinal for Hungary, but is not awarded a gold medal by the IOC.
  2. ^ Sante Ceccherini fenced for Italy in the first round and semifinals, but is not considered to be a silver medallist by the IOC.
  3. ^ Otakar Lada also competed for Bohemia in the first round and semifinal, but is not listed as a bronze medallist by the IOC.

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].