Fencing at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's sabre

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Men's sabre
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Tersztyánszky Ödön.jpg
Ödön von Tersztyánszky
VenueSchermzaal
Dates10–11 August 1928
Competitors44 from 17 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ödön von Tersztyánszky  Hungary
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Attila Petschauer  Hungary
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bino Bini  Italy
← 1924
1932 →

The men's sabre was one of seven fencing events on the Fencing at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eighth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 10 August 1928 to 11 August 1928. 44 fencers from 17 nations competed.[1] For the third straight Games, the limit of fencers per nation was reduced (from 12 to 8 in 1920, from 8 to 4 in 1924, and from 4 to 3 in 1928). The event was won by Ödön von Tersztyánszky of Hungary, the second in a nine-Games streak of Hungarian wins. Attila Petschauer, also of Hungary, took silver. Italy's Bino Bini earned bronze.

Background[edit]

This was the eighth appearance of the event, which is the only fencing event to have been held at every Summer Olympics. Four of the twelve finalists from 1924 returned: silver medalist Roger Ducret of France, fifth-place finisher Adrianus de Jong of the Netherlands, sixth-place finisher Ivan Osiier of Denmark (now in his fifth Olympics), and Bino Bini of Italy, who had withdrawn from the 1924 final after Oreste Puliti had been disqualified for threatening a judge who ruled that Bini and others had thrown matches to Puliti. The Hungarian team had experience complete turnover from 1924, but was still expected to dominate; two-time defending world champion Sándor Gombos over teammates Ödön von Tersztyánszky and Attila Petschauer.[2]

Bulgaria, Egypt, Romania, and Yugoslavia each made their debut in the men's sabre. Italy and Denmark each made their sixth appearance in the event, tied for most of any nation.

Competition format[edit]

The event used a three-round format. In each round, the fencers were divided into pools to play a round-robin within the pool. Bouts were to five touches (up from three in 1920 and four in 1924). Standard sabre rules applied.[2]

  • Quarterfinals: There were 8 pools of between 3 and 7 fencers each. The top 3 fencers in each quarterfinal advanced to the semifinals.
  • Semifinals: There were 3 pools of 8 fencers each. The top 4 fencers in each semifinal advanced to the final.
  • Final: The final pool had 12 fencers.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
Friday, 10 August 1928 9:00 Quarterfinals
Saturday, 11 August 1928  
11:00
Semifinals
Final

Results[edit]

Source: Official results;[3] De Wael[4]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Each pool was a round-robin. Bouts were to five touches. The top three fencers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.

Quarterfinal A[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Edward Brookfield  Great Britain N/A Q
Abelardo Castro  Chile N/A Q
Mohamed Charaoui  Egypt N/A Q

Quarterfinal B[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Bino Bini  Italy 4 Q
2 Ivan Osiier  Denmark 3 Q
3 Raoul Fristeau  France 3 Q
4 Hassan Niazi  Egypt 2
5 Franjo Fröhlich  Yugoslavia 2
6 Barry Notley  Great Britain 1

Quarterfinal C[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Attila Petschauer  Hungary 5 Q
2 Roger Ducret  France 3 Q
3 Jens Berthelsen  Denmark 3 Q
4 Guy Harry  Great Britain 2
5 Nickolas Muray  United States 1
6 Henri Wijnoldy-Daniëls  Netherlands 1

Quarterfinal D[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Adrianus de Jong  Netherlands 5 Q
2 Heinrich Moos  Germany 4 Q
3 Jean Lacroix  France 2 Q
4 Dimitar Vasilev  Bulgaria 2
5 Viggo Stilling-Andersen  Denmark 2
6 Nami Yayak  Turkey 0

Quarterfinal E[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Jan van der Wiel  Netherlands 4 Q
2 Henri Brasseur  Belgium 2 Q
3 John Huffman  United States 2 Q
4 Isidro González  Spain 1
5 Muhuttin Okyavuz  Turkey 1

Quarterfinal F[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Sándor Gombos  Hungary 5 Q
2 Arturo De Vecchi  Italy 4 Q
3 Denis Dolecsko  Romania 2 Q
4 Édouard Yves  Belgium 2
5 Tomás Goyoaga  Chile 2
6 Asen Lekarski  Bulgaria 0

Quarterfinal G[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Erwin Casmir  Germany 4 Q
2 Norman Cohn-Armitage  United States 3 Q
3 Jacques Kesteloot  Belgium 2 Q
4 Sigurd Akre-Aas  Norway 1
5 Francisco González  Spain 0

Quarterfinal H[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Gustavo Marzi  Italy 6 Q
2 Ödön von Tersztyánszky  Hungary 5 Q
3 Hans Thomson  Germany 4 Q
4 Mihai Raicu  Romania 2
5 Efrain Díaz  Chile 2
6 Juan Jesús García  Spain 2
7 Enver Balkan  Turkey 0

Semifinals[edit]

Each pool was a round-robin. Bouts were to five touches. The top four fencers in each pool advanced to the final.

Semifinal A[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Bino Bini  Italy 7 Q
2 Ödön von Tersztyánszky  Hungary 5 Q
3 Jan van der Wiel  Netherlands 5 Q
4 Roger Ducret  France 5 Q
5 Jens Berthelsen  Denmark 3
6 Heinrich Moos  Germany 2
7 Denis Dolecsko  Romania 1
8 Henri Brasseur  Belgium 0

Semifinal B[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Attila Petschauer  Hungary 6 Q
2 Erwin Casmir  Germany 6 Q
3 Arturo De Vecchi  Italy 6 Q
4 Jean Lacroix  France 3 Q
5 John Huffman  United States 3
6 Edward Brookfield  Great Britain 2
7 Mohamed Charaoui  Egypt 1
8 Abelardo Castro  Chile 1

Semifinal C[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Notes
1 Gustavo Marzi  Italy 6 Q
2 Hans Thomson  Germany 4 Q
3 Sándor Gombos  Hungary 4 Q
4 Adrianus de Jong  Netherlands 4 Q
5 Ivan Osiier  Denmark 3
6 Raoul Fristeau  France 3
7 Norman Cohn-Armitage  United States 2
8 Jacques Kesteloot  Belgium 2

Final[edit]

The final was a round-robin. Bouts were to five touches. A tie for first-place was broken with a single barrage bout, with von Tersztyánszky defeating Petschauer 5-2.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ödön von Tersztyánszky  Hungary 9 2
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Attila Petschauer  Hungary 9 2
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bino Bini  Italy 8 3
4 Gustavo Marzi  Italy 8 3
5 Sándor Gombos  Hungary 8 3
6 Erwin Casmir  Germany 6 5
7 Arturo De Vecchi  Italy 5 6
8 Roger Ducret  France 5 6
9 Adrianus de Jong  Netherlands 4 7
10 Jean Lacroix  France 2 9
11 Jan van der Wiel  Netherlands 2 9
12 Hans Thomson  Germany 0 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1928 Olympic Results - Men's sabre". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Sabre, Individual, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  3. ^ "1928 Summer Olympics official report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Fencing 1928".