Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's épée

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Men's épée
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueWestend Tennis Hall, Espoo
Dates27–28 July
Competitors76 from 29 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dario Mangiarotti  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Oswald Zappelli  Switzerland
← 1948
1956 →

The men's épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eleventh appearance of the event. The competition was held from 27 July 1952 to 28 July 1952. 76 fencers from 29 nations competed.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The competition format was pool play round-robin, with bouts to three touches. Not all bouts were played in some pools if not necessary to determine advancement. Ties were broken through fence-off bouts ("barrages") in early rounds if necessary for determining advancement. Ties not necessary for advancement were either not broken (if at least one fencer had not finished all bouts in the round-robin) or broken first by touches received and then by touches scored. In the final, ties were broken by barrage if necessary for medal placement but otherwise first by touches received and then by touches scored.[2]

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to round 2.[2] Fencers from the four teams that advanced to the final of the men's team épée event received byes through round 1:

Pool 1[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Adam Krajewski  Poland 5 1 8 Q
1 Antonio Haro  Mexico 5 1 9 Q
3 Erkki Kerttula  Finland 4 2 10 Q
3 József Sákovics  Hungary 4 2 12 Q
5 Alfred Eriksen  Norway 2 4 14
5 Gustavo Gutiérrez  Venezuela 2 4 16
5 Robert Henrion  Belgium 2 4 16
8 Eduardo López  Guatemala 0 6 18

Pool 2[edit]

Mourão and Meraz defeated Amaral in a three-way barrage for third and fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Raimondo Carnera  Denmark 5 2 8 Q
2 Mohamed Abdel Rahman  Egypt 5 2 10 Q
3 Álvaro Mário Mourão  Portugal 4 3 16 13 Q
4 Emilio Meraz  Mexico 4 3 15 13 Q
5 Darío Amaral  Brazil 4 3 15
6 Vito Simonetti  Argentina 2 5 16
7 That Hải Tơn  Vietnam 2 5 19
8 George Carpenter  Ireland 1 6 19

Pool 3[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Béla Rerrich  Hungary 5 2 10 Q
2 Allan Jay  Great Britain 4 3 9 Q
3 César Pekelman  Brazil 4 3 13 Q
4 Wojciech Rydz  Poland 4 3 14 Q
5 Yury Deksbakh  Soviet Union 3 4 13
6 Vasile Chelaru  Romania 3 4 14
7 Giovanni Bertorelli  Venezuela 1 6 10 19
7 Patrick Duffy  Ireland 1 6 10 19

Pool 4[edit]

Przeździecki defeated Brooke in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Mogens Lüchow  Denmark 5 1 7 Q
1 Jean-Baptiste Maquet  Belgium 5 2 11 Q
3 Edward Vebell  United States 4 2 12 Q
4 Andrzej Przeździecki  Poland 3 4 15 Q
5 Edward Brooke  Canada 3 4 14
6 Santiago Massini  Argentina 2 5 16
7 Zoltan Uray  Romania 1 6 18
8 Charles Stanmore  Australia 1 6 19

Pool 5[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 René Dybkær  Denmark 5 1 8 Q
1 Ivan Lund  Australia 5 2 14 Q
3 Johan von Koss  Norway 4 3 12 Q
4 Ghislain Delaunois  Belgium 4 3 13 Q
5 Armand Mouyal  France 3 4 15
6 Enrique Rettberg  Argentina 2 4 13
7 Abelardo Menéndez  Cuba 1 6 13 20
8 Juozas Ūdras  Soviet Union 1 6 10 20

Pool 6[edit]

Kearney defeated Soberón and de Paula in a three-way barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Álvaro Pinto  Denmark 6 1 9 Q
2 Claude Nigon  France 6 1 11 Q
3 Ronald Parfitt  Great Britain 4 3 16 Q
4 Tom Kearney  Ireland 3 4 17 Q
5 Rubén Soberón  Guatemala 3 4 14
6 Walter de Paula  Brazil 3 4 15
7 Lev Saychuk  Soviet Union 2 5 18
8 Heikki Raitio  Finland 1 6 19

Pool 7[edit]

Bougnol defeated Camous, Skrobisch, and Kroggel in a four-way barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Barnabás Berzsenyi  Hungary 4 3 19 14 Q
2 Rolf Wiik  Finland 4 3 18 14 Q
3 Benito Ramos  Mexico 4 3 17 Q
4 René Bougnol  France 3 4 14 Q
5 Juan Camous  Venezuela 3 4 15
6 Alfred Skrobisch  Brazil 3 4 15
7 Erwin Kroggel  Germany 3 4 15
8 Shinichi Maki  Japan 1 6 20

Pool 8[edit]

Dias and Fethers defeated Makler in a three-way barrage for third and fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Nicolae Marinescu  Romania 5 2 13 Q
2 Egill Knutzen  Finland 4 3 13 Q
3 Carlos Dias  Portugal 3 4 17 Q
3 John Fethers  Australia 3 4 17 Q
5 Paul Makler Sr.  United States 3 4 14
6 René Paul  Great Britain 2 5 18
7 Antonio Chocano  Guatemala 1 6 13 19
8 Roland Asselin  Canada 1 6 12 19

Round 2[edit]

The top 4 finishers in each pool advanced to the semifinals.[3]

Pool 1[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Dario Mangiarotti  Italy 6 1 8 Q
2 Sven Fahlman  Sweden 6 2 12 Q
3 Jean-Baptiste Maquet  Belgium 5 2 11 Q
4 René Bougnol  France 5 3 19 Q
5 Antonio Haro  Mexico 4 4 18
6 César Pekelman  Brazil 3 5 18
7 Nicolae Marinescu  Romania 3 5 20
8 Wojciech Rydz  Poland 2 5 17
9 Álvaro Pinto  Denmark 0 7 21

Pool 2[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy 5 2 9 Q
2 Allan Jay  Great Britain 5 2 10 Q
3 Edward Vebell  United States 4 3 13 Q
4 Álvaro Mário Mourão  Portugal 4 3 15 Q
5 Emilio Meraz  Mexico 3 4 15
6 Claude Nigon  France 3 4 17
7 Béla Rerrich  Hungary 2 5 18
8 Paul Meister  Hungary 1 6 20

Pool 3[edit]

Dybkær defeated Barth in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Carlo Pavesi  Italy 5 1 4 Q
1 Léon Buck  Luxembourg 5 1 8 Q
1 Mohamed Abdel Rahman  Egypt 5 3 14 Q
4 René Dybkær  Denmark 4 4 19 Q
5 Paul Barth  Switzerland 4 4 14
6 Johan von Koss  Norway 2 5 17
7 Andrzej Przeździecki  Poland 2 5 19
8 Ivan Lund  Australia 1 6 19
9 Carlos Dias  Portugal 1 6 20

Pool 4[edit]

Forssell defeated Delaunois and Berzsenyi in a three-way barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Émile Gretsch  Luxembourg 5 3 14 Q
2 Rolf Wiik  Finland 5 3 20 16 Q
3 Mogens Lüchow  Denmark 5 3 20 16 Q
4 Carl Forssell  Sweden 4 4 16 Q
5 Ghislain Delaunois  Belgium 4 4 22 17
6 Barnabás Berzsenyi  Hungary 4 4 23 17
7 Ronald Parfitt  Great Britain 3 5 19
8 Adam Krajewski  Poland 3 5 20

Pool 5[edit]

Sákovics and Zappelli defeated Fethers in a three-way barrage for third and fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Erkki Kerttula  Finland 6 1 7 Q
2 Per Carleson  Sweden 5 2 12 Q
3 József Sákovics  Hungary 4 4 15 Q
4 Oswald Zappelli  Switzerland 4 4 15 Q
5 John Fethers  Australia 4 4 17
6 Raimondo Carnera  Denmark 3 5 19
7 Egill Knutzen  Finland 2 5 16
8 Jean-Fernand Leischen  Luxembourg 2 5 17
9 Tom Kearney  Ireland 2 6 20

Semifinals[edit]

The top 5 finishers in each pool advanced to the final.[3]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy 9 0 27 4 Q
2 Erkki Kerttula  Finland 6 3 12 Q
3 Oswald Zappelli  Switzerland 6 3 16 Q
4 Carl Forssell  Sweden 5 4 16 Q
5 Carlo Pavesi  Italy 5 4 20 Q
6 Sven Fahlman  Sweden 4 5 20
7 René Dybkær  Denmark 2 6 20
7 Émile Gretsch  Luxembourg 2 6 21
9 Álvaro Mário Mourão  Portugal 2 7 22
10 Jean-Baptiste Maquet  Belgium 1 8 25

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Mogens Lüchow  Denmark 7 2 12 Q
2 Per Carleson  Sweden 6 3 12 Q
3 Dario Mangiarotti  Italy 6 3 15 Q
4 József Sákovics  Hungary 6 3 18 Q
5 Léon Buck  Luxembourg 5 4 16 Q
6 Allan Jay  Great Britain 4 5 18
7 Mohamed Abdel Rahman  Egypt 4 5 19
8 Rolf Wiik  Finland 4 5 22
9 Edward Vebell  United States 3 6 21
10 René Bougnol  France 0 9 27

Final[edit]

There was a three-way barrage for silver, bronze, and fourth place. D. Mangiarotti came out best in that barrage, followed by Zappelli and then Buck.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR
1st, gold medalist(s) Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy 7 2 12
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dario Mangiarotti  Italy 6 3 16
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Oswald Zappelli  Switzerland 6 3 18
4 Léon Buck  Luxembourg 6 3 19
5 József Sákovics  Hungary 5 4 17
6 Carlo Pavesi  Italy 4 5 21
7 Per Carleson  Sweden 3 6 20
8 Carl Forssell  Sweden 3 6 23
9 Erkki Kerttula  Finland 2 7 23
10 Mogens Lüchow  Denmark 2 7 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1952 Olympic Results - Men's épée". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b Official Report, p. 490.
  3. ^ a b Official Report, p. 491.