Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's sabre

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Men's sabre
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueWestend Tennis Hall, Espoo
Dates31 July – 1 August
Competitors66 from 26 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Pál Kovács  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aladár Gerevich  Hungary
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tibor Berczelly  Hungary
← 1948
1956 →

The men's sabre was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics programme. It was the twelfth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 31 July 1952 to 1 August 1952. 66 fencers from 26 nations competed.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The competition format was pool play round-robin, with bouts to five 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 foil event received byes through round 1:

Pool 1[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Hubert Loisel  Austria 6 1 20 Q
2 Leszek Suski  Poland 4 3 22 Q
3 Edgardo Pomini  Argentina 4 3 23 Q
4 Ion Santo  Romania 4 3 25 Q
5 Ivan Ruben  Denmark 3 4 25
6 Umberto Menegalli  Switzerland 3 4 31
7 Olaf Sandner  Venezuela 2 5 32
8 Ivan Lund  Australia 2 5 33

Pool 2[edit]

Plattner defeated Molnar in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Wojciech Zabłocki  Poland 6 1 20 Q
2 William Beatley  Great Britain 5 2 21 Q
3 Willy Fascher  Germany 5 2 25 Q
4 Werner Plattner  Austria 4 3 22 Q
5 Etienne Molnar  Brazil 4 3 23
6 Karl Bach  Saar 2 5 32
7 Jock Gibson  Australia 2 5 33
8 João Pessanha  Portugal 0 7 35

Pool 3[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 José D'Andrea  Argentina 5 1 21 Q
2 Heinz Lechner  Austria 4 2 27 19 Q
3 Antonio Haro  Mexico 4 2 25 19 Q
4 Adalbert Gurath Sr.  Romania 4 2 21 Q
5 Hans Esser  Germany 3 3 25
6 Ahmed Abou-Shadi  Egypt 1 5 28
7 Roland Asselin  Canada 0 6 30

Pool 4[edit]

Carnera defeated Rau in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 François Heywaert  Belgium 5 1 14 Q
1 Ivan Manayenko  Soviet Union 5 1 15 Q
1 Jerzy Pawłowski  Poland 5 1 22 Q
4 Raimondo Carnera  Denmark 3 4 26 Q
5 Ernst Rau  Saar 3 4 26
6 John Fethers  Australia 2 6 28
7 Rafael Cámara  Mexico 2 5 32
8 Gustavo Gutiérrez  Venezuela 1 5 29

Pool 5[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Boris Belyakov  Soviet Union 4 1 17 Q
1 Gustave Ballister  Belgium 4 2 16 Q
3 Bob Anderson  Great Britain 4 2 20 Q
4 Daniel Sande  Argentina 3 3 26 Q
5 Benito Ramos  Mexico 2 4 23
6 Alfred Eriksen  Norway 2 4 26
7 José Ferreira  Portugal 1 4 24

Pool 6[edit]

Amez-Droz defeated Liebscher in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Ilie Tudor  Romania 5 1 17 Q
1 Marcel Van Der Auwera  Belgium 5 2 18 Q
3 Henry Nordin  Sweden 5 2 23 Q
4 Jules Amez-Droz  Switzerland 4 3 25 Q
5 Richard Liebscher  Germany 4 3 26
6 Günther Knödler  Saar 1 4 23
6 Eduardo López  Guatemala 1 5 27
6 Edmundo López  Venezuela 1 6 33

Pool 7[edit]

Abdel Rahman defeated Eriksson in a barrage for fourth place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Palle Frey  Denmark 6 0 30 12 Q
2 Otto Greter  Switzerland 5 2 22 Q
3 Lev Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 5 1 11 Q
4 Mohamed Abdel Rahman  Egypt 4 3 25 Q
5 Bo Eriksson  Sweden 4 3 25
6 Álvaro Silva  Portugal 2 5 29
7 Shinichi Maki  Japan 0 6 30
7 Olgierd Porebski  Great Britain 0 6 30

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 Aladár Gerevich  Hungary 6 1 12 Q
2 Leszek Suski  Poland 5 2 20 Q
3 Ivan Manayenko  Soviet Union 5 2 22 Q
4 Renzo Nostini  Italy 4 3 24 Q
5 Palle Frey  Denmark 3 4 25
6 Antonio Haro  Mexico 3 4 29
7 José D'Andrea  Argentina 1 6 32
8 Allan Kwartler  United States 1 6 34

Pool 2[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Pál Kovács  Hungary 6 0 30 14 Q
2 Werner Plattner  Austria 5 1 Q
3 Gustave Ballister  Belgium 4 3 22 Q
4 Adalbert Gurath Sr.  Romania 4 3 30 Q
5 George Worth  United States 3 4 28 27
6 Lev Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 3 4 22 27
7 Wojciech Zabłocki  Poland 2 5 30
8 Edgardo Pomini  Argentina 0 7 35

Pool 3[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Tibor Berczelly  Hungary 5 2 20 Q
2 Heinz Lechner  Austria 5 2 21 Q
3 Ilie Tudor  Romania 5 2 23 Q
4 François Heywaert  Belgium 4 3 25 Q
5 Boris Belyakov  Soviet Union 3 4 26
6 Jean-François Tournon  France 3 4 31
7 Otto Greter  Switzerland 2 5 33
8 Raimondo Carnera  Denmark 1 6 34

Pool 4[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Vincenzo Pinton  Italy 5 1 14 Q
2 Jean Levavasseur  France 5 1 15 Q
3 Joe de Capriles  United States 5 1 17 Q
4 Daniel Sande  Argentina 5 2 23 Q
5 Marcel Van Der Auwera  Belgium 3 3 22
6 William Beatley  Great Britain 2 5 24
7 Willy Fascher  Germany 0 6 30
7 Ion Santo  Romania 0 6 30

Pool 5[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Jacques Lefèvre  France 5 0 25 1 Q
2 Hubert Loisel  Austria 4 1 17 Q
2 Gastone Darè  Italy 4 2 18 Q
2 Jerzy Pawłowski  Poland 4 2 21 Q
5 Mohamed Abdel Rahman  Egypt 2 4 26
5 Henry Nordin  Sweden 2 4 26
7 Bob Anderson  Great Britain 1 4 21
8 Jules Amez-Droz  Switzerland 0 5 25

Semifinals[edit]

The top 3 finishers in each pool advanced to the final.[3] Renzo Nostini did not compete in the semifinals.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Gastone Darè  Italy 4 1 13 Q
1 Aladár Gerevich  Hungary 4 1 14 Q
1 Heinz Lechner  Austria 4 1 17 Q
4 Daniel Sande  Argentina 2 3 20
4 Ivan Manayenko  Soviet Union 2 3 22
4 Joe de Capriles  United States 2 4 24
7 Ilie Tudor  Romania 0 5 25

Semifinal 2[edit]

Ballister defeated Loisel in a barrage for third place.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Pál Kovács  Hungary 5 0 25 6 Q
2 Vincenzo Pinton  Italy 4 1 16 Q
3 Gustave Ballister  Belgium 2 3 21 Q
4 Hubert Loisel  Austria 2 3 20
5 Jean Levavasseur  France 1 4 22
6 Jerzy Pawłowski  Poland 1 4 24

Semifinal 3[edit]

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR Notes
1 Jacques Lefèvre  France 4 1 12 Q
2 Werner Plattner  Austria 3 1 14 Q
3 Tibor Berczelly  Hungary 3 2 17 Q
4 Adalbert Gurath Sr.  Romania 2 3 18
5 Leszek Suski  Poland 1 3 18
6 François Heywaert  Belgium 1 4 22

Final[edit]

Berczelly defeated Darè in a barrage for the bronze medal.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses TS TR
1st, gold medalist(s) Pál Kovács  Hungary 8 0 40 19
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aladár Gerevich  Hungary 7 1 16
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tibor Berczelly  Hungary 5 3 22
4 Gastone Darè  Italy 5 3 27
5 Werner Plattner  Austria 4 4 34
6 Jacques Lefèvre  France 3 5 25
7 Vincenzo Pinton  Italy 2 6 32
8 Heinz Lechner  Austria 2 6 35
9 Gustave Ballister  Belgium 0 8 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fencing: 1952 Olympic Results - Men's sabre". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b Official Report, p. 499.
  3. ^ a b Official Report, p. 500.