Fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's foil

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Men's foil
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue St Kilda Town Hall
Dates 26 November
Competitors 32 from 14 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Christian d'Oriola  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Giancarlo Bergamini  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Antonio Spallino  Italy
← 1952
1960 →
Fencing at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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Épée men  
Team épée men
Foil men women
Team foil men
Sabre men
Team sabre men

The men's foil was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics programme. It was the twelfth appearance of the event. The competition was held on 26 November 1956. 32 fencers from 14 nations competed.[1]


Fencer Country
Christian d'Oriola  France
Giancarlo Bergamini  Italy
Antonio Spallino  Italy
Allan Jay  Great Britain
József Gyuricza  Hungary
Claude Netter  France
Mark Midler  Soviet Union
Raymond Paul  Great Britain
André Verhalle  Belgium
Günter Stratmann  United Team of Germany
Yury Rudov  Soviet Union
Brian McCowage  Australia
Albie Axelrod  United States
Iuri Osip'ovi  Soviet Union
Michael Sichel  Australia
René Paul  Great Britain
Harold Goldsmith  United States
Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy
Ghislain Delaunois  Belgium
Mihály Fülöp  Hungary
Benito Ramos  Mexico
François Dehez  Belgium
Lajos Somodi, Sr.  Hungary
David McKenzie  Australia
Pablo Uribe  Colombia
Jacques Lataste  France
Santiago Massini  Argentina
Roland Asselin  Canada
Masayuki Sano  Japan
Gabriel Blando  Colombia
Byron Krieger  United States
Emilio Echeverry  Colombia


  1. ^ "Fencing: 1956 Olympic Results - Men's foil". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-11.