Fencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's team sabre

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Men's team sabre
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Venue Wembley Palace of Engineering, London
DatesAugust 10-August 11
Competitors85 from 17 nations
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Aladár Gerevich, Tibor Berczelly, Rudolf Kárpáti, Pál Kovács, László Rajcsányi, Bertalan Papp Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary
Silver medal icon.svg Vincenzo Pinton, Gastone Darè, Carlo Turcato, Mauro Racca, Aldo Montano, Renzo Nostini Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Bronze medal icon.svg Norman Cohn-Armitage, George Worth, Tibor Nyilas, Dean Cetrulo, Miguel de Capriles, James Flynn US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
  1936
1952  

The men's team sabre was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eighth appearance of the event. The competition was held from August 10, 1948 to August 11, 1948. 85 fencers from 17 nations competed. [1]

Contents

The competition format continued the pool play round-robin from prior years. Each of the four fencers from one team would face each of the four from the other, for a total of 16 bouts per match. The team that won more bouts won the match, with competition potentially stopping when one team reached 9 points out of the possible 16 (this did not always occur and matches sometimes continued). If the bouts were 8–8, touches received was used to determine the winning team. Pool matches unnecessary to the result were not played. [2]

Rosters

Results

Round 1

The top two teams in each pool advanced to round 2. [2]

Pool 1

Egypt (13–3) and Czechoslovakia (9–2) each defeated Mexico.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  Egypt 10133Q
2Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia 1092Q
3Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico 02522

Pool 2

Austria (14–2) and France (9–1) each defeated Switzerland.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 10142Q
2Flag of France.svg  France 1091Q
3Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 02323

Pool 3

Poland (11–5) and Belgium (9–2) each defeated Turkey.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 10115Q
2Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1092Q
3Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 02720

Pool 4

The Netherlands (13–3) and Italy (9–1) each defeated Canada.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 10133Q
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1091Q
3Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 02422

Pool 5

The United States (14–2) and Argentina (9–1) each defeated Greece.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 10142Q
2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1091Q
3Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg  Greece 02323

Pool 6

Denmark withdrew, leaving Great Britain and Hungary to advance unopposed.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 0000Q
1Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary 0000Q
3Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0000Withdrew

Round 2

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the semifinals. [3]

Pool 1

Belgium (13–3) and Hungary (9–3) each defeated Egypt.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 10133Q
2Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary 1093Q
3Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  Egypt 02622

Pool 2

The United States (11–5) and Italy (9–4) each defeated Great Britain.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 10115Q
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1094Q
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 02920

Pool 3

Argentina beat the Netherlands 9–7, the Netherlands beat Czechoslovakia 10–6, and Argentina defeated Czechoslovakia 9–7.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 201814Q
2Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 111715Q
3Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia 021319

Pool 4

France (10–6) and Poland (8–8, 55–59 touches against) each defeated Austria.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of France.svg  France 10106Q
2Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 1088Q
3Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 021418

Semifinals

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the final. [4]

Semifinal 1

Hungary beat Argentina 15–1, Belgium defeated Poland 9–7, Belgium defeated Argentina 9–4, and Hungary beat Poland 12–3.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary 20274Q
2Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 201811Q
3Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 021021
4Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 02524

Semifinal 2

Italy beat the Netherlands 13–3, the United States defeated France 11–5, the United States defeated the Netherlands 9–2, and Italy beat France 9–5.

RankNationMWMLBWBLNotes
1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 20228Q
2US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 20207Q
3Flag of France.svg  France 021020
4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 02522

Final

In the first pairings, Italy defeated Belgium and Hungary beat the United States, each by a score of 10–6. Hungary (9–1 over Belgium) and Italy (8–8 over the United States, prevailing by touches received 59–61) won again in the second set of matches as well. The United States beat Belgium 10–5 in a de facto bronze medal match, while Hungary prevailed 10–6 over Italy for the gold medal.

RankNationMWMLBWBL
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary 302913
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 212424
Bronze medal icon.svgUS flag 48 stars.svg  United States 122423
4Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 031229

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References

  1. "Fencing: 1948 Olympic Results - Men's team sabre". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  2. 1 2 Official Report, p. 370.
  3. Official Report, p. 371.
  4. Official Report, p. 372.