Fencing At the 1896 Summer Olympics
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Fencing At the 1896 Summer Olympics
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At the 1896 Summer Olympics, three fencing events were contested at the Zappeion. They were prepared and organized by the Sub-Committee for Fencing. The épée event for men was cancelled. All fencing was done to three touches. Events were held on 7 April and 9 April 1896. 15 athletes from four nations competed; 8 fencers from 3 nations won one medal each.

Medal summary

The final sword match 1896 Summer Olympics

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal.

Participating nations

Fencing before the king of Greece, 1896, by André Castaigne

A total of 15 fencers from four nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Greece2114
2 France1203
3 Denmark0011
Totals (3 nations)3328

Sub-Committee for Fencing

  • Ioannis Phokianos, president
  • Georgios Streit, secretary
  • Ioannis Yenissarlis
  • Loukas Belos
  • Nikolaos Politis
  • Chas. Waldstein
  • Dimitrios Aiginitis
  • Dimitrios Sekkeris
  • Spyridon Koumoundouros
  • Konstantinos Manos
  • Spyridon Antonopoulos

See also

References

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck. (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9. (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.

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