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Fencing at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Zappeion, Athina
Date Started: April 7, 1896
Date Finished: April 7, 1896

Gold: FRA Eugène Henry Gravelotte
Silver: FRA Henri Callot
Bronze: GRE Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromikhalis
GRE Athanasios Vouros


The format of this event was two round-robin pools of four fencers each. The first to score three touches in each match was the winner. The winners of each pool, Eugène-Henri Gravelotte and Henri Callot, both Frenchmen, then met in the finals to determine the champion. There is no record of other matches being held to determine the other positions. Gravelotte was a medical student who celebrated his victory that night by drinking a glass of retzina (wine) at the Acropolis.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Eugène Henry Gravelotte 20 France FRA Gold
2 Henri Callot France FRA Silver
3T Athanasios Vouros Greece GRE Bronze
3T Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromikhalis Greece GRE Bronze
5T Konstantinos Komninos-Miliotis Greece GRE
5T Henri de Laborde France FRA
7T Ioannis Poulos Greece GRE
7T Georgios Valakakis Greece GRE