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Fencing at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Zappeion, Athina
Date Started: April 9, 1896
Date Finished: April 9, 1896

Gold: GRE Ioannis Georgiadis
Silver: GRE Tilemakhos Karakalos
Bronze: DEN Holger Nielsen


[Adolf Schmal] was considered to be one of the favorites but he succeeded in winning only one match. After two rounds, Schmal had two victories against [Ioannis Georgiadis] (3-0) and [Holger Nielsen] (3-1). The King, the Crown Prince and their entourage then arrived. The officials decided to re-start the competition, abandoning the earlier results so that the Royal Family could watch the entire tournament. Schmal succeeded in winning only one match in the re-started competition.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ioannis Georgiadis 20 Greece GRE Gold
2 Tilemakhos Karakalos Greece GRE Silver
3 Holger Nielsen 29 Denmark DEN Bronze
4 Adolf Schmal 23 Austria AUT
5 Georgios Iatridis Greece GRE