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Fencing at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Individual

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Physical Culture Gymnasium, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 7, 1904
Date Finished: September 7, 1904
Format: Round-robin pool.

Gold: CUB Ramón Fonst
Silver: USA Charles Tatham
Bronze: USA Albertson Van Zo Post

Summary

[Charles Tatham] had won the US Championship in 1901-03 but the best American fencer in 1904 was likely Charles Bothner, US Champion that year with both foil and épée, but he did not compete at the 1904 Olympics. Results of the matches in this event are not known, but gold went to Cuban Ramón Fonst, who had won the title at the 1900 Olympics in Paris, and also won the individual foil in St. Louis. Tatham came in for the silver medal, followed by Albertson Van Zo Post, who had been American champion with this weapon in 1896, and would win again in 1912. Fonst actually competed again at the 1924 Olympics, after an absence of 20 years, but won no medals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ramón Fonst 20 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Charles Tatham 49 United States USA Silver
3 Albertson Van Zo Post 37 United States USA Bronze
4 Gustav Casmir 29 Germany GER
5 Fitzhugh Townsend United States USA