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Fencing at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Individual, Three Hits

Fencing at the 1906 Summer Games:


Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Zappeion, Athina
Date Started: April 28, 1906
Date Finished: May 1, 1906

Gold: GER Gustav Casmir
Silver: NED George van Rossem
Bronze: HUN Péter Tóth


Listed in some sources as the three-cornered sabre, it is quite clear from all 1906 sources, in various languages, that this event was a standard sabre competition with each match decided by three hits. Twenty-two competitors fenced in two elimination pools to determine the ten finalists. The winner was Gustav Casmir with George van Rossem of the Netherlands second.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gustav Casmir 31 Germany GER Gold
2 George van Rossem 23 Netherlands NED Silver
3 Péter Tóth 23 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Emil Schön 33 Germany GER
5 Jenő Apáthy Hungary HUN
6 Ernst Königsgarten 25 Austria AUT
AC r2/2 Federico Cesarano 19 Italy ITA
AC r2/2 Maurits van Löben Sels 29 Netherlands NED
AC r2/2 Konstantinos Fotiadis Greece GRE
AC r2/2 Arie de Jong 23 Netherlands NED
AC p1 r1/2 Hendrik van Blijenburgh 28 Netherlands NED
AC p1 r1/2 Otto Herschmann 29 Austria AUT
AC p1 r1/2 James, Baron Melvill van Carnbée 38 Netherlands NED
AC p2 r1/2 Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh 24 Netherlands NED
AC p2 r1/2 Béla Nagy Hungary HUN
AC p2 r1/2 Antal Hámos Hungary HUN
AC p2 r1/2 Robert Krünert Germany GER
AC p1 r1/2 Johannes Osten 26 Netherlands NED DNF
AC p1 r1/2 August Petri Germany GER DNF
AC p1 r1/2 Khristos Zorbas Greece GRE DNF
AC p2 r1/2 Jakob Erckrath de Bary 42 Germany GER DNF