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Fencing at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Team

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): State Armory of the 160th Infantry, Olympic Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 31, 1932
Date Finished: August 1, 1932

Gold: FRA France
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: USA United States

Summary

Italy were the defending champions and had won the 1930 and 1931 World Championships, and with three of the four top places going to Italians in the individual foil (held after this event), they appeared to have the strongest team. But in the final pool, Italy, France and the United States tied with two victories against one defeat, Denmark losing all their matches and placing fourth. The medals came down to a barrage, in which France and Italy both easily defeated the United States. The French-Italian match decided the gold medal and was very close, with both teams winning eight bouts, the gold medal going to France on touches.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 France FRA Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 United States USA Bronze
4 Denmark DEN
5T Argentina ARG
5T Mexico MEX