You Are Here > > > > > Men's Épée, Team

Fencing at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Team

Fencing at the 1948 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games ▪ Next Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Palace of Engineering, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 5, 1948
Date Finished: August 6, 1948

Gold: FRA France
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: SWE Sweden

Summary

To the surprise of no one France and Italy were once again the hot favourites after reaching the final of the 1947 World Championships. Whilst Italy cruised into the final pool, France lost to Belguim at the semi-final stage and came perilously close to being eliminated from the tournament.

France recovered and forced a decisive match in the final pool against the Italians.

Italy started brightly against France, winning four of the first five bouts. The French

team then recovered and lost only one of the remaining 11 bouts. Michel Pecheux, a former World Champion who was a last minute addition to the team, won all

his bouts in the final pool.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 France FRA Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Denmark DEN
5T Belgium BEL
5T Hungary HUN
5T Luxembourg LUX
5T Switzerland SUI
3 p1 r2/4 Norway NOR
3 p2 r2/4 Egypt EGY
3 p3 r2/4 Argentina ARG
3 p4 r2/4 United States USA
4 p1 r2/4 Poland POL
4 p2 r2/4 Great Britain GBR
3 p1 r1/4 Cuba CUB
3 p2 r1/4 Mexico MEX
3 p3 r1/4 Finland FIN
3 p5 r1/4 Brazil BRA
3 p6 r1/4 Portugal POR
3 p7 r1/4 Greece GRE
4 p2 r1/4 Canada CAN