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Fencing at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Team

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Palace of Engineering, Wembley, London
Date Started: July 30, 1948
Date Finished: July 31, 1948

Gold: FRA France
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: BEL Belgium


The 12-year gap between celebrations had not tipped the balance in men’s foil to any great degree. France and Italy still towered over the opposition perhaps even by a greater margin than in previous Games and the two nations made ruthless progress to their eventual gold medal showdown. The deciding match proved to be a classic and after the requisite 16 bouts the teams remained deadlocked on eight wins apiece. The tiebreaker, numbers of hits made, was almost as close but narrowly favoured the French who won the title by 62-60.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 France FRA Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 Belgium BEL Bronze
4 United States USA
5T Argentina ARG
5T Egypt EGY
5T Great Britain GBR
5T Hungary HUN
3 p1 r2/4 Canada CAN
3 p2 r2/4 Finland FIN
3 p3 r2/4 Denmark DEN
3 p4 r2/4 Uruguay URU
3 p1 r1/4 Ireland IRL
3 p2 r1/4 Greece GRE
3 p4 r1/4 Switzerland SUI
3 p6 r1/4 Netherlands NED