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Fencing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Team

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Congress Palace, Roma
Date Started: September 9, 1960
Date Finished: September 9, 1960

Gold: ITA Italy
Silver: GBR Great Britain
Bronze: URS Soviet Union

Summary

By 1960 the core of the Italian team had been so successful for the decade was an aging one. They may have included the last three Olympic champions in [Edoardo Mangiarotti], [Giuseppe Delfino], and [Carlo Pavesi] but by now they were in their late 30s and early 40s with the best of their careers behind them. Their opponents in the final were a British team who relied on the rising stars [Allan Jay] and [Bill Hoskyns] but who were a little short in depth of talent. Although Jay avenged his defeat to Delfino from the individual final he was unable to prevent the Italian team from recording a comfortable victory.

This was an Olympic swansong for Mangiarotti who bowed out of the Olympics with a career record of six gold medals amongst a record 13 medal haul which, through 2014, remains a record for a fencer. The Soviet Union placed third.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Italy ITA Gold
2 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Hungary HUN
5T Germany GER
5T Luxembourg LUX
5T Sweden SWE
5T Switzerland SUI
9T Japan JPN
9T United States USA
9T Finland FIN
9T Belgium BEL
9T France FRA
9T Poland POL
3 p1 r1/5 Portugal POR
3 p2 r1/5 Mexico MEX
3 p3 r1/5 Lebanon LIB
3 p4 r1/5 Ireland IRL
3 p5 r1/5 Morocco MAR
3 p6 r1/5 Australia AUS
3 p7 r1/5 Spain ESP