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Fencing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Women's Foil, Team

Fencing at the 1960 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Congress Palace, Roma
Date Started: September 3, 1960
Date Finished: September 3, 1960

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: HUN Hungary
Bronze: ITA Italy

Summary

The women’s team foil was the first fencing event to be introduced to the Olympic Games since the Paris Games of 1924. First contested at the 1950 World Championships, there had been separate World Championships for the event in the Olympic years of 1952 and 1956.

The USSR were generally considered to be hot favourites despite having lost the world title at the 1959 World Championships, when Hungary had produced a shock victory over a Soviet team that included the three fencers who swept the medals in the individual event.

The Soviets were desperately lucky to survive a quarter-final meeting with France, where they only won via the tie-break rule after winning the last five bouts in a row, but then easily defeated the Italian and Hungarian on their way to victory.

Hungary placed second ahead of Italy.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Germany GER
5T France FRA
5T Netherlands NED
5T Poland POL
5T Romania ROU
3 p1 r1/4 Venezuela VEN
3 p2 r1/4 Great Britain GBR
3 p3 r1/4 Austria AUT
3 p4 r1/4 United States USA