Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Memorial Hall, Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 20, 1964
Date Finished: October 21, 1964
The 44-year long domination of the event by France and Italy seemed due to be broken at the Tokyo Olympics. Neither country had won a world title since the 1960 Games with the Soviet Union in 1961 and 1962 and then Poland, on home soil in 1963, emerging as champions.
After the events of the individual competition where the USSR had placed first and third it seemed inevitable that they would be the nation to break the Franco-Italian monopoly but it was not to be.
The Soviets lost in the semi-finals to a Hungarian team inspired by [Győző Kulcsár]. Kulcsár’s performance formed the bedrock of the eventual Hungarian gold medal victory. He fought 20 times in the competition and won every single one of them, culminating in his four victories against Italy in the final. France beat Sweden for bronze.
|3 p1 r1/5||Argentina||ARG|
|3 p2 r1/5||Australia||AUS|
|3 p3 r1/5||Japan||JPN|
|3 p4 r1/5||United States||USA|
|3 p5 r1/5||South Korea||KOR|
|4 p1 r1/5||Lebanon||LIB|
|4 p2 r1/5||Colombia||COL|
|4 p3 r1/5||Iran||IRI|