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Fencing at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Team

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Events:

Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Fernando Montes de Oca Fencing Hall, Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 24, 1968
Date Finished: October 25, 1968

Gold: HUN Hungary
Silver: URS Soviet Union
Bronze: POL Poland

Summary

The Soviet Union were the hot favourites for gold having won the last two World Championships and with both the World and Olympic champions in their team. The Soviets were untroubled in reaching the gold medal match where they would face Hungary, who had been similarly impressive in the qualifying rounds. Newly crowned individual champion [Győző Kulcsár] surprisingly lost all of his bouts for Hungary in the final but his teammates rallied magnificently to post a 7-4 victory over the USSR.

The bronze medal went to Poland who defeated West Germany.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal PoolSemi-FinalsRound One

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Poland POL Bronze
4 West Germany FRG
5 East Germany GDR
6 Italy ITA
7T France FRA
7T Great Britain GBR
9T Sweden SWE
9T Austria AUT
3 p1 r1/4 United States USA
3 p2 r1/4 Mexico MEX
3 p3 r1/4 Canada CAN
3 p4 r1/4 Switzerland SUI
3 p5 r1/4 Brazil BRA
4 p1 r1/4 Portugal POR
4 p2 r1/4 Australia AUS
4 p3 r1/4 Argentina ARG
4 p4 r1/4 Ireland IRL
4 p5 r1/4 Cuba CUB