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Fencing at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Individual

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Fencing Hall 1, Exhibition Lands (Hall 11 & 12), München; Fencing Hall 1, Exhibition Lands (Hall 20), München
Date Started: August 29, 1972
Date Finished: August 30, 1972

Gold: POL Witold Woyda
Silver: HUN Jenő Kamuti
Bronze: FRA Christian Noël


[Witold Woyda] had been one of the world's top fencers for more than a decade but not one of his 11 World and Olympic medals had been a gold one. He certainly wasn't the most impressive qualifier for the final stage of the tournament in Munich and came within a single hit of elimination at one stage. However things changed drastically in the medal pool as Woyda went on a five match winning streak to clinch the elusive first global title of his career in his fourth Olympic Games. He later left Poland and moved firstly to Italy and then to the USA

Repeating his silver medal from the Games of 1968 was Hungarian [Jenő Kamuti] who was to have a long career in sports administration. He served as Secretary-General of the International Fencing Federation and then took the identical job with the Hungarian Olympic Committee.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Witold Woyda 33 Poland POL Gold
2 Jenő Kamuti 34 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Christian Noël 27 France FRA Bronze
4 Mihai Ţiu 26 Romania ROU
5 Vladimir Denisov 25 Soviet Union URS
6 Marek Dąbrowski 22 Poland POL
4 p1 r4/5 Nicola Granieri 30 Italy ITA
4 p2 r4/5 Friedrich Wessel 27 West Germany FRG
5 p1 r4/5 Daniel Revenu 29 France FRA
5 p2 r4/5 Bernard Talvard 24 France FRA
6 p1 r4/5 Sándor Szabó 31 Hungary HUN
6 p2 r4/5 Lech Koziejowski 23 Poland POL
4 p1 r3/5 Eduardo Jhons 21 Cuba CUB
4 p2 r3/5 Anatoly Koteshev 28 Soviet Union URS
4 p3 r3/5 Hiroshi Nakajima 28 Japan JPN
4 p4 r3/5 Vasyl Stankovych 26 Soviet Union URS
5 p1 r3/5 Klaus Reichert 25 West Germany FRG
5 p2 r3/5 Ichiro Serizawa 27 Japan JPN
5 p3 r3/5 František Koukal 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 p4 r3/5 Kiyoshi Uehara 23 Japan JPN
6 p1 r3/5 Barry Paul 24 Great Britain GBR
6 p2 r3/5 Graham Paul 25 Great Britain GBR
6 p3 r3/5 Guillermo Saucedo 31 Argentina ARG
6 p4 r3/5 Ştefan Haukler 30 Romania ROU
5 p1 r2/5 Dan Alon 27 Israel ISR
5 p2 r2/5 Jesús Gil 20 Cuba CUB
5 p3 r2/5 László Kamuti 32 Hungary HUN
5 p4 r2/5 Tănase Mureşanu 32 Romania ROU
5 p5 r2/5 Mike Breckin 26 Great Britain GBR
5 p6 r2/5 Joseph Freeman 24 United States USA
6 p1 r2/5 Omar Vergara 29 Argentina ARG
6 p2 r2/5 Ernest Simon 19 Australia AUS
6 p3 r2/5 Carlos Calderón 25 Mexico MEX
6 p4 r2/5 Roland Losert 27 Austria AUT
6 p5 r2/5 Greg Benko 19 Australia AUS
6 p6 r2/5 Yehuda Weisenstein 17 Israel ISR
5 p1 r1/5 Ali Asghar Pashapour-Alamdari 20 Iran IRI
5 p2 r1/5 Stefano Simoncelli 25 Italy ITA
5 p3 r1/5 Harald Hein 22 West Germany FRG
5 p4 r1/5 Arcangelo Pinelli 28 Italy ITA
5 p5 r1/5 Enrique Salvat 22 Cuba CUB
5 p6 r1/5 Fernando Lúpiz 19 Argentina ARG
5 p7 r1/5 Vicente Calderón 23 Mexico MEX
5 p8 r1/5 Carl Borack 25 United States USA
5 p9 r1/5 Herbert Obst 36 Canada CAN
6 p1 r1/5 Matthew Chan 25 Hong Kong HKG
6 p2 r1/5 John Nonna 24 United States USA
6 p3 r1/5 Andreas Vgenopoulos 19 Greece GRE
6 p4 r1/5 John Bouchier-Hayes 27 Ireland IRL
6 p5 r1/5 Yves Daniel Darricau 19 Lebanon LIB
6 p6 r1/5 Fawzi Merhi 22 Lebanon LIB
6 p7 r1/5 Bülent Erdem 23 Turkey TUR
6 p8 r1/5 Magdy Conyd 33 Canada CAN
6 p9 r1/5 Per Sundberg 23 Sweden SWE
7 p3 r1/5 Ali Sleiman 25 Lebanon LIB
7 p6 r1/5 Robert Elliott 22 Hong Kong HKG
7 p7 r1/5 Lester Wong 27 Canada CAN