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Fencing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Team

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): University of Montréal Winter Stadium, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 26, 1976
Date Finished: July 27, 1976

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: ROU Romania


As World Champions the Soviet Union were always going to be the favourites for the Olympic title in 1976. After the individual championships held a few days earlier had produced a 1-2-3 for the Soviets this favourite’s role became overwhelming. The USSR started off with a series of overwhelming victories before their title aspirations nearly come unstuck against Romania in the semi-final. The match ended in an 8-8 tie which turned into a defeat for the Romanian by a single hit when the tiebreaker rules were invoked. The Soviets then regrouped and went on to win a comfortable victory over Italy in the Olympic final.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Hungary HUN
5 Cuba CUB
6 Poland POL
7T United States USA
7T France FRA
9T Bulgaria BUL
9T Canada CAN
9T Great Britain GBR
9T Thailand THA
9T Argentina ARG
9T Iran IRI