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Fencing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Team

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 29, 1988
Date Finished: September 30, 1988

Gold: FRA France
Silver: FRG West Germany
Bronze: URS Soviet Union


The final of the team épée was a rematch of the final from the Los Angeles Olympics between West Germany and France. France had already eliminated the World Champion team from the Soviet Union in the semi-finals. In 1984 West Germany recorded a comfortable victory over France but in 1988 the tables were turned and the French, with [Olivier Lenglet] winning all his bouts, recorded an easy 8-3 victory. The Soviet Union’s bronze medal was their last in the sport of fencing.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 France FRA Gold
2 West Germany FRG Silver
3 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Italy ITA
5 Switzerland SUI
6 Hungary HUN
7 South Korea KOR
8 Sweden SWE
9 Colombia COL
10 Poland POL
11 United States USA
12 Canada CAN
13 Spain ESP
14 Netherlands NED
15 Brazil BRA
16 Bahrain BRN
17 Hong Kong HKG
18 Kuwait KUW