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Fencing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Team

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 23, 1996
Date Finished: July 23, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: ITA Italy
Silver: RUS Russia
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

The top seeded Italian team duly won the Olympic title but it was a victory that threatened to be derailed every time they took to the piste.

In their first match they beat the USA on a 45-44 score line, repeated that score exactly to beat Germany in the semi-final then clinched gold with a 45-43 over a Russian time which included individual champion [Aleksandr Beketov].

For [Sandro Cuomo] and [Angelo Mazzoni] this was the culmination of long Olympic careers. Mazzoni had first competed in 1980 in Moscow whilst Cuomo’s first Games was in 1984.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Italy ITA Gold
2 Russia RUS Silver
3 France FRA Bronze
4 Germany GER
5 Estonia EST
6 Hungary HUN
7 Spain ESP
8 United States USA
9 Canada CAN
10 South Korea KOR
11 Romania ROU