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Fencing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Team

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 25, 1996
Date Finished: July 25, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Russia
Silver: POL Poland
Bronze: CUB Cuba


The Cuban “Black Musketeers” entered as World Champions after claiming the title in 1995 in the Netherlands; however, their hopes of adding an Olympic title were thwarted when Russia defeated them in the semi-finals. Russia would go on to win gold against Poland in the final but not without having to survive a series of incredibly tight matches. They defeated Hungary 45-43, Cuba 45-44 and had to rally to defeat the Poles after Poland took an early lead.

Cuba recovered from the semi-final defeat to win bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Russia RUS Gold
2 Poland POL Silver
3 Cuba CUB Bronze
4 Austria AUT
5 Hungary HUN
6 Germany GER
7 South Korea KOR
8 Italy ITA
9 China CHN
10 United States USA
11 Venezuela VEN