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Fencing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Masters and Amateurs, Individual

Fencing at the 1900 Summer Games:


Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Tuileries Garden, Paris
Date Started: June 15, 1900
Date Finished: June 15, 1900
Format: Round-robin pool, one-touch bouts. Contestants qualified for this event by finishing in the top four in the épée for amateurs or the épée for professionals.

Gold: FRA Albert Ayat
Silver: CUB Ramón Fonst
Bronze: FRA Léon Sée


The top four finishers in the individual épée for amateurs and for masters qualified for this event, which was conducted as a single round-robin pool. [Ramón Fonst] (CUB) had won the amateur event and France’s [Albert Ayat] the masters’ event, and it came down to those two here as well. Ayat won by going undefeated, with his victory over Fonst the determining factor, as Fonst won all his other matches. This is the only time this event has been on the Olympic Program.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Albert Ayat 25 France FRA Gold
2 Ramón Fonst 16 Cuba CUB Silver
3 Léon Sée 22 France FRA Bronze
4 Gabriel, Count de la Falaise 34 France FRA
5T Louis Perrée 29 France FRA
5T Henri Laurent 19 France FRA
5T Gilbert Bougnol 33 France FRA
5T Hippolyte-Jacques Hyvernaud 29 France FRA