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Men's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Grand Celebration Hall of the Exposition, Field of Mars, Paris
Date Started: May 14, 1900
Date Finished: May 21, 1900

Gold: FRA Ã‰mile Coste
Silver: FRA Henri Masson
Bronze: FRA Marcel Boulenger


There were 54 fencers from 10 nations but 39 of them were from France. There were several rounds that qualified 16 fencers for the semi-finals. They consisted of individual bouts among the fencers, but a jury decided on who would advance, rather than going strictly by the results of matches. In the semi-finals and finals, round-robin pools were conducted, and here the match results did determine the placements. The semi-finals consisted of two pools of eight fencers each, with the top four in each pool advancing to the final. France’s [Émile Coste] won this event by winning 6 of his 7 matches in the final pool. [Henri Masson] was second with 5 wins and 2 losses. There were also a consolation pool of the semi-finalists that did not make the final pool, so that the fencers were ranked from 1-16 based on the final and consolation pools.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal PoolConsolation TournamentSemi-FinalsQuarter-FinalsBarrage PoolRound One

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Émile Coste 38 France FRA Gold
2 Henri Masson 28 France FRA Silver
3 Marcel Boulenger 26 France FRA Bronze
4 Felix Debax 35 France FRA
5 Pierre d'Hugues 26 France FRA
6 Joseph Sénat 35 France FRA
7 Georges, Baron Dillon-Kavanagh 27 France FRA
8 Rudolf Brosch Austria AUT
9 Clément de Boissière 25 France FRA
10 Eugène des Logis Berges France FRA
11 de Saint-Aignan France FRA
12 G. Béllot France FRA
13 Joseph Ducrot 33 France FRA
14 Tony Smet 30 Belgium BEL
15 Adrien Guyon 33 France FRA
16 Charles Guérin France FRA
AC p2 r4/5 Jean-Joseph Renaud 27 France FRA
AC r3/5 Ferrand France FRA
AC r3/5 André, Baron de Schonen 31 France FRA
AC r3/5 Henri Plommet 28 France FRA
AC r3/5 Jean Taillefer 31 France FRA
AC r3/5 Léon Thiébaut France FRA
AC r3/5 Henri Jobier 20 France FRA
AC r3/5 Carlos de Candamo 29 Peru PER
AC r2/5 Calvet France FRA
AC r2/5 Jactel France FRA
AC r2/5 Martini France FRA
AC r2/5 Raphaël Perrissoud France FRA
AC r2/5 Albert Cahen France FRA
AC r2/5 Olivier Collarini 36 Italy ITA
AC r2/5 H. Valarche France FRA
AC r2/5 Paul Robert Switzerland SUI
AC r2/5 Robert Marc France FRA
AC r2/5 Mauricio, Duke de Gor 35 Spain ESP
AC r1/5 André Corvington 22 Haiti HAI
AC r1/5 Giunio Fedreghini Italy ITA
AC r1/5 Gardiès France FRA
AC r1/5 Grossard France FRA
AC r1/5 Palardi Italy ITA
AC r1/5 Passerat France FRA
AC r1/5 Piot France FRA
AC r1/5 Pélabon France FRA
AC r1/5 Albert Gauthier France FRA
AC r1/5 Emil Fick 36 Sweden SWE
AC r1/5 F. Weill United States USA
AC r1/5 Giuseppe Giurato Italy ITA
AC r1/5 Heinrich Rischtoff 35 Austria AUT
AC r1/5 H. Georges Berger 24 France FRA
AC r1/5 Jean Weill Switzerland SUI
AC r1/5 Paul Leroy France FRA
AC r1/5 Édouard Fouchier France FRA
AC r1/5 van der Stoppen Austria AUT
AC r1/5 Frédéric Soudois 35 France FRA
AC r1/5 Wattelier France FRA