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Fencing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Individual

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Grand Celebration Hall of the Exposition, Field of Mars, Paris
Date Started: June 19, 1900
Date Finished: June 25, 1900

Gold: FRA Gabriel, Count de la Falaise
Silver: FRA Léon Thiébaut
Bronze: AUT Fritz Flesch


This had the smallest entry list of any of the fencing events in 1900, with only 23 starters from 7 nations, although it was most international fencing event in Paris, as only 10 of the starters were French. There was an opening round about which we know nothing, followed by a semi-final with two pools of eight fencers, with the top four in each advancing to a round-robin final pool of eight. The top two places still went to French fencers, with [Georges, Count de la Falaise] winning 6 of 7 bouts, and [Léon Thiébaut] losing only two matches. Count de la Falaise also competed at the 1906 and 1908 Olympics, winning gold in 1906 in individual and team épée. Thiébaut never again competed at the Olympics but did compete with all three weapons at Paris in 1900.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal PoolSemi-FinalsRound One

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gabriel, Count de la Falaise 34 France FRA Gold
2 Léon Thiébaut France FRA Silver
3 Fritz Flesch 28 Austria AUT Bronze
4 Amon, Ritter von Gregurich 32 Hungary HUN
5 Gyula von Iványi Hungary HUN
6 Clément de Boissière 25 France FRA
7 Heinrich von Tenner 35 Austria AUT
8 Camillo Müller 30 Austria AUT
AC p1 r2/3 Maurice Boisdon 45 France FRA
AC p1 r2/3 Pierre d'Hugues 26 France FRA
AC p1 r2/3 Harstein Austria AUT
AC p1 r2/3 Giunio Fedreghini Italy ITA
AC p2 r2/3 Miklós Todoresku Hungary HUN
AC p2 r2/3 Stagliano Italy ITA
AC p2 r2/3 Mauricio, Duke de Gor 35 Spain ESP
AC p2 r2/3 Hugó Hoch Hungary HUN
AC r1/3 François de Boffa Switzerland SUI
AC r1/3 Gaston Dutertre France FRA
AC r1/3 Jean-Baptiste Lafourçade-Cortina France FRA
AC r1/3 Léon Lécuyer 45 France FRA
AC r1/3 Alfons Schöne Germany GER
AC r1/3 Casimir Semelaigne 46 France FRA
AC r1/3 Fernand Semelaigne 34 France FRA