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Fencing at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Individual

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Physical Culture Gymnasium, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 7, 1904
Date Finished: September 7, 1904

Gold: CUB Ramón Fonst
Silver: USA Albertson Van Zo Post
Bronze: USA Charles Tatham


This had the largest field of any 1904 fencing event with nine competitors, which required two preliminary pools to advance four fencers to the final round. There were also fencers from four nations – Cuba, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. Cuba’s [Ramón Fonst] went undefeated, winning all four of his pool matches and all three bouts in the final, to win the gold medal. Fonst also won gold in St. Louis with the épée, and had won that weapon at the 1900 Olympics in Paris, and in team foil in 1904. [Albertzon Van Zo Post] won the silver medal, one of five fencing medals he won in St. Louis. He would also compete again at the 1912 Olympics for the United States, but won no medals in Stockholm.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal PoolRound One

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ramón Fonst 20 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Albertson Van Zo Post 37 United States USA Silver
3 Charles Tatham 49 United States USA Bronze
4 Gustav Casmir 29 Germany GER
3 p1 r1/2 Fitzhugh Townsend United States USA
3 p2 r1/2 Wilfred Holroyd 26 Great Britain GBR
4 p1 r1/2 Theodore Carstens 25 United States USA
4 p2 r1/2 Arthur Fox 25 United States USA
5 p1 r1/2 William Grebe 35 United States USA