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Fencing at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Athens Central Gymnastics School, Athina; Athens Lawn Tennis Club, Athina; Zappeion, Athina
Date Started: April 23, 1906
Date Finished: April 25, 1906

Gold: FRA Georges, Baron Dillon-Kavanagh
Silver: GER Gustav Casmir
Bronze: FRA Pierre d'Hugues


There were 37 competitors in this event who originally fought seven pools to narrow it down to 14 semi-finalists. Two semi-finalist pools determined the six finalists. The finals were eventually won by the well-known Frenchman, [Georges Dillon-Cavanagh]. But there was a controversy. The Italian, [Federico Cesarano], was unhappy with the judging. He withdrew before his last match. It was then decided that all of the matches in which Cesarano had taken place would be discounted. Counting all the matches fenced, Dillon-Kavanagh was tied with the German, [Gustav Casmir]. Cesarano had beaten Dillon-Kavanagh but had lost to Casmir. When Cesarano's results were discounted, Casmir lost a point and Dillon-Kavanagh emerged as the winner. The German team protested but it was not allowed. Dillon-Kavanagh was of Irish descent but had won several fencing championships in Paris at both foil and épée.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal PoolSemi-FinalsRound One

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Georges, Baron Dillon-Kavanagh 33 France FRA Gold
2 Gustav Casmir 31 Germany GER Silver
3 Pierre d'Hugues 32 France FRA Bronze
4 Martin Harden Austria AUT
5 Simon Okker 24 Netherlands NED
AC r3/3 Federico Cesarano 19 Italy ITA DNF
AC p1 r2/3 Lóránt Mészáros 22 Hungary HUN
AC p1 r2/3 Joseph Sénat 41 France FRA
AC p1 r2/3 Antal Hámos Hungary HUN
AC p1 r2/3 Herbert Sander 26 Denmark DEN
AC p2 r2/3 Aristidis Kritikos Greece GRE
AC p2 r2/3 Emil Schön 33 Germany GER
AC p2 r2/3 Fernand de Montigny 21 Belgium BEL
AC p2 r2/3 Jakob Erckrath de Bary 42 Germany GER
3 p3 r1/3 Edgar Seligman 39 Great Britain GBR
3T p5 r1/3 Hendrik van der Grinten 25 Netherlands NED
3T p5 r1/3 Emil Fick 42 Sweden SWE
5 p5 r1/3 Mikhail Anerrapsis Greece GRE
AC p1 r1/3 George van Rossem 23 Netherlands NED
AC p1 r1/3 Villiam Wilkenschildt 33 Denmark DEN
AC p1 r1/3 August Petri Germany GER
AC p2 r1/3 Edmond Crahay 22 Belgium BEL
AC p2 r1/3 Thomas, Lord Howard de Walden 25 Great Britain GBR
AC p2 r1/3 Félix Vigeveno 25 Netherlands NED
AC p3 r1/3 Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský 20 Bohemia BOH
AC p3 r1/3 Constant Cloquet Belgium BEL
AC p3 r1/3 Ernst Königsgarten 25 Austria AUT
AC p4 r1/3 Jenő Apáthy Hungary HUN
AC p4 r1/3 Maurits van Löben Sels 29 Netherlands NED
AC p4 r1/3 Karl Hjorth 30 Sweden SWE
AC p6 r1/3 Péter Tóth 23 Hungary HUN
AC p6 r1/3 Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh 24 Netherlands NED
AC p6 r1/3 Alexandros Kharalambopoulos Greece GRE
AC p7 r1/3 Arie de Jong 23 Netherlands NED
AC p7 r1/3 Khristos Zorbas Greece GRE
AC p7 r1/3 Jetze Doorman 24 Netherlands NED
AC p7 r1/3 Gabriël Vigeveno 17 Netherlands NED