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Fencing at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Zappeion, Athina
Date Started: April 28, 1906
Date Finished: April 28, 1906

Gold: GRE Ioannis Georgiadis
Silver: GER Gustav Casmir
Bronze: ITA Federico Cesarano


The sabre competition resulted in a popular victory for the Greek fencer, [Ioannis Georgiadis]. As in the épée, there were 29 competitors originally. Six elimination pools narrowed the field to 13 semi-finalists who fought two pools to determine the six finalists. In the finals, a three-way tie occurred for first place between Georgiadis, [Gustav Casmir], and [Federico Cesarano]. In a fence-off between the three, Georgiadis won with Casmir second and Cesarano third.

One competitor from 1906, [Hendrik van Blijenburgh], described this event as follows, )As to what happened in the sabre events, that entirely belongs into the world of humour. It did not matter who did what, or how he did it - but if someone touched his opponent, he lost! I highly respected the Greek fencers, but that the Greek jury should ‘appoint' Georgiadis as the winner, that was a bit too much.)

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ioannis Georgiadis 30 Greece GRE Gold
2 Gustav Casmir 31 Germany GER Silver
3 Federico Cesarano 19 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Gabriel, Count de la Falaise 40 France FRA
5 Lóránt Mészáros 22 Hungary HUN
6 Jenő Apáthy Hungary HUN
AC p1 r2/3 Khristos Zorbas Greece GRE
AC p1 r2/3 James, Baron Melvill van Carnbée 38 Netherlands NED
AC p1 r2/3 Alexandros Kharalambopoulos Greece GRE
AC p1 r2/3 Herbert Sander 26 Denmark DEN
AC p2 r2/3 George van Rossem 23 Netherlands NED
AC p2 r2/3 Hendrik van der Grinten 25 Netherlands NED
AC p2 r2/3 Konstantinos Fotiadis Greece GRE
AC p1 r1/3 Ernst Königsgarten 25 Austria AUT
AC p1 r1/3 Jetze Doorman 24 Netherlands NED
AC p2 r1/3 Jakob Erckrath de Bary 42 Germany GER
AC p2 r1/3 Maurits van Löben Sels 29 Netherlands NED
AC p2 r1/3 Georges, Baron Dillon-Kavanagh 33 France FRA
AC p3 r1/3 Emil Schön 33 Germany GER
AC p3 r1/3 Johannes Osten 26 Netherlands NED
AC p4 r1/3 August Petri Germany GER
AC p4 r1/3 Péter Tóth 23 Hungary HUN
AC p4 r1/3 Arie de Jong 23 Netherlands NED
AC p5 r1/3 Béla Nagy Hungary HUN
AC p5 r1/3 Lex van Blijenburgh 28 Netherlands NED
AC p5 r1/3 Robert Krünert 40 Germany GER
AC p5 r1/3 Pierre d'Hugues 32 France FRA
AC p6 r1/3 Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh 24 Netherlands NED
AC p6 r1/3 Menelaos Sakorafos Greece GRE