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Fencing at the 1908 London Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: July 17, 1908
Date Finished: July 24, 1908
Events: 4

Participants: 131 (131 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Ralph Chalmers (17 years, 185 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Cecil Haig (46 years, 126 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (4 medals)


The fencing matches were held during the "main" portion of the Olympics, i.e., while the Stadium events were being contested. However, they were held outside of the Stadium, although nearby, at a site described as "the fencing ground of the Franco-British Exposition." There were four events: épée for individuals and teams, and sabre for individuals and teams. As would be expected, the French dominated the two épée events, sweeping the individual medals, and the Hungarians dominated the sabre, beginning their Olympic dominance in that event.