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Fencing at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Individual

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Fencing Ground just outside White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 17, 1908
Date Finished: July 24, 1908

Gold: FRA Gaston Alibert
Silver: FRA Alexandre Lippmann
Bronze: FRA Eugène Olivier


The French dominated this event, placing three fencers in the final and sweeping the medals. The gold medalist, [Gaston Alibert], was particularly impressive. In 25 matches, he had 20 outright wins, and five ties, or double hits. He was never defeated during the individual épée tournament. He also helped France win a gold medal in the team épée. In that event, he fought 12 matches, winning 11 and losing 1. Alibert never again competed at the Olympics. He was killed fighting during World War I.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gaston Alibert 30 France FRA Gold
2 Alexandre Lippmann 26 France FRA Silver
3 Eugène Olivier 26 France FRA Bronze
4 Robert Montgomerie 28 Great Britain GBR
5T Paul Anspach 26 Belgium BEL
5T Cecil Haig 46 Great Britain GBR
5T Alfred Labouchere 41 Netherlands NED
8 Martin Holt 27 Great Britain GBR
5 p2 r3/4 Jean Stern 33 France FRA
5T p1 r3/4 François Rom 26 Belgium BEL
5T p1 r3/4 H. Georges Berger 32 France FRA
5T p1 r3/4 Gaston Renard 40 Belgium BEL
6T p2 r3/4 Lauritz Christian Østrup 26 Denmark DEN
6T p2 r3/4 Gustaf Lindblom 24 Sweden SWE
8 p1 r3/4 Fernand Bosmans 24 Belgium BEL
8 p2 r3/4 Pierre le Blon Belgium BEL
3 p1 r2/4 Jetze Doorman 26 Netherlands NED
3 p3 r2/4 Vilém Goppold z Lobsdorfu, Sr. 38 Bohemia BOH
3 p5 r2/4 Leaf Daniell Great Britain GBR
3T p2 r2/4 Ivan Osiier 19 Denmark DEN
3T p2 r2/4 Jacques Rodocanachi 26 France FRA
3T p4 r2/4 Vilém Tvrzský Bohemia BOH
3T p4 r2/4 Bernard Gravier 27 France FRA
3T p6 r2/4 Marcel Van Langenhove Belgium BEL
3T p6 r2/4 Riccardo Nowak 23 Italy ITA
3T p6 r2/4 Charles Collignon 30 France FRA
3T p7 r2/4 Fernand de Montigny 23 Belgium BEL
3T p7 r2/4 Sydney Martineau 45 Great Britain GBR
3T p8 r2/4 Giulio Cagiati Italy ITA
3T p8 r2/4 Robert Quennessen France FRA
4 p1 r2/4 François Stuyck Belgium BEL
4 p3 r2/4 Pietro Speciale 31 Italy ITA
4 p5 r2/4 Marcello Bertinetti 23 Italy ITA
5 p1 r2/4 Ejnar Levison 27 Denmark DEN
5 p2 r2/4 Edgar Amphlett 40 Great Britain GBR
5 p3 r2/4 Henry Davids Great Britain GBR
5 p4 r2/4 Joseph Marais France FRA
5 p5 r2/4 Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský 22 Bohemia BOH
5 p7 r2/4 Jaroslav Tuček 25 Bohemia BOH
4 p1 r1/4 Eric Carlberg 28 Sweden SWE
4 p6 r1/4 Henry Peyron 24 Sweden SWE
4 p8 r1/4 Ralph Chalmers 17 Great Britain GBR
4 p9 r1/4 Giuseppe Mangiarotti 24 Italy ITA
4 p11 r1/4 Simon Okker 26 Netherlands NED
4T p2 r1/4 Herbert Sander 28 Denmark DEN
4T p2 r1/4 Johan van Schreven 33 Netherlands NED
4T p3 r1/4 Johann Adam Germany GER
4T p3 r1/4 Jack Blake 33 Great Britain GBR
4T p3 r1/4 Max Dwinger 37 Netherlands NED
4T p4 r1/4 Otto Becker 20 Denmark DEN
4T p4 r1/4 Dino Diana Italy ITA
4T p5 r1/4 Percival Davson 30 Great Britain GBR
4T p5 r1/4 Sante Ceccherini 44 Italy ITA
4T p7 r1/4 Frédéric Dubourdieu 28 France FRA
4T p7 r1/4 Emil Schön 35 Germany GER
4T p10 r1/4 Pietro Sarzano Italy ITA
4T p10 r1/4 Béla Zulawszky 38 Hungary HUN
4T p10 r1/4 Ernst Moldenhauer Germany GER
4T p12 r1/4 Birger Cnattingius 32 Sweden SWE
4T p12 r1/4 Edgar Seligman 41 Great Britain GBR
4T p13 r1/4 Julius Lichtenfels 23 Germany GER
4T p13 r1/4 Péter Tóth 25 Hungary HUN
5 p1 r1/4 Pontus von Rosen 26 Sweden SWE
5 p9 r1/4 Frantz Oscar Jørgensen 26 Denmark DEN
5 p11 r1/4 Georg Branting 20 Sweden SWE
5T p6 r1/4 Albert Naumann 32 Germany GER
5T p6 r1/4 Bedřich Schejbal Bohemia BOH
5T p8 r1/4 Jakob Erckrath de Bary 44 Germany GER
5T p8 r1/4 Alessandro Pirzio Biroli 30 Italy ITA
6 p1 r1/4 Georg Stöhr 22 Germany GER
6 p4 r1/4 Hans Bergsland 29 Norway NOR
6 p5 r1/4 Otakar Lada 24 Bohemia BOH
6 p7 r1/4 Dezső Földes 27 Hungary HUN
6 p12 r1/4 Gustaf Olson 24 Sweden SWE
6T p2 r1/4 Walter Gates 36 South Africa RSA
6T p2 r1/4 Fritz Jack 28 Germany GER
6T p9 r1/4 August Petri Germany GER
6T p9 r1/4 Percy Nobbs 32 Canada CAN
7 p1 r1/4 Luke Fildes 28 Great Britain GBR
7 p7 r1/4 Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh 26 Netherlands NED
7 p8 r1/4 František Dušek Bohemia BOH
7T p4 r1/4 André Sarens Belgium BEL
7T p4 r1/4 George van Rossem 25 Netherlands NED
7T p5 r1/4 Robert Krünert 42 Germany GER
7T p5 r1/4 Maurits van Löben Sels 31 Netherlands NED