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Fencing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 1, 1924
Date Finished: July 4, 1924

Gold: FRA Roger Ducret
Silver: FRA Philippe Cattiau
Bronze: BEL Maurice Van Damme


The men’s individual foil consisted of five rounds of round-robin pools, with seven fencers eventually qualifying for the final pool. [Nedo Nadi] had won the gold medal in 1912 and 1924 but the Italians did not compete in individual foil in 1924 after they withdrew from the fencing tournament due to an incident in team foil. That seemingly left the event open for [Philippe Cattiau] of France, who had been the silver medalist in 1920. Cattiau raced thru the preliminary rounds, winning all 18 of his bouts before the final. In the final he won five of six bouts, but lost to his countryman, [Roger Ducret], the bronze medalist from 1920, and that would decide the gold medal.

Ducret would compete in every fencing event except team sabre in Paris and won medals in all five events. He returned to the Olympics in 1928, winning a silver in team foil and ended his Olympic career with eight medals – three gold, four silver, and one bronze. Cattiau would compete in the Olympics through 1936 and end his Olympic career with the exact same set of medals as Ducret. This would be the start of Cattiau’s international results. From 1927 to 1937 he won four gold, four silver, and one bronze in the World Championships.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Roger Ducret 36 France FRA Gold
2 Philippe Cattiau 31 France FRA Silver
3 Maurice Van Damme Belgium BEL Bronze
4 Jacques Coutrot 26 France FRA
5 Roberto Larraz 25 Argentina ARG
6 Ivan Osiier 35 Denmark DEN
7 Xavier De Beukelaer 21 Belgium BEL
AC r5/5 Edgar Seligman 57 Great Britain GBR DNF
5 p1 r4/5 Juan Delgado 28 Spain ESP
5 p2 r4/5 George Calnan 24 United States USA
6 p1 r4/5 Kurt Ettinger 22 Austria AUT
6 p2 r4/5 Frithjof Lorentzen 27 Norway NOR
5 p1 r3/5 Robert Montgomerie 44 Great Britain GBR
5 p2 r3/5 Charles Crahay 34 Belgium BEL
5 p3 r3/5 Domingo Mendy Uruguay URU
6 p1 r3/5 Gil de Andrade Portugal POR
6 p2 r3/5 Manuel Queiróz Portugal POR
6 p3 r3/5 Jens Berthelsen 33 Denmark DEN
4 p1 r2/5 Johan Falkenberg 22 Norway NOR
4 p2 r2/5 Nicolaas Nederpeld 37 Netherlands NED
4 p3 r2/5 Geoffrey Doyne 37 Great Britain GBR
4 p4 r2/5 Horacio Casco Argentina ARG
4 p5 r2/5 Frédéric Fitting 24 Switzerland SUI
4 p6 r2/5 Émile Dufranc Belgium BEL
5 p1 r2/5 Paul Kunze 19 Netherlands NED
5 p2 r2/5 Pedro Mendy Uruguay URU
5 p3 r2/5 Édouard Fitting 25 Switzerland SUI
5 p4 r2/5 Diego Díez 27 Spain ESP
5 p5 r2/5 Arie de Jong 41 Netherlands NED
5 p6 r2/5 Burke Boyce 22 United States USA
6 p1 r2/5 Frederick Sherriff 35 Great Britain GBR
6 p2 r2/5 Harold Bloomer 21 United States USA
6 p3 r2/5 Alois Gottfried 22 Austria AUT
6 p4 r2/5 John Albaret 45 Switzerland SUI
6 p5 r2/5 Santiago García Spain ESP
4 p3 r1/5 Eugène Empeyta 31 Switzerland SUI
4 p4 r1/5 Ernst Huber Austria AUT
4 p5 r1/5 Svend Aage Munck 25 Denmark DEN
4 p6 r1/5 Sigurd Akre-Aas 26 Norway NOR
4 p7 r1/5 Josef Javůrek 47 Czechoslovakia TCH
4 p8 r1/5 Zoltán Schenker 43 Hungary HUN
4 p9 r1/5 Erik Sjøqvist 23 Denmark DEN
4 p10 r1/5 Thomas Jeter 25 United States USA
4 p11 r1/5 Carlos Guerrico 35 Argentina ARG
4 p12 r1/5 Theodoros Foustanos Greece GRE
5 p5 r1/5 Konrad Winkler 42 Poland POL
5 p6 r1/5 Gilberto Telechea 39 Uruguay URU
5 p8 r1/5 František Dvořák Czechoslovakia TCH
5 p9 r1/5 Félix de Pomés 35 Spain ESP