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Fencing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Team

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): House of Sports, Cupola Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin; Tennis Courts and Tennis Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Gold: ITA Italy
Silver: SWE Sweden
Bronze: FRA France


The team event was held a few days before the individual epée and gave a very strong hint as to the domination that the Italians would show in that event.

The Italian team included the three men who would sweep the individual medals and they never looked like losing as they swept their way to the title. Included in the team was 17-year-old newcomer [Edoardo Mangiarotti] who would still be competing and winning medals in 1960 in Rome.

The silver medal was decided on a desperately close decision in favour of Sweden who tied 8-8 against France but were awarded victory on the basis of more hits, 32-31. The Swedish team included [Hans Granfelt], who had previously appeared at the Olympics as a discus thrower, and two Olympic modern pentathlon champions in the shape of [Sven Thofelt] and [Gustaf Dyrssen].

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Italy ITA Gold
2 Sweden SWE Silver
3 France FRA Bronze
4 Germany GER
5T Belgium BEL
5T Poland POL
5T Portugal POR
5T United States USA
3 p1 r2/4 Czechoslovakia TCH
3 p2 r2/4 Netherlands NED
3 p3 r2/4 Argentina ARG
3 p4 r2/4 Great Britain GBR
4 p2 r2/4 Egypt EGY
4 p4 r2/4 Canada CAN
3 p1 r1/4 Switzerland SUI
3 p2 r1/4 Denmark DEN
3 p3 r1/4 Chile CHI
3 p4 r1/4 Austria AUT
3 p5 r1/4 Greece GRE
3 p6 r1/4 Hungary HUN
3 p7 r1/4 Brazil BRA