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Fencing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Individual

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): House of Sports, Cupola Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin; Sports Forum, Gymnastics Hall, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 14, 1936
Date Finished: August 15, 1936

Gold: HUN Endre Kabos
Silver: ITA Gustavo Marzi
Bronze: HUN Aladár Gerevich


Sabre had long been a traditional Hungarian speciality and they had produced the Olympic champion every time they had competed since 1908. Therefore it came as no surprise when Hungarian fencers filled 3 of the top 4 positions at the Berlin Olympics. The 1936 Olympic champion was [Endre Kabos], a member of the victorious Hungarian team in Los Angeles who had twice won the European Championships since then. Kabos was actually beaten in the final pool by silver medallist [Gustavo Marzi] of Italy but the Italian lost his chance of gold by losing two other bouts in the closing stage of the competition. The bronze medal went to future Olympic champion [Aladár Gerevich], also of Hungary.

Kabos, who was Jewish, was killed in 1944 when an explosion from a pipe bomb that had been planted on the Margaret Bridge in Budapest by a Hungarian neo-fascist group exploded near where he was driving a munitions truck.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Endre Kabos 29 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Gustavo Marzi 27 Italy ITA Silver
3 Aladár Gerevich 26 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 László Rajcsányi 29 Hungary HUN
5 Vincenzo Pinton 22 Italy ITA
6 Giulio Gaudini 31 Italy ITA
7 Antoni Sobik 31 Poland POL
8 Josef Losert 28 Austria AUT
9 Robert Van Den Neucker 29 Belgium BEL
4 p1 r3/4 Oliver Trinder 28 Great Britain GBR
4 p2 r3/4 París Rodríguez 31 Uruguay URU
4 p3 r3/4 Władysław Segda 41 Poland POL
5 p1 r3/4 Marcel Faure 31 France FRA
5 p2 r3/4 Pieter van Wieringen 33 Netherlands NED
5 p3 r3/4 José Julián de la Fuente 32 Uruguay URU
6 p1 r3/4 Hubert Loisel 24 Austria AUT
6 p2 r3/4 Edward Gardère 27 France FRA
6 p3 r3/4 Dimitar Vasilev 32 Bulgaria BUL
4 p1 r2/4 Guy Harry 41 Great Britain GBR
4 p2 r2/4 Karl Sudrich 40 Austria AUT
4 p2 r2/4 Richard Wahl 29 Germany GER
4 p3 r2/4 August Heim 32 Germany GER
4 p4 r2/4 Vicente Krause 36 Argentina ARG
4 p5 r2/4 Władysław Dobrowolski 40 Poland POL
4 p6 r2/4 Frans Mosman 31 Netherlands NED
5 p3 r2/4 Aage Leidersdorff 26 Denmark DEN
5 p4 r2/4 Antonius Montfoort 33 Netherlands NED
5 p5 r2/4 John Huffman 31 United States USA
5 p6 r2/4 Robin Brook 28 Great Britain GBR
5T p1 r2/4 Eugène Laermans 26 Belgium BEL
5T p1 r2/4 Josef Benedik 38 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 p2 r2/4 Hervarth Frass von Friedenfeldt 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 p3 r2/4 Denis Dolecsko 32 Romania ROU
6 p4 r2/4 Nikolaos Manolesos Greece GRE
6 p5 r2/4 Julio Moreno 33 Chile CHI
6 p6 r2/4 Nicolae Marinescu 29 Romania ROU
5 p1 r1/4 Carmelo Bentancur 37 Uruguay URU
5 p2 r1/4 Efraín Díaz 32 Chile CHI
5 p2 r1/4 Jean Piot 46 France FRA
5 p3 r1/4 George Tully 21 Canada CAN
5 p4 r1/4 Camil Szatmary 27 Romania ROU
5 p5 r1/4 Bohuslav Kirchmann 34 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 p6 r1/4 Enver Balkan 34 Turkey TUR
5 p6 r1/4 Tomás Goyoaga 38 Chile CHI
5 p7 r1/4 Konstantinos Botasis Greece GRE
5 p8 r1/4 Ivar Tingdahl 42 Sweden SWE
5 p9 r1/4 Peter Bruder 28 United States USA
6 p1 r1/4 José Manuel Brunet 42 Argentina ARG
6 p3 r1/4 Norman Cohn-Armitage 29 United States USA
6 p4 r1/4 Hubert de Bèsche 25 Sweden SWE
6 p5 r1/4 Preben Christiansen 22 Denmark DEN
6 p7 r1/4 Don Collinge 26 Canada CAN
6 p8 r1/4 Carmelo Merlo 55 Argentina ARG
6 p9 r1/4 Ferdinando Alessandri 32 Brazil BRA
7 p1 r1/4 Menelaos Psarrakis Greece GRE
7 p2 r1/4 Bengt Ljungquist 23 Sweden SWE
7 p3 r1/4 Orhan Adaş 20 Turkey TUR
7 p4 r1/4 Adolf Stocker 42 Switzerland SUI
7 p5 r1/4 Fathallah Abdel Rahman 21 Egypt EGY
7 p6 r1/4 Charles Glasstetter 39 Switzerland SUI
7 p7 r1/4 Bernardo de la Guardia 36 Costa Rica CRC
7 p7 r1/4 Erik Hammer Sørensen 33 Denmark DEN
7 p8 r1/4 Pavao Pintarić 23 Yugoslavia YUG
7 p9 r1/4 Milivoj Radović 21 Yugoslavia YUG
8 p1 r1/4 Georges Heywaert 38 Belgium BEL
8 p2 r1/4 Cihat Teğin 20 Turkey TUR
8 p3 r1/4 Moacyr Dunham 27 Brazil BRA
8 p4 r1/4 Krešo Tretinjak 31 Yugoslavia YUG
8 p5 r1/4 Alphonse Ruckstuhl 34 Switzerland SUI
9 p2 r1/4 Charles Otis 30 Canada CAN
9 p4 r1/4 Ennio de Oliveira 24 Brazil BRA