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Fencing at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Team

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Palace of Engineering, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 10, 1948
Date Finished: August 11, 1948

Gold: HUN Hungary
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: USA United States


Hungary had dominated this event throughout the 1930s but they had missed the 1947 World Championships and so Italy arrived at the London Olympics as World Champions. The depth of talent amongst the Hungarians proved decisive as they retained their title with little difficulty. [Tibor Berczelly] was the outstanding performer and won 15 out of 17 bouts in the tournament. Three members of the Hungarian were also involved in the gold medal victory in Berlin.

Italy and the USA tied 8-8 in what was the decisive match for the silver medal with Italy winning on combined hits 61 to 59.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 United States USA Bronze
4 Belgium BEL
5T Argentina ARG
5T France FRA
5T Netherlands NED
5T Poland POL
3 p1 r2/4 Egypt EGY
3 p2 r2/4 Great Britain GBR
3 p3 r2/4 Czechoslovakia TCH
3 p4 r2/4 Austria AUT
3 p1 r1/4 Mexico MEX
3 p2 r1/4 Switzerland SUI
3 p3 r1/4 Turkey TUR
3 p4 r1/4 Canada CAN
3 p5 r1/4 Greece GRE