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Women's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Congress Palace, Roma
Date Started: August 31, 1960
Date Finished: September 1, 1960

Gold: GER Heidi Schmid
Silver: URS Valentyna Rastvorova
Bronze: ROU Maria Vicol


Since the Melbourne Olympics the Soviet Union had dominated the World Championships and the title had been won by a different USSR fencer in each of the three years.

It then came as a surprise that the outstanding fencer at Rome was not a Soviet but a German, the 1957 World silver medallist [Heidi Schmid].

Schmid scored 18 wins of 20 in sealing her gold medal victory and one of those defeats came after the music teacher had already secured the title. [Valentyna Rastvorova] ensured the USSR enjoyed a modicum of success by winning the silver with [Maria Vicol] of Romania taking the bronze medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Heidi Schmid 21 Germany GER Gold
2 Valentyna Rastvorova 27 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Maria Vicol 24 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Galina Gorokhova 21 Soviet Union URS
5 Olga Orban-Szabo 21 Romania ROU
6 Elżbieta Pawlas 26 Poland POL
7 Pilar Roldán 20 Mexico MEX
8 Traudl Ebert 24 Austria AUT
5 p1 r3/4 Magda Nyári-Kovács 39 Hungary HUN
5 p2 r3/4 Kate Delbarre 35 France FRA
6 p1 r3/4 Ecaterina Orb-Lazăr 25 Romania ROU
6 p2 r3/4 Ildikó Rejtő-Ujlaky-Sági 23 Hungary HUN
4 p1 r2/4 Antonella Ragno-Lonzi 20 Italy ITA
4 p2 r2/4 Helga Volz-Mees 23 Germany GER
4 p3 r2/4 Gillian Sheen 32 Great Britain GBR
4 p4 r2/4 Aleksandra Zabelina 23 Soviet Union URS
5 p1 r2/4 Sylwia Julito 31 Poland POL
5 p2 r2/4 Maria Grötzer 32 Austria AUT
5 p3 r2/4 Lídia Dömölky-Sákovics 24 Hungary HUN
5 p4 r2/4 Irene Camber-Corno 34 Italy ITA
6 p1 r2/4 Elly Botbijl 19 Netherlands NED
6 p2 r2/4 Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini 24 Italy ITA
6 p3 r2/4 Nina Kleijweg 22 Netherlands NED
6 p4 r2/4 Régine Veronnet 30 France FRA
7 p2 r2/4 Monique Leroux 22 France FRA
7 p3 r2/4 Jacqueline Appart 28 Belgium BEL
7 p4 r2/4 Christina Lagerwall 21 Sweden SWE
3 p2 r1/4 Jan York-Romary 33 United States USA
4 p1 r1/4 Colette Flesch 23 Luxembourg LUX
4 p3 r1/4 Romi Weiß-Scherberger 25 Germany GER
4 p4 r1/4 Margaret Stafford 29 Great Britain GBR
4 p5 r1/4 Evelyn Terhune 28 United States USA
4 p6 r1/4 María Shaw 21 Spain ESP
4 p7 r1/4 Marie Melchers 21 Belgium BEL
4 p8 r1/4 Vera Jeftimijades 23 Yugoslavia YUG
4 p9 r1/4 Sioe Gouw Pau 25 Indonesia INA
5T p1 r1/4 Carmen Vall 34 Spain ESP
5T p1 r1/4 Maria Nápoles 23 Portugal POR
5 p2 r1/4 Marjatta Moulin 33 Finland FIN
5 p3 r1/4 Claudine Wallet 28 Belgium BEL
5 p4 r1/4 Helga Gnauer 30 Austria AUT
5 p5 r1/4 Shirley Armstrong 30 Ireland IRL
5 p6 r1/4 Mary Glen-Haig 42 Great Britain GBR
5 p7 r1/4 Wanda Fukała-Kaczmarczyk 24 Poland POL
5 p8 r1/4 Ginette Rossini 20 Luxembourg LUX
5 p9 r1/4 Gloria Colón 29 Puerto Rico PUR
6 p2 r1/4 Belkis Leal 20 Venezuela VEN
6 p3 r1/4 Norma Santini 28 Venezuela VEN
6 p4 r1/4 Ingrid Sander 23 Venezuela VEN
6 p5 r1/4 Pilar Tosat 29 Spain ESP
6 p6 r1/4 Barbara Helsingius 22 Finland FIN
6 p7 r1/4 Zuus Undapp 24 Indonesia INA
6 p8 r1/4 Kate Baxter 29 Australia AUS
6 p9 r1/4 Harriet King 24 United States USA
7 p3 r1/4 Johanna Winter 18 Australia AUS
7 p9 r1/4 Danny van Rossem 25 Netherlands NED