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Men's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Memorial Hall, Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 13, 1964
Date Finished: October 14, 1964

Gold: POL Egon Franke
Silver: FRA Jean-Claude Magnan
Bronze: FRA Daniel Revenu


Although he had won a bronze medal at the previous year's World Championships, [Egon Franke] of Poland was considered no more than a fringe contender for an Olympic medal and not even his country's best chance for the gold – that honour belonged to ex-World Champion [Ryszard Parulski]. Franke was not especially impressive in the qualifying stages but did enough to reach the final four alongside French World Champion [Jean-Claude Magnan], another Frenchman in the form of [Daniel Revenu], and [Roland Losert] of Austria. The Pole defeated the two Frenchmen, both by 5-4 and then also beat Losert convincingly to become the first Olympic fencing champion from Poland. Magnan defeated Revenu to claim silver. Franke did not defend his title in 1968 although he did compete and win a medal in the team event. He later married fellow Olympic fencer [Elżbieta Cymerman].

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Egon Franke 28 Poland POL Gold
2 Jean-Claude Magnan 23 France FRA Silver
3 Daniel Revenu 21 France FRA Bronze
4 Roland Losert 19 Austria AUT
5 Jenő Kamuti 27 Hungary HUN
6 Tim Gerresheim 25 Germany GER
7T Bill Hoskyns 33 Great Britain GBR
7T Sándor Szabó 23 Hungary HUN
9T Ion Drîmbă 22 Romania ROU
9T Viktor Zhdanovich 26 Soviet Union URS
9T Albie Axelrod 43 United States USA
9T Kazuo Mano 24 Japan JPN
9T Witold Woyda 25 Poland POL
9T German Sveshnikov 27 Soviet Union URS
9T Heizaburo Okawa 24 Japan JPN
9T Mark Midler 33 Soviet Union URS
17T Allan Jay 33 Great Britain GBR
17T Kazuhiko Tabuchi 28 Japan JPN
17T Mohamed Gamil El-Kalyoubi 27 Egypt EGY
17T Jürgen Brecht 24 Germany GER
17T Mario Curletto 29 Italy ITA
17T Dieter Schmitt 24 Germany GER
17T Nasser Madani 24 Iran IRI
17T Herb Cohen 24 United States USA
5 p1 r2/4 József Gyuricza 30 Hungary HUN
5 p2 r2/4 Moustafa Soheim 27 Egypt EGY
5 p3 r2/4 Ștefan Haukler 22 Romania ROU
5 p4 r2/4 Tănase Mureșanu 24 Romania ROU
5 p5 r2/4 Ryszard Parulski 26 Poland POL
5 p6 r2/4 Sameh Abdel Rahman 21 Egypt EGY
6 p1 r2/4 Sandy Leckie 26 Great Britain GBR
6 p2 r2/4 Michael Ryan 21 Ireland IRL
6 p3 r2/4 Nicola Granieri 22 Italy ITA
6 p4 r2/4 Pasquale La Ragione 20 Italy ITA
6 p5 r2/4 Jacky Courtillat 21 France FRA
6 p6 r2/4 Ignacio Posada 29 Colombia COL
5 p1 r1/4 David McKenzie 28 Australia AUS
5 p2 r1/4 Enrique Penabella 25 Cuba CUB
5 p3 r1/4 Sin Du-Ho 29 South Korea KOR
5 p4 r1/4 Emilio Echeverry 35 Colombia COL
5 p5 r1/4 John Andru 31 Canada CAN
5 p6 r1/4 Orlando Nannini 34 Argentina ARG
5 p7 r1/4 Ed Richards 34 United States USA
5 p8 r1/4 Brian McCowage 29 Australia AUS
5 p9 r1/4 Kim Man-Sig 23 South Korea KOR
6 p1 r1/4 Han Myeong-Seok 20 South Korea KOR
6 p2 r1/4 Ivan Lund 35 Australia AUS
6 p3 r1/4 Jesús Taboada 24 Argentina ARG
6 p4 r1/4 Bob Foxcroft 30 Canada CAN
6 p5 r1/4 Houshmand Almasi 36 Iran IRI
6 p6 r1/4 Bizhan Zarnegar 24 Iran IRI
6 p7 r1/4 John Bouchier-Hayes 19 Ireland IRL
6 p8 r1/4 Dibier Tamayo 25 Colombia COL
6 p9 r1/4 Adolfo Bisellach 22 Argentina ARG
7 p8 r1/4 Ronnie Theseira 34 Malaysia MAS