Host City: Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Mexico
Venue(s): Fernando Montes de Oca Fencing Hall, Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City, Ciudad de MÃ©xico
Date Started: October 24, 1968
Date Finished: October 25, 1968
The Soviet Union were the hot favourites for gold having won the last two World Championships and with both the World and Olympic champions in their team. The Soviets were untroubled in reaching the gold medal match where they would face Hungary, who had been similarly impressive in the qualifying rounds. Newly crowned individual champion [GyÅzÅ KulcsÃ¡r] surprisingly lost all of his bouts for Hungary in the final but his teammates rallied magnificently to post a 7-4 victory over the USSR.
The bronze medal went to Poland who defeated West Germany.
|3 p1 r1/4||United States||USA|
|3 p2 r1/4||Mexico||MEX|
|3 p3 r1/4||Canada||CAN|
|3 p4 r1/4||Switzerland||SUI|
|3 p5 r1/4||Brazil||BRA|
|4 p1 r1/4||Portugal||POR|
|4 p2 r1/4||Australia||AUS|
|4 p3 r1/4||Argentina||ARG|
|4 p4 r1/4||Ireland||IRL|
|4 p5 r1/4||Cuba||CUB|