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 18, 1968
Date Finished: October 19, 1968
Although the Soviet Union had ruled the world of team foil since before the Rome Olympics they had suffered a shock defeat and dropped their World title to Romania in 1967.
In Mexico the two teams met at the semi-final stage with the Soviets winning only by the tiebreaker of hits conceded after both teams had won eight bouts each.
This put the Soviets into the final where they would face France. World Champion [Viktor Putiatin] was off form at these Olympic Games and would lose all three of his matches in the final. This gave France the momentum to record a 9-6 victory and regain the title for the first time since Helsinki.
Poland won the bronze medal by defeating Romania.
|2 p1 r2/4||Great Britain||GBR|
|2 p2 r2/4||Cuba||CUB|
|3 p1 r1/4||Mexico||MEX|
|3 p2 r1/4||United States||USA|
|3 p3 r1/4||Egypt||EGY|
|3 p4 r1/4||Argentina||ARG|
|3 p5 r1/4||Canada||CAN|
|4 p4 r1/4||Venezuela||VEN|
|4 p5 r1/4||Ireland||IRL|