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Fencing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Team

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): University of Montréal Winter Stadium, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 28, 1976
Date Finished: July 29, 1976

Gold: SWE Sweden
Silver: FRG West Germany
Bronze: SUI Switzerland


Sweden and West Germany had emerged as major players in the world of épée in the years since the München Olympics with [Rolf Edling] of Sweden winning the World title in 1973 and 1974 and West Germany’s [Alexander Pusch] matching that feat in 1975. Both men qualified for the medal pool in Montréal which turned out to be the most evenly matched in Olympic history. Three men, including Pusch, were tied with a record of 3 wins and 2 losses whilst the other three, which included Edling, had 2 wins and 3 losses. Pusch won matches in the tie-breaking barrage to win gold ahead of teammate [Hans-Jürgen Hehn] and the 1968 champion [Győző Kulcsár] of Hungary. If one ignores the 1906 Intercalated Games, Pusch was the first German male to win an Olympic fencing title.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Sweden SWE Gold
2 West Germany FRG Silver
3 Switzerland SUI Bronze
4 Hungary HUN
5 Soviet Union URS
6 Romania ROU
7T Italy ITA
7T Norway NOR
9T Great Britain GBR
9T France FRA
11T Argentina ARG
11T Austria AUT
11T Canada CAN
11T Finland FIN
11T Hong Kong HKG
11T Iran IRI
11T Poland POL
11T Thailand THA
11T United States USA