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Fencing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Team

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Football Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 28, 1980
Date Finished: July 29, 1980

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: HUN Hungary


It would have taken a brave man to have predicted anything other than a Soviet victory in the team sabre. After all they were World Champions in 1979, where they also swept the medals individually, and had just provided the winners of gold and silver in the individual foil.

As such it came as a great shock when they lost their opening match against Romania by 9-7.

They recovered to reach the semi-finals where, largely through the efforts of Viktor Krovopuskov, they defeated Hungary in a close fought contest.

The Soviets finally regained their best form in the final and trounced Poland by 9-2 to retain the Olympic title. Hungary beat Poland for bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Poland POL
5 Romania ROU
6 East Germany GDR
7 Cuba CUB
8 Bulgaria BUL