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Men's Épée, Individual

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Exhibit Hall, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California; Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 8, 1984

Gold: FRA Philippe Boisse
Silver: SWE Björne Väggö
Bronze: FRA Philippe Riboud


Épée was the only weapon at the 1983 World Championships where no medallist came from a country that would go on to boycott the Los Angeles Olympics. Those individual medallists from 1983 were not the ones to prosper in LA and all three exited before the semi-final phase. The two finalists were an unlikely pairing in the form of [Philippe Boisse], a Frenchman who had found success as a member of the French team but who had not yet scaled the heights in major global competition and [Björne Väggö], a Swede who was ranked outside the world’s top 40. Väggö had reached the gold medal match on the back of a run of upset victories but met his match in Boisse, who won their encounter on a 10-5 score. Bronze went to [Philippe Riboud] of France who won the same medal in 1980.

Boisse added the 1985 World title to his collection before retiring from competition to further his career as a radiologist. His son Eric followed in the father’s footsteps and was a member of the French épée team at the Athina Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Philippe Boisse 29 France FRA Gold
2 Björne Väggö 28 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Philippe Riboud 27 France FRA Bronze
4 Stefano Bellone 29 Italy ITA
5 Michel Poffet 26 Switzerland SUI
6 Elmar Borrmann 27 West Germany FRG
7 Alexander Pusch 29 West Germany FRG
8 Volker Fischer 33 West Germany FRG
9 Angelo Mazzoni 23 Italy ITA
10 Michel Dessureault 27 Canada CAN
11 Nils Koppang 26 Norway NOR
12 Daniel Giger 34 Switzerland SUI
13 Olivier Lenglet 24 France FRA
14 Sandro Cuomo 21 Italy ITA
15 Martin Brill 28 New Zealand NZL
16 BÃ¥rd Vonen 28 Norway NOR
17 Stephen Trevor 20 United States USA
18 Robert Marx 27 United States USA
19 Daniel Perreault 23 Canada CAN
20 Steven Paul 29 Great Britain GBR
21 Jerri Bergström 21 Sweden SWE
22 John Llewellyn 26 Great Britain GBR
23 Cui Yining 27 China CHN
24 Ihab Aly 22 Egypt EGY
25 Zhao Zhizhong 25 China CHN
26 Arno Strohmeyer 21 Austria AUT
27 Kim Seong-Mun 21 South Korea KOR
28 Khaled Soliman 29 Egypt EGY
29 Ángel Fernández 23 Spain ESP
30 Zong Xiangqing 24 China CHN
31 Jean-Marc Chouinard 20 Canada CAN
32 Murat Dizioğlu 20 Turkey TUR
33 Yun Nam-Jin 21 South Korea KOR
34 Lee Il-Hui 22 South Korea KOR
35 Hannes Lembacher 30 Austria AUT
36 Stéphane Ganeff 25 Belgium BEL
37 Tsai Shing-Hsiang 23 Chinese Taipei TPE
38 Lee Shelley 28 United States USA
39 José Rafael Magallanes 28 Venezuela VEN
40 Gabriel Nigon 28 Switzerland SUI
41 Mohamed Al-Thuwani 21 Kuwait KUW
42 Thierry Soumagne 30 Belgium BEL
43T Kazem Hasan 23 Kuwait KUW
43T Greger Forslöw 23 Sweden SWE
45 Abdel Monem Salem 29 Egypt EGY
46 Sergio Lucchetti 26 Argentina ARG
47 Stefan Joos 21 Belgium BEL
48 Gilberto Peña 41 Puerto Rico PUR
49 Denis Cunningham 34 Hong Kong HKG
50 David Cocker 29 New Zealand NZL
51 Marcelo Magnasco 26 Argentina ARG
52 Jamil Mohamed Bubashit 17 Saudi Arabia KSA
53 Neutron Liu 25 Hong Kong HKG
54 Osama Al-Khurafi 21 Kuwait KUW
55 John Hugo Pedersen 23 Norway NOR
56 Mohamed Ahmed Abu Ali 19 Saudi Arabia KSA
57 Lee Tai-Chung 25 Chinese Taipei TPE
58T Csaba Gaspar 29 Argentina ARG
58T Rashid Fahd Al-Rasheed Saudi Arabia KSA
58T Saul Mendoza 19 Bolivia BOL
61T Jonathan Stanbury 33 Great Britain GBR
61T Jim Kerr 43 United States Virgin Islands ISV
63 Terence Lam 29 Hong Kong HKG