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Fencing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Team

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 26, 1988
Date Finished: September 27, 1988

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: FRG West Germany
Bronze: HUN Hungary


The quarter-finals saw reigning World Champions West Germany eliminate Italy, their immediate predecessors as champions, and Hungary defeat France in a battle of 1987 World Championship medallists. The semi-finals were a contrasting affair, West comfortably defeated East in an all-German meeting whilst the Soviets defeated Hungary by scoring six more hits in an 8-8 tie. West German were very much the favourites to take gold but the least regarded fencer on the Soviet team, the Georgian native [Vladimer Aptsiauri], produced an inspired display to win all three bouts he contested and help the USSR to the title. Hungary took the bronze medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 West Germany FRG Silver
3 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 East Germany GDR
5 Poland POL
6 France FRA
7 Italy ITA
8 China CHN
9 South Korea KOR
10 Great Britain GBR
11 Canada CAN
12 Sweden SWE
13 Japan JPN
14 United States USA
15 Kuwait KUW
16 Hong Kong HKG