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Men's Sabre, Individual

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 21, 1996
Date Finished: July 21, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Stanislav Pozdnyakov
Silver: RUS Sergey Sharikov
Bronze: FRA Damien Touya


Russian hopes seemed to have taken a big hit with the exit of top seed and reigning World Champion [Grigory Kiriyenko] at the hands of Poland’s [Rafał Sznajder] in round 3. However the other members of the Russian team, [Stanislav Pozdnyakov] and [Sergey Sharikov], rose to the occasion spectacularly and faced off against each other for the gold medal. Pozdnyakov opened up a big lead, Sharikov fought back to 13-12 but Pozdnyakov killed off his hopes by scoring two more hits to win the gold medal.

All three Russians were amongst the top five seeds in the competition.

There was an upset in the bronze medal match where [Damien Touya] of France beat the higher ranked Hungarian [József Navarrete].

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Stanislav Pozdnyakov 22 Russia RUS Gold
2 Sergey Sharikov 22 Russia RUS Silver
3 Damien Touya 21 France FRA Bronze
4 József Navarrete 30 Hungary HUN
5 Felix Becker 31 Germany GER
6 Vadym Huttsait 24 Ukraine UKR
7 Rafał Sznajder 23 Poland POL
8 Steffen Wiesinger 26 Germany GER
9 Grigory Kiriyenko 30 Russia RUS
10 Tonhi Terenzi 27 Italy ITA
11 Luigi Tarantino 23 Italy ITA
12 Jean-Philippe Daurelle 32 France FRA
13 Franck Ducheix 34 France FRA
14 Norbert Jaskot 25 Poland POL
15 Fernando Medina 23 Spain ESP
16 Vilmoș Szabo 31 Romania ROU
17 Bence Szabó 34 Hungary HUN
18 Csaba Köves 29 Hungary HUN
19 Raffaello Caserta 23 Italy ITA
20 Florin Lupeică 23 Romania ROU
21 Frank Bleckmann 28 Germany GER
22 Janusz Olech 31 Poland POL
23 Raúl Peinador 27 Spain ESP
24 Volodymyr Kaliuzhniy 24 Ukraine UKR
25 Mihai Covaliu 18 Romania ROU
26 Antonio García 31 Spain ESP
27 James Williams 29 Great Britain GBR
28 Peter Cox, Jr. 29 United States USA
29 Jean-Paul Banos 35 Canada CAN
30 Tony Plourde 30 Canada CAN
31 Jean-Marie Banos 34 Canada CAN
32 Yu Sang-Ju 27 South Korea KOR
33 Seo Seong-Jun 25 South Korea KOR
34 Tom Strzalkowski 24 United States USA
35 Yan Xiandong 23 China CHN
36 Archil Lortkipanidze 26 Georgia GEO
37 Peter Westbrook 44 United States USA
38 Lee Hyo-Geun 28 South Korea KOR
39 Carlos Bravo 22 Venezuela VEN
40T Elxan Məmmədov 26 Azerbaijan AZE
40T Bruno Cornet 19 Paraguay PAR
40T Miguel Robles 21 Bolivia BOL
40T Raouf Salim Bernaoui 20 Algeria ALG