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Fencing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Individual

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales; Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 16, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Pavel Kolobkov
Silver: FRA Hugues Obry
Bronze: KOR Lee Sang-Gi


At three previous Olympics [Pavel Kolobkov] has always won a medal although never a gold.

His chances appeared to be good when he was made top seed at Sydney but few would have predicted the ease with which he would finally take the elusive Olympic title. Only once, in the quarter-final against [Iván Trevejo] of Cuba, did he ever look likely to be defeated.

A hint of controversy hovered over the silver medallist [Hugues Obry] of France. In the semi-final against Switzerland’s [Marcel Fischer] he was awarded two penalty points when Fischer was alleged to have run into Obry. An angry Fischer accused the Frenchman of exaggerating the incident for his own benefit. Fischer suffered further heartbreak with a 15-14 defeat to [Lee Sang-Gi] in the bronze medal match.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Pavel Kolobkov 30 Russia RUS Gold
2 Hugues Obry 27 France FRA Silver
3 Lee Sang-Gi 34 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Marcel Fischer 22 Switzerland SUI
5 Péter Vánky 32 Sweden SWE
6 Iván Trevejo 29 Cuba CUB
7 Éric Srecki 36 France FRA
8 Zhao Gang 29 China CHN
9 Arnd Schmitt 35 Germany GER
10 Alfredo Rota 25 Italy ITA
11 Attila Fekete 26 Hungary HUN
12 Lee Sang-Yeop 27 South Korea KOR
13 Paolo Milanoli 30 Italy ITA
14 Mauricio Rivas 36 Colombia COL
15 Gerry Adams 38 Australia AUS
16 Oleksandr Horbachuk 27 Ukraine UKR
17 Kaido Kaaberma 31 Estonia EST
18 Jörg Fiedler 22 Germany GER
19 Iván Kovács 30 Hungary HUN
20 Oliver Kayser 26 Austria AUT
21 Jean-François Di Martino 33 France FRA
22 Marc-Konstantin Steifensand 34 Germany GER
23 Angelo Mazzoni 39 Italy ITA
24 Vitaly Zakharov 32 Belarus BLR
25 Yang Noe-Seong 27 South Korea KOR
26 Christoph Marik 22 Austria AUT
27 Michael Switak 26 Austria AUT
28 Laurie Shong 29 Canada CAN
29 Tamir Bloom 28 United States USA
30 Meelis Loit 29 Estonia EST
31 Vladimir Pchenikin 30 Belarus BLR
32 Aleksandr Poddubny 40 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
33 Andrus Kajak 35 Estonia EST
34 Carlos Pedroso 33 Cuba CUB
35 Nelson Loyola 32 Cuba CUB
36 Jonathan Peña 26 Puerto Rico PUR
37 Wang Weixin 25 China CHN
38 Andrey Murashko 25 Belarus BLR
39 Nick Heffernan 26 Australia AUS
40 Sergey Shabalin 29 Kazakhstan KAZ
41 David Nathan 34 Australia AUS
42 Muhannad Saif El-Din 20 Egypt EGY