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Fencing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Fencing Hall, Helleniko Olympic Complex, Hellinikon
Date Started: August 17, 2004
Date Finished: August 17, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: SUI Marcel Fischer
Silver: CHN Wang Lei
Bronze: RUS Pavel Kolobkov


Swiss fencers had been competing at the Olympic Games since the Paris Olympics of 1900 but, in all those years, had never produced an Olympic champion in the sport. Prior to 2004 [Marcel Fischer]'s greatest achievements had been a brace of victories in the 2003 World Cup and a fourth place finish at the Sydney Olympics but the Swiss #1 had a smooth progression through to the final where he faced another trailblazer in the shape of [Wang Lei], the first Chinese male ever to reach an Olympic final.

Lei had defeated 2002 World Champion [Pavel Kolobkov] of Russia to reach the gold medal match. The Chinese fencer was not able to repeat his semi-final form against Fischer and the native of Biel/Bienne won a historic victory for Switzerland. For his achievement Fischer was named as Switzerland's Sportsman of the Year in 2004.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Marcel Fischer 25 Switzerland SUI Gold
2 Wang Lei 23 China CHN Silver
3 Pavel Kolobkov 34 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Éric Boisse 24 France FRA
5 Fabrice Jeannet 23 France FRA
6 Silvio Fernández 25 Venezuela VEN
7 Soren Thompson 23 United States USA
8 Daniel Strigel 29 Germany GER
9 Alfredo Rota 29 Italy ITA
10 Zhao Gang 33 China CHN
11 Sven Schmid 26 Germany GER
12 Lee Sang-Yeop 31 South Korea KOR
13 Iván Kovács 34 Hungary HUN
14 Andrés Carrillo 23 Cuba CUB
15 Igor Turchin 22 Russia RUS
16 Dmytro Kariuchenko 24 Ukraine UKR
17 Christoph Marik 26 Austria AUT
18 Gábor Boczkó 27 Hungary HUN
19 Seth Kelsey 22 United States USA
20 Hugues Obry 31 France FRA
21 Géza Imre 29 Hungary HUN
22 Cody Mattern 23 United States USA
23 Paris Inostroza 31 Chile CHI
24 Maksym Khvorost 22 Ukraine UKR
25 Jörg Fiedler 26 Germany GER
26 Seamus Robinson 29 Australia AUS
27 Xie Yongjun 24 China CHN
28 Yasser Mahmoud 28 Egypt EGY
29 Sergey Kochetkov 31 Russia RUS
30 Ahmed Nabil 18 Egypt EGY
31 Alexandru Nyisztor 25 Romania ROU
32 Siriroj Rathprasert 28 Thailand THA
33 Muhannad Saif El-Din 23 Egypt EGY
34 Bohdan Nikishyn 24 Ukraine UKR
35 Giorgos Abalof 22 Greece GRE
36 Aissam Rami 29 Morocco MAR
37 Abderrahmane Daidj 27 Algeria ALG