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Men's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Fencing Hall, Helleniko Olympic Complex, Hellinikon
Date Started: August 16, 2004
Date Finished: August 16, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: FRA Brice Guyart
Silver: ITA Salvatore Sanzo
Bronze: ITA Andrea Cassarà


As a teenager [Brice Guyart] had been a member of the victorious French team in Sydney and had been a regular fixture in the national squad since then, albeit without tasting much success in major championships as an individual. To win in Athens Guyart had to turn back the challenges of the two top seeded Italian fencers. Firstly he defeated the number one seed, [Andrea Cassarà], by a single hit in the semi-final then clinched the gold medal with a 15-13 victory of second seed [Salvatore Sanzo]. This would be the only major individual victory of the Frenchman's career although he continued to be a valued member of the French team for many years to come.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Brice Guyart 23 France FRA Gold
2 Salvatore Sanzo 28 Italy ITA Silver
3 Andrea Cassarà 20 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Renal Ganeyev 19 Russia RUS
5 Simone Vanni 25 Italy ITA
6 Peter Joppich 21 Germany GER
7 Wu Hanxiong 23 China CHN
8 Richard Kruse 21 Great Britain GBR
9 Yuki Ota 18 Japan JPN
10 Ha Chang-Deok 22 South Korea KOR
11 Park Hui-Gyeong 25 South Korea KOR
12 Loïc Attely 26 France FRA
13 Erwann Le Péchoux 22 France FRA
14 Choi Byeong-Cheol 22 South Korea KOR
15 Tamer Mohamed Tahoun 27 Egypt EGY
16 Dan Kellner 28 United States USA
17 Ralf Bißdorf 33 Germany GER
18 Cédric Gohy 29 Belgium BEL
19 Wang Haibin 30 China CHN
20 João Gomes 29 Portugal POR
21 Ruslan Nasibullin 23 Russia RUS
22 Dong Zhaozhi 30 China CHN
23 Roland Schlosser 21 Austria AUT
24 André Weßels 22 Germany GER
25 Yury Molchan 21 Russia RUS
26 Edgar Chumacero 24 Mexico MEX
27 Frank Bartolillo 22 Australia AUS
28 Mostafa Nagaty 21 Egypt EGY
29 Josh McGuire 21 Canada CAN
30 Jon Tiomkin 25 United States USA
31 Carlos Rodríguez 26 Venezuela VEN
32 Sofiane El-Azizi 25 Algeria ALG
33 Jed Dupree 24 United States USA
34 Mostafa Anwar 22 Egypt EGY
35 Maher Ben Aziza 24 Tunisia TUN
36 Lau Kwok Kin 27 Hong Kong HKG