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Men's Épée, Individual

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Olympic Green Convention Center, Beijing
Date Started: August 10, 2008
Date Finished: August 10, 2008
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: ITA Matteo Tagliariol
Silver: FRA Fabrice Jeannet
Bronze: ESP José Luis Abajo


The men's épée produced a spree of upsets in the early stages of the competition. World champion [Krisztian Kulcsar] of Hungary was the first to fall, followed swiftly by defending Olympic champion [Jérôme Jeannet] of France and world #1 [Silvio Fernández] of Venezuela.

Those who survived the cull of top rated fencers to reach the Olympic final were former World Champion [Fabrice Jeannet], younger brother of Jérôme, and Italy's [Matteo Tagliariol] who had won the silver medal at the 2007 European Championship. Tagliariol was victorious in Beijing and revived the Italian tradition of Olympic success in the event that had been dormant since [Giuseppe Delfino] won Italy's sixth successive title in front of his home crowd in 1960.

The charismatic Tagliarol, who was inspired to fence by Alexandre Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers, became a popular media celebrity in his home country following his victory even as the standard of his performances dipped following the Beijing Olympics. He failed to gain a place on the Italian team for the London Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Matteo Tagliariol 25 Italy ITA Gold
2 Fabrice Jeannet 27 France FRA Silver
3 José Luis Abajo 30 Spain ESP Bronze
4 Gábor Boczkó 31 Hungary HUN
5 Jeong Jin-Seon 24 South Korea KOR
6 Radosław Zawrotniak 26 Poland POL
7 Diego Confalonieri 29 Italy ITA
8 Bas Verwijlen 24 Netherlands NED
9 Silvio Fernández 29 Venezuela VEN
10 Jérôme Jeannet 31 France FRA
11 Michael Kauter 29 Switzerland SUI
12 Géza Imre 33 Hungary HUN
13 Dmytro Chumak 28 Ukraine UKR
14 Ulrich Robeiri 25 France FRA
15 Igor Tikhomirov 45 Canada CAN
16 Yin Lianchi 24 China CHN
17 Seth Kelsey 26 United States USA
18 Krisztián Kulcsár 37 Hungary HUN
19 Maksym Khvorost 26 Ukraine UKR
20 Kim Won-Jin 23 South Korea KOR
21 Alfredo Rota 33 Italy ITA
22 Anton Avdeyev 21 Russia RUS
23 Rubén Limardo 23 Venezuela VEN
24 Wang Lei 27 China CHN
25 Tomasz Motyka 27 Poland POL
26 Joaquim Videira 24 Portugal POR
27 Kim Seung-Gu 27 South Korea KOR
28 Bohdan Nikishyn 28 Ukraine UKR
29 Li Guojie 22 China CHN
30 Nikolai Novosjolov 28 Estonia EST
31 Paris Inostroza 35 Chile CHI
32 Sturla Torkildsen 27 Norway NOR
33 Wolfgang Mejías 25 Venezuela VEN
34 Ahmed Nabil 22 Egypt EGY
35 Shogo Nishida 25 Japan JPN
36 Adam Wiercioch 27 Poland POL
37 Sergey Kachurin 34 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
38 Mike Wood 37 South Africa RSA
39 Dario Torrente 42 South Africa RSA
40 Given Maduma 21 South Africa RSA
41 Aissam Rami 33 Morocco MAR