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Fencing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Épée, Individual

Fencing at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 3, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 9, 2016
Date Finished: August 9, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: KOR Park Sang-Young
Silver: HUN Géza Imre
Bronze: FRA Gauthier Grumier

Summary

One of the major upsets in the Rio fencing tournaments was the victory of Korean [Park Sang-Young], who had dropped from 3 to 21 in the world’s ranking following a knee injury in 2015. One of his victims was No. 2 seeded [Enrico Garozzo] in the round of the last 16. In the semi-final Park dominated [Benjamin Steffen] from Switzerland, ranked 13th in the world, 15-9 and advanced to the final. There, his opponent, Hungarian [Géza Imre], looked like a sure winner, leading 14-10 against the Korean. But in an exciting comeback, Park managed to score point by point and finally beat Imre 15-14 after a five point rally as the youngest in the field beat the oldest. The 41-year-old Imre became fencing's oldest individual Olympic medalist since 1952. In Helsinki, fencing legend [Aladár Gerevich], also from Hungary, was 42 when he won the silver in the men's sabre. The number one seeded Frenchman [Gauthier Grumier] pinned down all opponents easily before the semi-finals. There, he met Imre, who had already beaten him in the final of the 2015 World Championships. The Hungarian held on to a three point lead countering Grumier's attacks with simultaneous touches to win 15-13. Grumier took the bronze medal beating Steffen 15-11.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal S
1 Park Sang-Young 20 South Korea KOR Gold 18
2 Géza Imre 41 Hungary HUN Silver 4
3 Gauthier Grumier 32 France FRA Bronze 1
4 Benjamin Steffen 34 Switzerland SUI 14
5 Yannick Borel 27 France FRA 6
6 Kazuyasu Minobe 29 Japan JPN 9
7 Max Heinzer 28 Switzerland SUI 10
8 Nikolai Novosjolov 36 Estonia EST 21
9 Enrico Garozzo 27 Italy ITA 2
10 Bohdan Nikishyn 36 Ukraine UKR 3
11 Vadim Anokhin 24 Russia RUS 7
12 Fabian Kauter 30 Switzerland SUI 11
13 Gábor Boczkó 39 Hungary HUN 13
14 Ayman Alaa El-Din 25 Egypt EGY 16
15 Anton Avdeyev 29 Russia RUS 25
16 Francisco Limardo 29 Venezuela VEN 28
17 Daniel Jérent 25 France FRA 5
18 Bas Verwijlen 32 Netherlands NED 8
19 Park Gyeong-Du 32 South Korea KOR 12
20 Pavel Sukhov 28 Russia RUS 15
21 Rubén Limardo 31 Venezuela VEN 17
22 Jason Pryor 28 United States USA 19
23 Alexandre Bouzaid 35 Senegal SEN 20
24 Anatoliy Herei 27 Ukraine UKR 22
25 Paolo Pizzo 33 Italy ITA 23
26 Marco Fichera 22 Italy ITA 24
27 Maxime Brinck-Croteau 30 Canada CAN 26
28 András Rédli 32 Hungary HUN 27
29 John Édison Rodríguez 25 Colombia COL 29
30 Jiao Yunlong 28 China CHN 30
31 Jeong Jin-Seon 32 South Korea KOR 31
32 Athos Schwantes 31 Brazil BRA 32
33 Jiří Beran 34 Czech Republic CZE 33
34 Silvio Fernández 37 Venezuela VEN 34
35 Guilherme Melaragno 22 Brazil BRA 35
36 Dmytro Kariuchenko 36 Ukraine UKR 36
37 Nicolas Ferreira 23 Brazil BRA 37
38 Abdulaziz Al-Shatti 25 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA 38