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Fencing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Foil, 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 7, 2016
Date Finished: August 7, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: ITA Daniele Garozzo
Silver: USA Alexander Massialas
Bronze: RUS Timur Safin

Summary

FIE’s top-ranked American [Alexander Massialas], son of Olympian and US fencing coach [Greg Massialas], lost the men’s individual foil final against Italian [Daniele Garozzo], ranked 11. Garozzo shattered Massialas dream to become the first US fencing gold medalist since St. Louis 1904. The Italian scored six straight points in the final to build a comfortable lead, before securing the gold with a 15-11 victory. A prematurely celebrating Garozzo was ordered by the officials to return to the piste before awarding him the winning point. In front of an enthusiastic crowd, Massialas needed a rally of seven consecutive points in the last eight to make it through to the semi-final 15-14 after trailing Italy’s [Giorgio Avola] 8-14. UK’s [Richard Kruse] prevented an all-American semi-final, when he defeated [Gerek Meinhardt] 15-13 in the quarter-final. Russian [Timur Safin], who lost the semi against Garozzo 8-15, narrowly edged out Kruse in the bronze medal match 15 -13.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal S
1 Daniele Garozzo 23 Italy ITA Gold 9
2 Alexander Massialas 22 United States USA Silver 2
3 Timur Safin 23 Russia RUS Bronze 12
4 Richard Kruse 33 Great Britain GBR 6
5 Gerek Meinhardt 26 United States USA 3
6 Giorgio Avola 27 Italy ITA 7
7 Chen Haiwei 21 China CHN 13
8 Guilherme Toldo 23 Brazil BRA 33
9 Ma Jianfei 32 China CHN 4
10 James Davis 25 Great Britain GBR 5
11 Alaaeldin Abouelkassem 25 Egypt EGY 8
12 Peter Joppich 33 Germany GER 10
13 Erwann Le Péchoux 34 France FRA 14
14 Edgar Cheung 19 Hong Kong HKG 17
15 Artur Akhmatkhuzin 28 Russia RUS 18
16 Andrea Cassarà 32 Italy ITA 22
17 Yuki Ota 30 Japan JPN 1
18 Jérémy Cadot 29 France FRA 11
19 Miles Chamley-Watson 26 United States USA 15
20 Heo Jun 28 South Korea KOR 16
21 Lei Sheng 32 China CHN 19
22 Laurence Halsted 32 Great Britain GBR 20
23 Aleksey Cheremisinov 31 Russia RUS 21
24 Enzo Lefort 24 France FRA 23
25 Tarek Fouad 29 Egypt EGY 24
26 Alexander Choupenitch 22 Czech Republic CZE 25
27 Daniel Gómez 26 Mexico MEX 26
28 Victor Sintès 35 Algeria ALG 27
29 Mohamed Ayoub Ferjani 30 Tunisia TUN 28
30 Ghislain Perrier 29 Brazil BRA 29
31 Maximilien Van Haaster 24 Canada CAN 30
32 Mohamed Essam 21 Egypt EGY 31
33 René Pranz 30 Austria AUT 32
34 Henrique Marques 19 Brazil BRA 34
35 Antonio Leal 29 Venezuela VEN 35