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Fencing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Foil, Team

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 12, 2016
Date Finished: August 12, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Russia
Silver: FRA France
Bronze: USA United States

Summary

Russia’s men’s foil team, comprising [Aleksey Cheremisinov], [Artur Akhmatkhuzin] and individual bronze medalist [Timur Safin] defeated France in the final 45-41. On their road to victory, the team had to fight three close matches against Britain, the United States and finally France. After trailing France in the first seven periods by up to nine points at one point, the Russians came back with a last minute surge of Akhmatkhuzin and Cheremisinov outscoring French substitute [Jean-Paul Tony Helissey] and [Erwann Le Péchoux] 15-6 to take gold..

The US team, led by their top fencers [Alexander Massialas], the individual silver medalist, and [Gerek Meinhardt] had to take consolation in comfortably winning the bronze medal contest against Italy, the defending world and Olympic champions, 45-31, to win the country’s first medal in the men’s team foil since 1932. After trailing Italy in the first periods, the US came back when Meinhardt easily beat [Andrea Baldini] 8-0 for a 25-20 lead. This bout started an American 18-2 rally. Substitute [Race Imboden] and Massialas closed the match with five points each.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Russia RUS Gold
2 France FRA Silver
3 United States USA Bronze
4 Italy ITA
5 China CHN
6 Great Britain GBR
7 Egypt EGY
8 Brazil BRA