Fencing at the 1908 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueFranco-British Exhibition fencing grounds
DatesJuly 17–24
No. of events4
Competitors131 from 14 nations
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At the 1908 Summer Olympics, four fencing events were contested.

The 1908 Games were the first to lack a foil competition. Foil fencing, "not being in the opinion of the organisers a form of sport which is improved by competition,[1]" was held only as a display. The 1908 Olympics did introduce team sabre and épée competitions. As in the 1904 edition, the London Games held no events for masters; all fencing was done by amateurs.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Épée, Individual
Gaston Alibert
Alexandre Lippmann
Eugène Olivier
Épée, Team
 France (FRA)
Gaston Alibert
Herman Georges Berger
Charles Collignon
Eugène Olivier
 Great Britain (GBR)
Charles Leaf Daniell
Cecil Haig
Martin Holt
Robert Montgomerie
 Belgium (BEL)
Paul Anspach
Desire Beaurain
Ferdinand Feyerick
François Rom
Sabre, Individual
Jenő Fuchs
Béla Zulawszky
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf
Sabre, Team
 Hungary (HUN)
Jenő Fuchs
Oszkár Gerde
Péter Tóth
Lajos Werkner
Dezső Földes
 Italy (ITA)
Marcello Bertinetti
Riccardo Nowak
Abelardo Olivier
Alessandro Pirzio-Biroli
Sante Ceccherini
 Bohemia (BOH)
Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský
Vilém Goppold von Lobsdorf
Bedřich Schejbal
Jaroslav Šourek-Tuček
Otakar Lada

Participating nations

131 fencers from 14 nations competed.[2]

Medal table

1 France (FRA)2114
2 Hungary (HUN)2103
3 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 Italy (ITA)0101
5 Bohemia (BOH)0022
6 Belgium (BEL)0011
Totals (6 entries)44412


  1. ^ Official Report, p. 127
  2. ^ "Fencing: 1908 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-12-24.

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