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Fencing at the 1904 Summer Olympics

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, five fencing events were contested, all for men only. The third edition of the Olympic fencing program included a team event (in men's foil) for the first time, as well as the only Olympic singlestick competition. Events for fencing professionals were eliminated. The competitions were held on September 7, 1904 and September 8, 1904.



  • Medal summary 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal table 3
  • References 4

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Foil, Individual
 Ramón Fonst (CUB)  Albertson Van Zo Post [1] (CUB)  Charles Tatham [2] (CUB)
Foil, Team
 Mixed team (ZZX) [3]
 Ramón Fonst (CUB)
 Albertson Van Zo Post (CUB) [1]
 Manuel Díaz (CUB)
 United States (USA)
Charles Tatham [2]
Charles Townsend
Arthur Fox
None awarded
Épée, Individual
 Ramón Fonst (CUB)  Charles Tatham [2] (CUB)  Albertson Van Zo Post [1] (CUB)
Sabre, Individual
 Manuel Díaz (CUB)  William Grebe (USA)  Albertson Van Zo Post [1] (CUB)
 Albertson Van Zo Post [1] (CUB)  William O'Connor (USA)  William Grebe (USA)
  1. ^ a b c d e The IOC results database shows Albertson Van Zo Post as Cuban however he was American.
  2. ^ a b c The IOC results database shows Charles Tatham as Cuban for individual events and American for the team event.
  3. ^ The IOC results database shows this team as mixed with athletes from Cuba and the USA, but all athletes are listed as Cuban for their individual event medals, but Van Zo Post was American

Participating nations

A total of 11 fencers from 3 nations competed at the St. Louis Games:

(*) NOTE: Only Díaz and Fonst are counted as Cuban, while Van Zo Post and Tatham are counted as American.

Medal table

The IOC counts one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals won by the American Van Zo Post for Cuba instead of the United States. The one silver and one bronze medal won by the American Tatham are also counted for Cuba instead of the United States.


  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • Spalding's Athletic Almanac for 1905 (digitzed copy online)
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