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World Fencing Championships

The World Championships in Fencing is an annual competition organized by the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime or FIE, (International Fencing Federation in English). The world championships are, after the Olympic Games, the most prominent international competition in the sport of fencing. Contestants may participate in foil, épée, and sabre events.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Hosts 2
  • Hosting tally 3
  • World Champions 4
    • Foil 4.1
    • Épée 4.2
    • Sabre 4.3
  • Total medals by country 5
  • Multiple medallist 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • Sources 9
  • External links 10

History

The FIE first organized an international fencing championship in Paris in 1921. The competition in its early years was billed as a European fencing tournament, and the initial participants were members of the fencing federations of the various European nations. In 1937, the FIE, at the request of an Italian contingent of fencers, granted world title status to the annual tournament, with retrospective recognition to the Championships held since 1926. (The government of Benito Mussolini in Italy was, at this time, offering national recognition and privileges to winners of Olympic or world titles.)[1]

Since 1921, the FIE championships have occurred annually, with the exception of all events held during the Summer Olympics, and an interruption forced by World War II between 1938 and 1947. The fencing competitions at the Summer Olympics have served as the World Championships of the year for the relevant events. Events not held during the Summer Olympics[2] have the FIE championship at a designated World Cup in the same year since 2000.

The three types of events were introduced successively. Men's épée competition began in 1921, sabre in 1922, and foil in 1926. Since 1929, women's competitions in foil have taken place.[3][4] A women's épée event was added in 1989, and women's sabre in 1999.

The year 1929 also saw the first team competition, in the foil event. Team events for sabre and épée were initiated in 1930. The women's team foil event began in 1932.[3][4] Team competition for women in épée and sabre began the same year as the individual women's events (1989 for épée and 1999 for sabre).

Hosts

 

Hosting tally

Hosting nations 1937–2014
Times hosted Host country
9  France
5  Hungary,  Italy
3  Cuba,  United States
2  Argentina,  Austria,  Germany,  Netherlands,  Portugal,  Russia,  Sweden,   Switzerland,  Turkey
1  Australia,  Belgium,  Bulgaria,  Canada,  China,  Denmark,  Egypt,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Monaco,
 Poland,  Czechoslovakia,  South Korea,  South Africa,  Soviet Union,  Spain,  Ukraine,  United Kingdom,  West Germany

World Champions

Foil

Year Location Men's Individual Women's Individual Men's Team Women's Team
1924 Olympics Paris Roger Ducret Ellen Osiier  France
1926 Budapest Giorgio Chiavacci
1927 Vichy Oreste Puliti
1928 Olympics Amsterdam Lucien Gaudin Helene Mayer  Italy
1929 Naples Oreste Puliti Helene Mayer
1930 Liege Giulio Gaudini Jenny Addams  Italy
1931 Vienna Lemoine Helene Mayer  Italy
1932 Copenhagen  Denmark
1932 Olympics Los Angeles Gustavo Marzi Ellen Preis  France
1933 Budapest Gioachino Guaragna Gwendoline Neligan  Italy  Hungary
1934 Warsaw Giulio Gaudini Ilona Elek  Italy  Hungary
1935 Lausanne Andre Gardere Ilona Elek  Italy  Hungary
1936 Olympics Berlin Giulio Gaudini Ilona Elek  Italy
1937 Paris Gustavo Marzi Helene Mayer  Italy  Hungary
1938 Piešťany Gioachino Guaragna Marie Šedivá  Italy
1939–1946 did not take place due to World War II
1947 Lisbon Christian D'Oriola Ellen Preis  France  Denmark
1948 The Hague  Denmark
1948 Olympics London Jehan Buhan Ilona Elek  France
1949 Cairo Christian D'Oriola Ellen Preis  Italy
1950 Monte Carlo Renzo Nostini Ellen Preis  Italy  France
1951 Stockholm Manlio Di Rosa Ilona Elek  France  France
1952 Copenhagen  Hungary
1952 Olympics Helsinki Christian D'Oriola Irene Camber  France
1953 Brussels Christian D'Oriola Irene Camber  France  Hungary
1954 Luxembourg Christian D'Oriola Karen Lachmann  Italy  Hungary
1955 Rome József Gyuricza Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky  Italy  Hungary
1956 London  Soviet Union
1956 Olympics Melbourne Christian D'Oriola Gillian Sheen  Italy
1957 Paris Mihály Fülöp Alexandra Zabelina  Hungary  Italy
1958 Philadelphia Giancarlo Bergamini Valentina Rastvorova
1959 Budapest Allan Jay Emma Yefimova
1960 Olympics Rome Viktor Zhdanovich Adelheid Schmid  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1961 Turin Ryszard Parulski Adelheid Schmid  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1962 Buenos Aires German Sveshnikov Olga Szabo  Soviet Union  Hungary
1963 Gdansk Jean Claude Magnan Ildikó Rejtő  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1964 Olympics Tokyo Egon Franke Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő  Soviet Union  Hungary
1965 Paris Jean Claude Magnan Galina Gorokhova  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1966 Moscow German Sveshnikov Tatyana Petrenko-Samusenko  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1967 Montreal Viktor Putyatin Alexandra Zabelina  Romania  Hungary
1968 Olympics Mexico City Ion Drimba Elena Novikova-Belova  France  Soviet Union
1969 Havana Friedrich Wessel Elena Novikova-Belova  Soviet Union  Romania
1970 Ankara Friedrich Wessel Galina Gorokhova  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1971 Vienna Vasyl Stankovych Marie-Chantal Depetris-Demaille  France  Soviet Union
1972 Olympics Munich Witold Woyda Antonella Ragno-Lonzi  Poland  Soviet Union
1973 Goteborg Christian Noel Valentina Nikonova  Soviet Union  Hungary
1974 Grenoble Alexander Romankov Ildikó Bóbis  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1975 Budapest Christian Noel Ecaterina Stahl  France  Soviet Union
1976 Olympics Montreal Fabio Dal Zotto Ildikó Schwarczenberger  West Germany  Soviet Union
1977 Buenos Aires Alexander Romankov Valentina Sidorova  West Germany  Soviet Union
1978 Hamburg Didier Flament Valentina Sidorova  Poland  Soviet Union
1979 Melbourne Alexander Romankov Cornelia Hanisch  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1980 Olympics Moscow Vladimir Smirnov Pascale Trinquet  France  France
1981 Clermont-Ferrand Vladimir Smirnov Cornelia Hanisch  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1982 Rome Alexander Romankov Nailya Gilyazova  Soviet Union  Italy
1983 Vienna Alexander Romankov Dorina Vaccaroni  West Germany  Italy
1984 Olympics Los Angeles Mauro Numa Luan Jujie  Italy  West Germany
1985 Barcelona Mauro Numa Cornelia Hanisch  Italy  West Germany
1986 Sofia Andrea Borella Anja Fichtel  Italy  Soviet Union
1987 Lausanne Mathias Gey Elisabeta Tufan  West Germany  Hungary
1988 Olympics Seoul Stefano Cerioni Anja Fichtel  Soviet Union  West Germany
1989 Denver Alexander Koch Olga Velichko  Soviet Union  West Germany
1990 Lyon Philippe Omnes Anja Fichtel  Italy  Italy
1991 Budapest Ingo Weissenborn Giovanna Trillini  Cuba  Italy
1992 Olympics Barcelona Philippe Omnes Giovanna Trillini  Germany  Italy
1993 Essen Alexander Koch Francesca Bortolozzi  Germany  Germany
1994 Athens Rolando Tucker Réka Szabó-Lăzar  Italy  Romania
1995 The Hague Dmitriy Shevchenko Laura Badea  Cuba  Italy
1996 Olympics Atlanta Alessandro Puccini Laura Badea  Russia  Italy
1997 Cape Town Sergei Golubitsky Giovanna Trillini  France  Italy
1998 La Chaux-de-Fonds Sergei Golubitsky Sabine Bau  Poland  Italy
1999 Seoul Sergei Golubitsky Valentina Vezzali  France  Germany
2000 Olympics Sydney Kim Young-Ho Valentina Vezzali  France  Italy
2001 Nîmes Salvatore Sanzo Valentina Vezzali  France  Italy
2002 Lisbon Simone Vanni Svetlana Boiko  Germany  Russia
2003 Havana Peter Joppich Valentina Vezzali  Italy  Poland
2004 New York City  Italy
2004 Olympics Athens Brice Guyart Valentina Vezzali  Italy
2005 Leipzig Salvatore Sanzo Valentina Vezzali  France  South Korea
2006 Turin Peter Joppich Margherita Granbassi  France  Russia
2007 Saint Petersburg Peter Joppich Valentina Vezzali  France  Poland
2008 Beijing  Italy
2008 Olympics Beijing Benjamin Kleibrink Valentina Vezzali  Russia
2009 Antalya Andrea Baldini Aida Shanaeva  Italy  Italy
2010 Paris Peter Joppich Elisa Di Francisca  China  Italy
2011 Catania Andrea Cassarà Valentina Vezzali  China  Russia
2012 Olympics London Lei Sheng Elisa Di Francisca  Italy  Italy
2013 Budapest Miles Chamley-Watson Arianna Errigo  Italy  Italy
2014 Kazan Aleksey Cheremisinov Arianna Errigo  France  Italy

Épée

Year Men's Individual Women's Individual Men's Team Women's Team
1921 Lucien Gaudin
1922 Raoul Heidé
1923 Wouter Brouver
1926 Georges Tainturier
1927 Georges Buchard
1929 Philippe Cattiau
1930 Philippe Cattiau  Belgium
1931 Georges Buchard  Italy
1933 Georges Buchard  Italy
1934 Pál Dunay  France
1935 Hans Drakenberg  France
1937 Bernard Schmetz  Italy
1938 Michel Pécheux  France
1939–1946 did not take place due to World War II
1947 Edouard Artigas  France
1949 Dario Mangiarotti  Italy
1950 Mogens Lüchow  Italy
1951 Edoardo Mangiarotti  France
1953 József Sákovics  Italy
1954 Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy
1955 Giorgio Anglesio  Italy
1957 Armand Mouyal  Italy
1958 Bill Hoskyns  Italy
1959 Bruno Habārovs  Hungary
1961 Jack Guittet  Soviet Union
1962 István Kausz  France
1963 Roland Losert  Poland
1965 Zoltán Nemere  France
1966 Aleksey Nikanchikov  France
1967 Aleksey Nikanchikov  Soviet Union
1969 Bogdan Andrzejevski  Soviet Union
1970 Aleksey Nikanchikov  Hungary
1971 Grigori Kriss  Hungary
1973 Rolf Edling  West Germany
1974 Rolf Edling  Sweden
1975 Alexander Pusch  Sweden
1977 Johan Harmenberg  Sweden
1978 Alexander Pusch  Hungary
1979 Philippe Riboud  Soviet Union
1981 Zoltán Székely  Soviet Union
1982 Jenő Pap  France
1983 Elmar Borrmann  France
1985 Philippe Boisse  West Germany
1986 Philippe Riboud  West Germany
1987 Volker Fischer  Soviet Union
1988 Brigitte Benon  West Germany
1989 Manuel Pereira Anja Straub  Italy  Hungary
1990 Thomas Gerull Taymi Chappe  Italy  West Germany
1991 Andrey Shuvalov Mariann Horváth  Soviet Union  Hungary
1992 Mariann Horváth  Hungary
1993 Pavel Kolobkov Oksana Jermakova  Italy  Hungary
1994 Pavel Kolobkov Laura Chiesa  France  Spain
1995 Éric Srecki Joanna Jakimiuk  Germany  Hungary
1997 Éric Srecki Mirayda García  Cuba  Hungary
1998 Hugues Obry Laura Flessel-Colovic  Hungary  Italy
1999 Arnd Schmitt Laura Flessel-Colovic  France  Hungary
2001 Paolo Milanoli Claudia Bokel  Hungary  Russia
2002 Pavel Kolobkov Hyun Hee  France  Hungary
2003 Fabrice Jeannet Natalyja Konrad  Russia  Russia
2005 Pavel Kolobkov Danuta Dmowska  France  France
2006 Lei Wang Tímea Nagy  France  China
2007 Krisztián Kulcsár Britta Heidemann  France  France
2008  France
2009 Anton Avdeev Lyubov Shutova  France  Italy
2010 Nikolai Novosjolov Maureen Nisima  France  Romania
2011 Paolo Pizzo Li Na  France  Romania
2012  United States
2013 Nikolai Novosjolov Julia Beljajeva  Hungary  Russia
2014 Ulrich Robeiri Rossella Fiamingo  France  Russia

Sabre

Year Men's Individual Women's Individual Men's Team Women's Team
1922 Adrianus de Jong
1923 Adrianus de Jong
1925 János Garay
1926 Sándor Gombos
1927 Sándor Gombos
1929 Gyula Glykais
1930 György Piller  Hungary
1931 György Piller  Hungary
1933 Endre Kabos  Hungary
1934 Endre Kabos  Hungary
1935 Aladár Gerevich  Hungary
1937 Pál Kovács  Hungary
1938 Aldo Montano  Italy
1939-1946 did not take place due to World War II
1947 Aldo Montano  Italy
1949 Gastone Darè  Italy
1950 Jean Levavasseur  Italy
1951 Aladár Gerevich  Hungary
1953 Pál Kovács  Hungary
1954 Rudolf Kárpáti  Hungary
1955 Aladár Gerevich  Hungary
1957 Jerzy Pawłowski  Hungary
1958 Yakov Rylsky  Hungary
1959 Rudolf Kárpáti  Poland
1961 Yakov Rylsky  Poland
1962 Zoltán Horváth  Poland
1963 Yakov Rylsky  Poland
1965 Jerzy Pawłowski  Soviet Union
1966 Jerzy Pawłowski  Hungary
1967 Mark Rakita  Soviet Union
1969 Viktor Sidjak  Soviet Union
1970 Tibor Pézsa  Soviet Union
1971 Michele Maffei  Soviet Union
1973 Mario Aldo Montano  Hungary
1974 Mario Aldo Montano  Soviet Union
1975 Vladimir Nazlymov  Soviet Union
1977 Pál Gerevich  Soviet Union
1978 Viktor Krovopuskov  Hungary
1979 Vladimir Nazlymov  Soviet Union
1981 Mariusz Wodke  Hungary
1982 Viktor Krovopuskov  Hungary
1983 Vasil Etropolski  Soviet Union
1985 György Nébald  Soviet Union
1986 Sergey Mindirgasov  Soviet Union
1987 Jean-François Lamour  Soviet Union
1989 Grigory Kiriyenko  Soviet Union
1990 György Nébald  Soviet Union
1991 Grigory Kiriyenko  Hungary
1993 Grigory Kiriyenko  Hungary
1994 Felix Becker  Russia
1995 Grigory Kiriyenko  Italy
1997 Stanislav Pozdnyakov  France
1998 Luigi Tarantino  Hungary
1999 Damien Touya Yelena Jemayeva  France  Italy
2000 Yelena Jemayeva  United States
2001 Stanislav Pozdnyakov Anne-Lise Touya  Russia  Russia
2002 Stanislav Pozdnyakov Tan Xue  Russia  Russia
2003 Volodymyr Lukashenko Dorina Mihai  Russia  Italy
2004  Russia
2005 Mihai Covaliu Anne-Lise Touya  Russia  United States
2006 Stanislav Pozdnyakov Rebecca Ward  France  France
2007 Stanislav Pozdnyakov Yelena Nechayeva  Hungary  France
2009 Nicolas Limbach Mariel Zagunis  Romania  Ukraine
2010 Won Woo-Young Mariel Zagunis  Russia  Russia
2011 Aldo Montano Sofiya Velikaya  Russia  Russia
2012  Russia
2013 Veniamin Reshetnikov Olha Kharlan  Russia  Ukraine
2014 Nikolay Kovalev Olha Kharlan  Germany  United States

Total medals by country

This table has been last updated after 2014 World Fencing Championships. This only counts the World Championships since 1937 and do not include the results of the fencing competitions at the Summer Olympics.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union
Russia
 
92
43
135
53
24
77
49
30
79
194
91
285
2  Italy 104 98 118 320
3  Hungary 88 82 91 261
4  France 86 84 87 257
5 Germany
 West Germany
 East Germany
 
22
25
0
47
29
26
1
56
39
14
1
54
90
65
2
157
6  Poland 17 28 38 83
7  Romania 13 23 26 62
8  Ukraine 9 10 11 30
9  Sweden 7 12 17 35
10  United States 7 6 5 18
11  China 6 17 13 26
12  Cuba 6 5 9 20
13  Estonia 4 5 5 14
14  Denmark 4 3 2 9
15  Austria 4 0 5 9
16  South Korea 3 6 15 24
17  Great Britain 3 3 4 10
18  Azerbaijan 2 1 4 7
19   Switzerland 1 7 8 16
20  Bulgaria 1 3 4 8
21  Czechoslovakia 1 3 1 5
22  Spain 1 2 5 8
23  Belgium 0 2 5 7
24  Canada 0 1 2 3
25  Portugal 0 1 0 1
 Venezuela 0 1 0 1
27  Egypt 0 0 7 7
28  Netherlands 0 0 3 3
 Japan 0 0 3 3
30  Belarus 0 0 2 2
31  Colombia 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
 Norway 0 0 1 1
 Tunisia 0 0 1 1
Total 486 485 581 1548

Multiple medallist

The list refers to individual and team events and include men and women (in pink color), sorted by number of individual titles.[5][6]

# Fencer Individual Team Total
1 Valentina Vezzali 6 2 3 8 3 0 14 5 3
2 Stanislav Pozdnyakov 5 3 0 5 2 2 10 5 2
3 Alexandr Romankov 5 1 0 5 1 3 10 2 3
4 Pavel Kolobkov 4 1 2 0 1 1 4 2 3
5 Christian d'Oriola 4 1 0 4 2 0 8 3 0

See also

References

  1. ^ Cohen. By the Sword. pp. 375, footnote. 
  2. ^ - h2g2 - A Guide to Olympic Sports - Fencing
  3. ^ a b Cohen. By the Sword. p. 372. 
  4. ^ a b Evangelista. Encyclopedia of the Sword. pp. 624–631. 
  5. ^ "Les escrimeurs multimédaillés aux Championnats du Monde" (in francais). sportquick.com. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Intervista a Valentina Vezzali - "Mi sono risollevata da sola" (in Italian). cataniaescrime2011.com. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 

Sources

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External links

  • Official site of FIE
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