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Dagmara Wozniak helps lead U.S. fencing team to Bronze medal

The U.S. women's fencing contingent came into the Olympic team sabre event Saturday with a chip on their shoulders after coming away disappointed and empty handed in the individual competitions. But as team, they found reason to celebrate after winning the bronze medal, beating Italy 45-30 and matching the 2008 bronze-medal finish in Beijing. Led by a determined veterans Dagmara...
Via The Other Paper
15 days ago

Miles Chamley-Watson shines in semifinal loss

Miles Chamley-Watson shined for the United States in their semifinal loss to Russia in the team foil competition. The oldest member of the foil team scored 24 points in the bout--often when the U.S. needed it most. Russia looked like it might make quick work of the U.S. after taking a commanding 15-7 lead through three periods. Chamley-Watson fenced in the fourth against Timur Safin...
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Irish in the Olympics Day 7: Hurley sisters finish Games

Back in action at the Olympics after competing in the individual epee, Notre Dame alums Courtney and Kelley Hurley could not boost the U.S. to a team medal on Thursday. Only two former Irish athletes competed at the Rio Games on Thursday, as the sisters Hurley came back to the fencing strip in an attempt […] Irish in the Olympics Day 7: Hurley sisters finish Games - Slap the Sign...
Via Slap the Sign
17 days ago

Fencer Daryl Homer influenced by 'Zorro' and 'Parent Trap'

Daryl Homer has the first U.S. Olympic medal in men's individual sabre fencing since 1984 and his road to Rio is a unique one. Homer discusses how he got into the sport growing up in the Bronx and reveals some unique move influences.
Via CSN Chicago
18 days ago

Daryl Homer wins silver in men's sabre

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The United States saw a pair of fencers put themselves in position to win unprecedented gold medals at the Rio Games. Neither came through. But simply getting to the finals helped show how far the Americans have come in a sport where they've long struggled. Third-ranked Aron Szilagyi of Hungary beat upstart U.S. fencer Daryl Homer to win gold in men's sabre...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stanford Fencing: Alexander Massialas eager for another shot at Olympic fencing medal

Stanford fencer Alexander Massialas talks about his new approach heading into the Rio Games and how he's taking the time to enjoy himself with his American teammates. (Courtesy of Cronkite Sports Bureau)
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Italy's Garozzo stuns Massialas, wins gold in men's foil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Italian Daniele Garozzo stunned top-ranked American Alexander Massialas to win the gold medal Sunday in men's foil fencing. Garozzo beat Massialas - who was seeking to become the first American man to win at the Olympics in the modern version of the sport - 15-11 to give Italy its second gold of the Rio Games. Massialas rallied from six points down in the...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USA's Nzingha best chance to be first black woman to win fencing Olympic medal

“I don’t like to fight people…but you can’t get by without fighting.” The words are chilling, yet ring true like bars from Nas in his earlier, grittier days. It’s the words of Nzingha Prescod, the #2 ranked women’s foil fencer in the United States, and she’s the best chance an African-American woman has ever had in attaining a medal at the Olympics. Last year...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hurley sisters fence in Rio, and maybe against each other

No doubt becoming an Olympian is one of the hardest athletic feats to accomplish and that is what makes the Olympics so special: We get to watch the few athletes who overcome all the obstacles to be at the top of the game at the right time. Just looking at the stats, a person has a 1 in 562,400 chance of going to the Olympics, according to the International Society of Olympic Historians...
Via Excelle Sports
24 days ago

Nzingha Prescod on fighting for gold and diversity in fencing

Brooklyn native Nzingha Prescod is known as the first African American woman to win an individual medal at the World Championships in 2015. But now the 23-year-old is headed to the Rio and her eye is on that Olympic gold medal. Training day in and day out, Prescod is nothing but focused, and along the way, her presence is inspiring young girls to try a sport that hasn’t had the...
Via Excelle Sports
24 days ago

Fencing star Valentina Vezzali ends career with silver medal

Italian fencing great Valentina Vezzali's career ended Tuesday after she helped the nation win a silver medal at the team world championships in Rio De Janeiro. Vezzali, a six-time Olympic champion, had previously announced that the world championships would be her last appearance on the piste. But Russia defeated the Italians 45-39 in women's foil - just a year after losing to...
Via Associated Press
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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