Everyone loves an underdog. Entering into the 2012 Olympic Games, US Women’s Epee Team had climbed up to fifth in the world - up from 16th after the 2008 Olympics. They had taken silver in St. Maur earlier in the season. In spite of that, most countries still didn’t take the Americans very seriously. Well take note now: The Americans have their first Olympic medal in … [Read more...] about Susie Scanlan: We Bonded as a Team
London was calling and Daryl Homer clashed and slashed his way there. Using his trademark quick feet and explosive flunge, he and the rest of the saber team hope to attain the greatest fencing achievement in the sport: the Olympic Gold. Fencing.net caught up with Daryl before the Olympics. KM: How does it feel to be an Olympian? It feels great! I'm really excited to … [Read more...] about Daryl Homer – Going for Gold
US fencers can be spoiled. As Americans, we will gripe about having to travel across the country to go to tourneys or how we don’t have enough ratings for a good tournament. Be thankful that we don’t have the challenges that some countries have such as not having any training partners before you go to the Olympics. Even worse, what if you weren’t able to return to your … [Read more...] about Mnnad Ghazy – A Long Trip from Egypt
Fencing.net caught up with Nzingha Prescod during the US national training camp shortly before the Olympics.
Ivy League Scholar. Pan American Medalist. Junior World Champion. Olympian. Just one of those titles would be worthy accomplishment, but Nzingha is no ordinary person. She is all of the above. Fencing.net caught up with Nzingha Prescod during the US national training camp shortly before the Olympics. KM: I will say that I have a bit of a soft spot with you, Nzingha, … [Read more...] about Nzingha Prescod – You have to have a game plan
One of the greatest honors an athlete can have is representing your country. The one that trumps that is bringing home a medal. Sandra went to Zonals representing Canada and came back with hardware. Success. Fencing.net caught up with Sandra while she was getting ready for London. Hardware for Canada! That has got to be a proud moment! I am totally excited for the medal! … [Read more...] about Interview with Sandra Sassine