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Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad About American fencer who won bronze at the 2016 Summer Olympics and became the first American athlete ever to compete at the Olympics in a hijab. That year, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Other Informations She grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. She began fencing at age …

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Monica Aksamit

Monica Aksamit About Fencer who won earned a bronze medal in the Women’s Saber Team event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Other Informations A fencing scholarship brought her to Pennsylvania State University where she studied kinesiology until her 2012 graduation.  She won the gold medal at the 2016 Pan American Championships with Team USA. She has 100,000 followers on …

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Kim Ji-yeon

Kim Ji-yeon About Fencer who represented South Korea in the 2012 Olympics and won a gold medal in the women’s sabre individual competition. Other Informations She began fencing when she was 13 years old. She joined the South Korean national fencing team in 2006. She was born in Busan, South Korea. Jin Jong-Oh also represented …

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Rubén Limardo

Rubén Limardo About Venezuelan fencer who won gold in the 2012 Olympics in the epee competition, also winning epee gold in the 2007 Pan American Games and 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. Other Informations He grew up in Bolivar City, Venezuela. He won the second Olympic gold medal in his country’s history. His brother …

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Thomas Bach

Thomas Bach About Fencer who won a gold medal in team foil at the 1976 Olympics, also winning later at the World Championships. Other Informations He learned to fence at a young age growing up in West Germany. He assumed the office of the president of the International Olympic Committee in 2013. He was born …

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Jerzy Pawlowski

Jerzy Pawlowski About Polish competitive fencer and double agent who won a gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City games in the sabre individual event. Other Informations He was a major in the Polish Army before he began his fencing career. He was considered the best fencer in 1967 by the International Fencing Federation. He …

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Ramón Fonst

Ramón Fonst About Cuban fencer and four-time Olympic gold medalist, he won one in 1900 and two in 1904. Other Informations He entered his first Olympics in 1900, winning a gold and a silver. He was the first olympic medal winner ever from Latin America. He married Freida Fonst in 2006 and the couple remained …

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Molly Sullivan Sliney

Molly Sullivan Sliney About Foil fencer who competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. She became a motivational speaker and fencing coach after her playing days. Other Informations She was a two-time NCAA Individual Champion while competing for the University of Notre Dame. She won three gold medals at the 1985 USFA National Championships: the …

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Nedo Nadi

Nedo Nadi About Italian fencer who won six Olympic gold medals, including one in 1912 and five in 1920. Other Informations He had his first fencing lesson at the age of seven with a foil sword in his father’s gymnasium. He held the record for most gold medals at a single Olympics with five in …

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Rossella Fiamingo

Rossella Fiamingo About Professional épée fencer who was world champion in both 2014 and 2015. She also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Other Informations As a child, she trained in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet.  She was featured on the cover of a 2017 issue of OK Informa magazine. She is the …

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Michael Ludwig

Michael Ludwig About Austrian fencer who competed in the foil events at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the 1996 games in Atlanta, and the 2000 games in Sydney. Other Informations He grew up learning to fence in Vienna, Austria. In 1997, he received the Silver Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria. He retired …

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Rebecca Ward

Rebecca Ward About Fencer who won two bronze medals at the 2008 Olympics, one in women’s individual sabre and another one in women’s team sabre. Other Informations She was home schooled growing up. She won a gold medal in the individual sabre at the 2006 World Championships. Her parents are named Bill and Beth, and …