Posts tagged olympics
The Sound of an Olympic Medal

Thud. That is the sound Tim Morehouse made as his body crashed to the ground. You wouldn’t have heard it though, as chaos erupted in the fencing hall at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Keeth Smart had just scored the winning touch, 45-44, in the USA v. Russia match, securing our place in the Men’s Sabre Team Olympic Final. As he raced around the strip, his arms in the air, James Williams and I stumbled over the barriers to meet him as the crowd exploded into cheers.

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How Alex Massialas Made US Foil History with His Epic Comeback

If you’ve been watching the Rio Olympics, you’ve seen a lot of exciting fencing. And hardly anything has been more exciting than Alex Massialas’s historic silver medal in the men’s foil event. But although he had a lot of great bouts, one in particular stands out: his 15-14 victory over Italy’s Giorgio Avola in the quarterfinals.

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