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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Fencing

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Fencing

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Aug 12, 2016

Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson Shines in Semifinal Loss

Fencer 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.

Aug 9, 2016

How a Hijab Became an Olympic 'Moment'

How a Hijab Became an Olympic 'Moment'

When Ibtihaj Muhammad emerged about an hour after her elimination, composed and ready to talk, she returned to a media mixed zone and found more than a dozen American journalists who waited for her.

Aug 8, 2016
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Gallery: Patriotic Fencing Masks in Rio

Many of the word's top fencers proudly wear their country's flag on their mask.View gallery

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Aug 8, 2016

Ibtihaj Muhammad Ready for Her 'great Opportunity'

Ibtihaj Muhammad Ready for Her 'great Opportunity'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ibtihaj Muhammad has used her profile as an Olympian to try to change misconceptions others might have about Muslim-Americans.

Aug 7, 2016

Massialas Ends US Fencing Drought With Silver

Massialas Ends US Fencing Drought With Silver

Alexander Massialas stood ramrod straight, his gaze fixed at no one and nothing in particular. His opponent, Daniele Garozzo, sprinted off the piste and toward the stands in celebration. In the briefest...

Aug 6, 2016

Watch Olympic Fencing: Women's Individual Epee

Watch Olympic Fencing: Women's Individual Epee

Fencing kicks off Day 1 of the Olympics with the women competing in the individual epee event. In the epee discipline, a touch, or point, can only be scored by the tip of the sword and the entire body is a valid...

Aug 3, 2016

US Fencers Poised to Find Success in Rio

US Fencers Poised to Find Success in Rio

The U.S. might be as strong as it's ever been ahead of an Olympics — and the fact that this year's games will be broadcast live in the Eastern time zone should only help fencing's growth domestically.

Aug 4, 2016

Top Fencing Stories to Watch in Rio

Top Fencing Stories to Watch in Rio

U.S. men’s foil team poised to end medal drought The U.S. men have not secured a team foil medal in over 80 years, but the current squad of Gerek Meinhardt, Alex Massialas and Miles Chamley-Watson, along...

Aug 4, 2016

U.S. Olympic Flag Bearers Through the Years

Meet the U.S. athletes who have carried the American flag at the Olympic Opening...View gallery

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Aug 2, 2016

Fencer to Make History by Wearing Hijab in Rio Games

Fencer to Make History by Wearing Hijab in Rio Games

Athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics share a common goal: to leave Brazil with a medal. But fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad also sees the games as an opportunity to teach Americans about the Muslim faith.

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