Event: Foil
Education: Sophomore computer science and economics major at Columbia, Graduate of Saint Francis High School (2019)
Clubs: Silicon Valley Fencing Center and Columbia University
Family: Parents Arul and Miriam Daniel, sister Andrea Daniel
Coach: Aleksei Murugin
Hobbies: Hiking with dad, hanging out with friends, trying new foods, playing piano, pickup basketball and traveling
How He Started Fencing: He loved watching gladiators and Star Wars as a kid so when he heard there was a sport for it, he just had to join
Favorite Fencing Memory: Placing third at the Junior World Cup in Spain to make the Junior World Team
Who Has Influenced His Fencing Career: His club teammates Geoffrey Tourette and Sidarth Kumbla; his Columbia teammates (it takes a village for an athlete to be at the top)
Something People Would be Surprised to Know: He is a self taught pianist and began learning when he was a senior in high school.
Current U.S. Ranking: No. 1 (Junior)
Current World Ranking: No. 6 (Junior)

Junior World Championship Teams: 2021 (Silver - Team), 2020