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Philadelphian sets sights on gold medal in fencing

07/17/2012, 12:36pm CDT
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One day is what Miles Chamley-Watson keeps telling himself. 

To become an Olympic champion, the Philadelphia resident only needs to be the best for one tournament on July 31.

For 8 hours, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the men's individual foil competition will take place at the 2012 London Olympics.

Win six matches, from a round of 64 to the gold-medal match and Chamley-Watson will have one of the greatest homecomings in Olympic history. 

"I honestly think I can win the gold medal," said Chamley-Watson, who moved from London to New York when he was 9 and New York to Philadelphia when he was 12. "Last year, I finished ranked No. 2 in the world... more>

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