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Olympians to be Honored at Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 27 in Columbus

06/17/2014, 2:30am CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Nine members of the USA Fencing family will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. on June 27 at the Columbus Convention Center in conjunction with the USA Fencing National Championships.

The inductees will be honored with a reception in room E171. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance at the tournament check-in booth from June 22-27 or at the door on the evening of the reception.

The class of 2014 inductees include:

  • Keeth Smart (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 2008 Olympic silver medalist
  • Erinn Smart (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 2008 Olympic silver medalist
  • Ivan Lee (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 2004 Olympian
  • James Melcher (New York City, N.Y.), 1972 Olympian
  • Ed Vebell (Westport, Conn.), 1952 Olympian
  • Alec Hern (New York City, N.Y.), coach of 1960 Olympic medalist Albie Axelrod
  • Vladimir Nazlymov (Columbus, Ohio), three-time Olympic Champion and coach at Ohio State University
  • Hippolyte Nicholas (New York City, N.Y.), coach of the Fencers Club
  • Richard Oles (Pasadena, Md.), coach at Johns Hopkins University


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