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New York Times: A Fencer Strives to Crack a Saber Ceiling

08/05/2015, 7:15pm CDT
By Julian Michael Caldwell

Daryl Homer (left) became the first U.S. man to win a medal in saber at the Senior Worlds in Moscow. Photo Credit: Nicole Jomantas

Daryl Homer secured his spot in United States fencing history last month by becoming the first American man to claim a medal in saber fencing at the world championships, winning silver in Moscow. But for a broader scope of the legacy he has been building, look no further than his home fencing club in Midtown Manhattan.

The club, the Manhattan Fencing Center, is decorated with signs that read, “Our National Champions,” “Our World Medalists,” “Our N.C.A.A. Champions” and “Our Olympians.” The signs have one thing in common: Homer’s name is on all of them, often more than once... more>

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