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Fencer Dagmara Wozniak Says It's a Medal or Bust at the Olympics

12/31/2015, 7:45am CST
By / Tony Lee

Dagmara Wozniak after her gold medal win at the 2015 Pan American Games. Photo Credit: Devin Manky Photography

Saber fencer Dagmara Wozniak was not entirely pleased with her result — or the results of her fellow Americans — at the recent FIE Grand Prix Boston on the campus of Harvard University.

Wozniak’s round-of-32 finish tied for the best U.S. result at the home competition.

But she’s not dwelling on it.

She knows it’s all part of a process that, if all goes well, will eventually lead to Olympic glory in Rio de Janeiro next summer.

“I’ve been doing this for 18 years. You’ve got to put it behind you,” she said. “In terms of Rio being the end result, there’s no way to possibly continue training with a result like that weighing on your shoulders. You’ve got to put it aside and move forward.”

Wozniak, who is the second-ranked U.S. woman in the world at No. 7, was one of five American fencers to reach the round of 32 in the grand prix, but her run ended there with a 15-11 loss to Korea’s Jisu Yoon. The 27-year-old Wozniak took comfort in the presence in Boston of her mother and two dear friends, each of whom helped her to get past the disappointing result, and she quickly turned the page ... more>

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