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NBC OLYMPICS: Team USA fencer Alexander Massialas wins silver

08/08/2016, 1:45am CDT
By Eric Weeks

Alexander Massialas fenced Daniele Garozzo (ITA) in the gold medal final. Photo Credit: Serge Timacheff / FIE / FencingPhotos.com

Team USA fencer Alex Massialas won silver in the men’s individual foil competition, ending a 32 year medal drought for the United States.

Daniele Garozzo won the gold medal for Italy. It is Garozzo's first Olympic appearance and gold medal.

Massialas performed well throughout the competition, cruising through the Rounds of 16 and 32. He found himself in a bit of trouble in the quarterfinals when he trailed Italian Giorgio Avola. Massialas rallied to score seven consecutive points to win the match 15-14.

The 22-year-old drew Great Britain's Richard Kruse in the semifinals, defeating the four-time Olympian 15-9 to advance to his bout with Garozzo ... more>

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