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Maya Lawrence

HOME: Teaneck, N.J.

BIRTH YEAR: 1980

BIRTHPLACE: New York, N.Y.

OLYMPIC TEAMS: 2012 (Bronze)

Event: Epee
Current Residence: St. Maur, France
Coach: Daniel Levavasseur
Club: New York Athletic Club
Education: Bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton, master’s degree in education from the Columbia University Teachers College

Olympic Teams: 2012 (Bronze - Team)
Senior World Championship Teams: 2013, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005

Personal: A three-time All-American at Princeton, Lawrence chose to follow her dreams of qualifying for the Olympic Games and, though she missed qualifying for Athens, Lawrence moved to France in 2007 to train full-time with the Beijing Games in her sights. Unfortnately, Lawrence tore her ACL during a qualifying event and didn't qualify for Beijing. In 2009, she returned to competition, but tore her other ACL two months later. Undeterred, Lawrence went through rehab again and climbed the rankings until she not only qualified for the London Games at the age of 32, but won bronze with Team USA -- the first women's epee team ever to reach the podium at the Olympic Games. 

Recent Competition History

2013:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Sixth - Doha World Cup (Team)
  • Eighth - Barcelona World Cup (Team)
  • 10th - Xuzhou Grand Prix
  • 10th - St. Maur World Cup (Team)
  • 12th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 12th - Buenos Aires World Cup (Team)
  • 12th - Leipzig World Cup (Team)
  • 12th - St. Maur World Cup (Individual)
  • 16th - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • 18th - Doha World Cup (Individual)
  • 21st - Barcelona World Cup (Individual)
  • 45th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2012:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - December North American Cup
  • Silver - St. Maur World Cup (Team)
  • Bronze - Olympic Games (Team)
  • 11th - Doha World Cup (Team)
  • 12th - Barcelona World Cup (Team)
  • 16th - Olympic Games (Individual)

2011:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Seventh - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • 12th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 17th - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 27th - Rio de Janeiro World Cup
  • 30th - Doha World Cup
  • 31st - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2010:

  • Silver - December North American Cup (Division I)
  • Bronze - North American Cup F (Division I)
  • 27th - Havana World Cup

2009:

  • 14th - North American Cup C
  • 20th - Barcelona World Cup

2007:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Eighth - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Ninth - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 16th - St. Maur World Cup

2006:

  • 26th - Sydney Grand Prix
  • 26th - Rome Grand Prix

2005:

  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 15th - Senior World Championships (Team)

2004:

  • Seventh - Carolina World Cup
  • 23rd - Estoril World Cup

2003:

  • Eighth - Gothenburg World Cup
  • 25th - Carolina World Cup
  • 31st - Legnano World Cup
  • 32nd - Luxembourg World Cup

2012 December NAC Div I Women's Epee Gold Medal Final Ashley Severson vs. Maya Lawrence

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