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Nzingha Prescod

Fencing

  • 2012

Event: Foil
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 135 lbs.
 Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Education: Sophomore at Columbia University
Club: Peter Westbrook Foundation
Coach: Buckie Leach
Current U.S. Ranking: #2 (Senior), #2 (Junior)
Current World Ranking: #15 (Senior), #6 (Junior)

Senior World Championships Teams: 2011, 2010, 2009
Pan American Games Teams: 2011 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2011 (Gold - Individual, Silver - Team), 2010, 2009 (Gold - Team)
Cadet World Championships: 2009 (Gold), 2008 (Gold), 2007

Recent Competition History

2011:

  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Games (Team)
  • Silver - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Seventh - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 19th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2010:

  • Fourth - Junior World Championships (Team) 
  • Eighth - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 12th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • 32nd - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2009:

  • Gold - Cadet World Championships
  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Seventh - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • Eighth - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • 25th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2008:

  • Gold - Cadet World Championships 
  • Seventh - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 23rd - Junior World Championships (Individual)

2007:

  • Eighth - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 11th - Cadet World Championships  
  • 36th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
 

Personal:

How did you start fencing?
The Peter Westbrook Foundation.

What has been your favorite moment while fencing?
Winning the Cadet Worlds.

What is your motivation?
To be the best.

Who has influenced your fencing career and how?
Peter Westbrook is so inspirational.  He is part of my motivation.

What are your goals this year and in the future?
This year, to make it in the top 4 at Junior Worlds.  The Olympics are my future goal.

How do you train?
A lot of lessons, bouting, and footwork.  I also do some pilates.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I'm a really unorganized person.

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