Name: Alexander Massialas
Sport: Fencing
Discipline(s): Foil Fencing
Event(s): Individual, Team
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
DOB: 4/20/1994
Birthplace: San Francisco, Calif.
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Drew School (San Francisco, Calif.) '12
College: Stanford University '16, Mechanical Engineering
Team/Club: Massialas Foundation
Coach(es): Greg Massialas and Dean Hinton
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Two-time Olympic medalist (silver, bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, silver (individual); bronze (team)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 4th (team); 13th (individual)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – silver (individual)
  • Years of participation: 2009-11, 2013-15
  • Medals: 2 (2 silvers)
  • Silver – 2013 (team); 2015 (individual)
  • Member of the first U.S. men’s foil team to win a medal at the senior world championships (2013)
  • First U.S. foil fencer to win an individual silver medal at the senior world championships (2015)
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2010 Youth Olympic Games, bronze (individual)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (individual, team)
  • 2011 Pan American Games, gold (individual, team)
Personal: Son of Greg Massialas and Chwan-Hui Chen...Has one sister, Sabrina, who is also a member of the U.S. national team and took gold in fencing for Team USA at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games...Father represented Team USA at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games and was also named to the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team...Began fencing at age 7...Enjoys playing soccer, basketball and the xylophone...Speaks Mandarin Chinese...Is a three-time NCAA All-American...Youngest male member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team from any sport...Youngest athlete to ever win a men’s foil Division I national championship at age 16 in 2010.