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Picking Up Where It Left Off, U.S. Men's Foil Fencing Team Starts Its Season With World Cup Gold

By Karen Price | Oct. 22, 2017, 2:41 p.m. (ET)

(L-R) Alexander Massialas, Race Imboden, Miles Chamley-Watson and Gerek Meinhardt pose with their gold medals at the FIE World Cup on Oct. 22, 2017 in Cairo.


The third-ranked U.S. men’s foil fencing team started the new world cup season as it ended the last — on the podium.

This wasn’t just any spot on the podium, either. The men’s team of Race Imboden, who won a bronze medal in the individual competition on Saturday, Alexander Massialas, Miles Chamley-Watson and Gerek Meinhardt beat Russia 45-26 to win the gold medal on Sunday in Egypt.

The U.S. beat Italy in the semifinal 45-42 after knocking off Japan and Australia in the opening rounds on the way to the final.

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The team won bronze in the final world cup of last season, giving them a medal in four of five world cup events for the second season in a row, and entered this season ranked No. 3 in the world. Massialas, Imboden and Chamley-Watson are all two-time Olympians, and all are also ranked in the top 10 internationally. Meinhardt is a three-time Olympian and came into Egypt ranked No. 17.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.


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