By Paul D. Bowker | June 01, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Mariel Zagunis (L) competes against Irene Vecchi of Italy in the women's saber semifinal match at the FIE Moscow Grand Prix on May 29, 2016 in Moscow.


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A new mom is chasing after another podium finish this weekend in Tunis, Tunisia.

Four-time Olympic medalist Mariel Zagunis, who jumped 50 spots in the women’s saber world rankings with a bronze medal at the grand prix tournament in Moscow on Mother’s Day, is among 12 U.S. fencers competing Friday through Sunday in the final women’s saber world cup tournament of the season in Tunis. Zagunis is on the international comeback trail after giving birth to daughter Sunday Noelle in November.

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A 13-time world medalist, Zagunis is now ranked 27th. She joins 14th-ranked Dagmara Wozniak and 32nd-ranked Monica Aksamit, both 2016 Olympic teammates, along with nine other U.S. fencers in the individual tournament Friday and Saturday.

Wozniak, Aksamit, Eliza Stone and Chloe Fox-Gitomer are seeded fifth in the team tournament on Sunday.

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.