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
  • Three-time Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020); two-time Olympic medalist (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 18th (individual)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, silver (individual), bronze (team)
  • Olympic Games London 2012, 4th (team), 13th (individual)
  • First U.S. foil fencer to win an individual silver medal at the Olympic Games since 1932
  • First U.S. man to win two medals at the same Olympic Games since 1904
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (team)
  • Years of participation: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Medals: 4 (1 gold, 3 silvers)
  • Gold – 2019 (team)
  • Silver – 2017 (team); 2015 (individual); 2013 (team)
  • First U.S. foil fencer to win an individual silver medal at Senior Worlds (2015)
  • Member of the first U.S. Men's Foil Team to win a Senior World Championship title (2019)
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 four-time NCAA All-American and two-time NCAA Champion (2013, 2015)...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....Overall World Cup Champion in 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons