Name: Nzingha Prescod
Sport: Fencing
Discipline(s): Foil Fencing
Event(s): Individual
Height: 5-4
Weight: 138
DOB: 8/14/1992
Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Stuyvesant High School (New York, N.Y.) '10
College: Columbia University '15, Political Science
Team/Club: Peter Westbrook Foundation
Coach(es): Buckie Leach
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 11th (individual)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 6th (team); 22nd (individual)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – 5th (team)
  • Years of participation: 2009-11, 2013-16
  • Medals: 1 (bronze)
  • Bronze – 2015 (individual)
  • First African-American woman to ever win an individual medal at the senior world championships (2015)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, silver (team)
  • 2011 Pan American Games, gold (team); silver (individual)
Personal: Daughter of Homer Richardson and Marva Prescod...Has one sister, Tekeya...Interests include shopping, baking, Pilates and trying new foods...Started fencing at the Peter Westbrook Foundation at age 9...Earned her first senior world medal at age 15...After qualifying for six consecutive cadet/junior world championship teams, and three consecutive senior teams, she concluded her final year competing at the junior level in 2012 when she qualified to represent Team USA at the London 2012 Olympic Games at age 19.