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Peter Jonathan Westbrook is an American former sabre fencing champion, active businessman and founder of the Peter Westbrook Foundation. A former U.S. champion and Olympic medalist, Westbrook's career began when his Japanese mother convinced him to try fencing. He founded the Peter Westbrook Foundation (PWF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, that uses fencing as a vehicle in developing life and academic skills for young people from underserved communities of New York City.

Sada Molly Jacobson is an American Olympic fencer. She is the 2008 Olympic Individual Sabre silver medalist in women's saber, the 2004 Olympic Individual Sabre bronze medalist in women's saber, and the 2003 Pan American Games champion in women's saber. In 2016, she was inducted into the United States Fencing Hall of Fame.

Edoardo Mangiarotti Italian fencer

Edoardo Mangiarotti was an Italian fencer. He won a total of 39 Olympic titles and World championships, more than any other fencer in the history of the sport. His Olympic medals include one individual gold, five team golds, five silver, and two bronze medals from 1936 to 1960.

Nedo Nadi Italian fencer

Nedo Nadi was one of the best Italian fencers of all time. He is the only fencer to win a gold medal in each of the three weapons at a single Olympic Games and won the most fencing gold medals ever at a single Games—five. Nadi won six Olympic gold medals in total.

Emese Szász-Kovács Hungarian fencer

Emese Szász is a Hungarian épée fencer, Olympic gold medalist (2016), and silver medallist at the 2010 World Championships. She won the World Cup series in 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons.

Dr. Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier,, was a Danish Olympic medalist, and world champion, fencer who fenced foil, épée, and saber. Osiier is one of very few athletes who have received the Olympic Diploma of Merit. He is also one of only four athletes who have competed in the Olympics over a span of 40 years.

Sergey Aleksandrovich Sharikov, also known as Serguei/Sergei Charikov, was a left-handed Russian Olympic champion sabre fencer. In the Olympics he won two gold medals, a silver medal, and a bronze medal.

Soren Thompson American fencer

Soren Hunter Miles Sussman Thompson is an American World Champion and two-time Olympian épée fencer. He represented the United States in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, where he reached the quarterfinals and came in 7th, the best US result in the event since 1956 and at the time the second-best US result of all-time. He also represented the US in the 2012 Olympics in London. Thompson won a gold medal and world championship in the team épée event at the 2012 World Fencing Championships. He was inducted into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame in 2018, and the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2020.

Byron Lester Krieger was an American foil, sabre and épée fencer. Krieger represented the United States in the Olympics in 1952 in Helsinki and 1956 in Melbourne, and in the 1951 Pan American Games where he won two gold medals.

Ferenc Marki Hungarian fencer and coach

Ferenc Marki was an internationally known fencing master and fencing coach.

Fencing at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics

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Abram "Abe" DreyerCohen was an American Olympic foil, epee, and sabre fencer.

Reka Zsofia Lazăr-Szabo Romanian fencer

Reka Zsofia Lazăr-Szabo is a Romanian foil fencer, bronze medallist in the 1992 Summer Olympics, World champion in 1994, and silver medallist at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Race Imboden American fencer and model

Race Imboden is an American foil fencer and menswear fashion model. A team titlist and medalist at several international competitions: the 2016 Summer Olympics where his event team brought home a Bronze Medal, the 2013 World Fencing Championships where they brought home a team silver medal, brought home the title of the 2014–15 Fencing World Cup, and the 2017 World Fencing Championships with a team silver medal.

Yannick Borel French fencer

Yannick Borel is a French épée fencer, team European champion and team World champion in 2011 and 2017. He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, posting France's best result in men's épée.

Artur Akhmatkhuzin Russian foil fencer

Artur Kamilevich Akhmatkhuzin is a Russian foil fencer, silver medallist at the 2013 World Fencing Championships.

Noam Mills is an Israeli fencer, who competed in the individual women's épée event for Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In 2006, she was the No. 1 ranked female junior épée fencer in the world, and won the épée title at the Junior World Fencing Championships. Mills won the silver medal in épée representing Israel at the 2007 Summer Universiade. Competing for the Harvard's Women's Fencing Team, she came in second in the NCAA Championships three times, in 2008-11. She also won the bronze medal at the 2010 European Fencing Championships in women's épée. She is a three-time junior Israeli champion in épée, and a four-time senior Israeli champion.

Azza Besbes Tunisian sabre fencer

Azza Besbes is a Tunisian sabre fencer, five-time African champion. She took part in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing 7th, 9th and 5th respectively.

Eric Sollee was an American fencer and fencing coach. He fenced at Harvard earning NCAA All-America honors. He coached at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, and the Carroll Center for the blind, among others. As a coach he is notable for helping to quickly develop competitive fencers and for a paradigm shift in how to fence against classical fencers. Sollee trained a number of top competitors including Olympians.

Zsuzsanna Krajnyák is a Hungarian Paralympic medallist in wheelchair fencing. Her first Paralympic medals came in the 2000 Summer Paralympics where she won two bronze medals. Other wheelchair fencing competitions won medals at were the European and World Championships. Krajnyák was nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability in 2006.


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