Medals at the Summer Nationals and July Challenge 2021!
National Championships, Junior Olympic Championships, July NAC, and July Challenge
Philadelphia, PA Salt Lake City, UT
July 3-12, 2021 July 22-25, 2021
This season was different and more challenging than other seasons, due to COVID-19. Thank you for continuously coming to your practice, and keeping up with the frequently changing rules, making it possible to exit the pandemic safe and healthy!
We are proud that so many fencers continued to compete as soon as the USA Fencing restarted the competitive season.
Despite all the challenges, this year we had a record number of participants at the summer Nationals: forty-five Olympia students fenced in 21 events!
Congratulations to each one of them, and see them all listed here, in no particular order:
The city of Philadelphia had the honor to host the 2021 Summer Nationals, postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Considered the largest fencing tournament in the world, the event has drawn more than 5,000 competitors fencing in 96 events, with athletes ranging in age from 7 to 80+.
A new generation of fencers have represented our club and our New England Division once again, fencing hard, and with passion.
This is the medal count and the overall results:
– one Gold medal
– one Silver
– three Bronze
– one 7th place
– one 8th place
– nine fencers in top 16
– ten fencers made top 32
– twelve made top 64
Here is the medal count, by days
Another medal for OFC, and three fencers in the top 64!
Y14 Women’s Épée
Ashley Luo, 8th
Nina Prihodko 44 place
Nour AZMEH 54 place
Y12 Women’s Épée: four Olympia fencers in top 64
Nour Azmeh, Silver medal
Phoebe, Chisholm, 23rd
Natalya Cafasso, 27th
Sierra Springer, 35th
Thank you all for an amazing comeback after a whole year with no competitions, but consistent hard work!
Our thanks go to the parents for their continuous support, encouragement, and bearing with us. Even though it may look easy, fencing is especially hard to master because of its dual physical and mental aspects. Praise your kids for the small achievements: making it to the top 32 or 16, or top 8, among hundreds of, often more experienced fencers, is not to be overlooked over winning a medal!
Small steps today lead to big victories tomorrow!