With the looming 2024 Summer Olympics, the excitement among the fans and the athletes is increasing day by day. The intensity reached its peak as both the men’s and women’s fencing teams clarified their qualifying rounds. With a total of 212 fencers, they have previously competed across twelve medal events encompassing foil, epee, and saber categories.

Each team’s journey is marked by exceptional achievements, as the squads secured a double qualification at the saber event. Both the women’s and men’s saber teams have secured berths for the Olympic games. This triumph was undertaken by the athletes since May 2023, when they faced off on the global stage to accumulate FIE Official Ranking Points and coveted the position in zonal tournaments.

Brilliance on the path to the 2024 Paris Olympics

The women’s saber squad showcased their stellar dominance in the Americas zone, where they outshined opponents from Mexico and Canada and clinched their Olympic berth. The news came out on the official Twitter page of USA Fencing with the caption, “This weekend’s results ensure that Team USA will send a full Women’s Saber squad to the Olympics (three competitors for both the individual and team events and one “replacement athlete” available for the team event only).”


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Meanwhile, the men’s saber teams’ journey has also been excellent, as they earned a podium finish in every qualifying tournament.  They cemented Team USA’s name among the top four teams globally. With an impressive tally of two golds, two silvers, and two bronzes, they showcased an incredible performance. They are not only focusing on the Olympics event but also on the looming Budapest World Cup

USA Fencing Teams lit up their blazing journey

The process of qualification has been rigorous as teams from around the world have competed. The top eight nations in each weapon and gender category can now send a squad of four members to the Olympics. Which will comprise three competitors for individual and team events and one replacement if needed during the vent.

The CEO of the USA fencing team, Phil Andrews, lauded the athletes and coaches for their dedication. He said, “Our saber squads have shown the world the strength and determination of Team USA.” He added, “I’m incredibly proud of their achievements and look forward to seeing them shine in Paris.”

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The spotlight now shifts to the final stage of their selection, where both the men’s and women’s Saber teams will be sent. Under the guidance of coaches like Aleks Ochocki and Akhi Spencer-El, the teams are preparing themselves to deliver an amazing performance. On the other hand, fans are waiting to see the USA team showcase the rich legacy of the nation.