Team USA fencer Alexander Massialas wins silver

Team USA fencer Alex Massialas has won silver in the men’s individual foil competition breaking a 32 year medal drought for the United States.

Massialas placed second to Italian Daniele Garozzo. It is Garozzo’s first Olympic appearance and gold medal.

Massialas had been viewed as a favorite to win it all. He is the son of former Olympic fencer Greg Massialas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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