’96 Olympians, photo taken in the holding area prior to Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta
Photo By Carl Borack
1996 Olympic Team at the White House
Congratulations Team USA – 2005 World Champions! OFA members Caity Thompson (far left), Rebecca Ward (2nd from right) and Mariel Zagunis (far right) along with team-mate Sada Jacobson bring home the gold and World Champion Title ( From OregonFencing.com)
Feisty Emily and Sada Jacobson are ready for sabre competition
Striking gold – Historic fencing win for Zagunis; bronze to Jacobson
By Tony Chamberlain, Boston Globe Staff
ATHENS — There’s a tradition in fencing that an Olympic champion gets thrown in the air by teammates. Not that the United States knows too much about that tradition, since it’s been 100 years since they won a gold in the sport at the Games. But that all changed last night at the Helleniko Sports Center as members of the US men’s team stormed the fencing strip and tossed 19-year-old Mariel Zagunis high into the air after she beat former world champion Tan Xue of China to win the first Olympic women’s individual sabre competition.
1998 Kelly Williams was the first Div 1 champion
Ward steps to the fore at saber championships
From: The Regal Courier
Rebecca Ward, 16, of Cedar Mill, became the new Senior World Champion in Women’s Saber fencing Oct. 2 in Torino, Italy at the 2006 Senior World Championships.
Ruby Watson of the Metropolitan Division was the most formidable voice year after year for the development and inclusion of Women’s Epee and Women’s Saber in US Division 1 and Olympic events.
2004 Mariel Zagunis, Gold
2004 Sada Jacobson, Bronze
2000, Mariel Zagunis, Sada Jacobson, Christine Becker, Nicole Mustilli, WST
2001, Mariel Zagunis, Sada Jacobson, Amelia Gaillard, Emily Jacobson, JWST
2001, Mariel Zagunis, CWS
2001, Mariel Zagunis, JWS
2003, Sada Jacobson, JWS
2004, Caitlin Thompson, CWS
2004, Emily Jacobson, JWS
Mariel Zagunis competed in the 2004 Athens Women’s sabre competition, and was the first American to win an Olympic fencing gold medal in 100 years. She won the gold again at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and then went on to win the 2009 World Fencing Championships in Antalya, Turkey.