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Gillian Sheen













































About Gillian Sheen

This champion fencer won an inspanidual gold medal in the women s foil event at the Summer Olympics of 1956. She later competed in the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy.


Early life

She made her Olympic debut at the 1952 summer games in Helsinki, Finland.


Trivia

She won several British Fencing Championships over the course of her career.


Family of Gillian Sheen

Born and raised in London, England, she later settled in New York, U.S.A., with her dentist husband, Dr. Donaldson.


Close associates of Gillian Sheen

She and German athlete Thomas Bach are both Olympic gold-medal-winning fencers.





















Beatrice Vio













































About Beatrice Vio

Italian wheelchair fencer who became a European Champion in 2014 before winning her first World Championship in 2015. She took home the gold in the Foil B category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. 


Early life

She grew up in Mogliano Veneto, Italy, where she partook in fencing, scouting and soccer. She was diagnosed with meningitis, which eventually led to the amputation of all of her arms and legs, in 2008. 


Trivia

Her autobiography, Mi Hanno Regalato un Sogno, was published in 2015. 


Family of Beatrice Vio

She is the middle of three siblings. 


Close associates of Beatrice Vio

She had huge success at the 2016 Paralympics, where Ivete Sangalo performed at the closing ceremonies. 





















Sada Jacobson













































About Sada Jacobson

Fencer who won a silver medal in women s inspanidual sabre and bronze in the women s team sabre at the 2008 Olympics.


Early life

She was a two-time NCAA fencing champion at Yale.


Trivia

She won bronze in the women s inspanidual sabre at the 2004 Olympics.


Family of Sada Jacobson

Her father David Jacobson was part of the 1974 United States fencing team.


Close associates of Sada Jacobson

Italian Diego Occhiuzzi also competed in fencing at the 2008 Olympics, winning bronze in team sabre.





















 

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Dieter Schmitt













































About Dieter Schmitt

Fencer who participated in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, competing for Germany in the inspanidual foil event.


Early life

He began fencing competitively at the age of 12.


Trivia

He did not medal in the 1964 Olympics, though Germany finished fourth in the final medal count.


Family of Dieter Schmitt

He grew up in Offenbach am Main, Germany.


Close associates of Dieter Schmitt

Diver Ingrid Kramer also competed in the 1964 Olympics for Germany, winning gold in the springboard event.





















 

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Mariel Zagunis













































About Mariel Zagunis

Sabre fencer who won back to back Olympic gold medals in the inspanidual event in 2004 and 2008.


Early life

She won three consecutive Junior World Cup Championships from 2002-2004.


Trivia

In 2012 she was USA s Olympic Flagbearer.


Family of Mariel Zagunis

Her parents, Cathy and Robert Zagunis, were rowers in college.


Close associates of Mariel Zagunis

She was one of America s biggest Olympic stars in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, along with Michael Phelps.





















Gillian Sheen













































About Gillian Sheen

This champion fencer won an inspanidual gold medal in the women s foil event at the Summer Olympics of 1956. She later competed in the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy.


Early life

She made her Olympic debut at the 1952 summer games in Helsinki, Finland.


Trivia

She won several British Fencing Championships over the course of her career.


Family of Gillian Sheen

Born and raised in London, England, she later settled in New York, U.S.A., with her dentist husband, Dr. Donaldson.


Close associates of Gillian Sheen

She and German athlete Thomas Bach are both Olympic gold-medal-winning fencers.





















 

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