Interviews with the fencers

Sera Song won her first Grand Prix medal in March at the Budapest Grand Prix. Now, while based in Busan South Korea, she is training at home to stay fit and analysing past bouts to prepare for Tokyo 2021.

At London 2012, Alaaeldin Abouelkassem won Silver and made history as the first African fencer to win an Olympic medal. Talking to us from Cairo, he talked us through his career so far and his hopes for Tokyo 2021.

Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 - Alejandra Benitez has competed at them all. And she won't stop there. Tokyo 2021 is next on her list. Watch her story as she speaks about the sacrifice it takes to continue to compete on the Olympic stage 16 years later.

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