U.S. Men’s Foil Team Finalized for Rio Olympic Games

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Between them, the four members of the U.S. Men’s Foil Team have won five individual medals in the first six events of the World Cup season and hold three of the top four positions in the world rankings.

As a team, the squad has won medals at three out of four World Cups, including two gold and are aiming to bring home the first Olympic gold medal for U.S. men’s foil in the sport’s history.

But one question loomed over the season: With four of the top 10 athletes in the world all fighting to represent Team USA, who would earn the three positions in the individual event and which athlete would finish fourth in the National Team Point Standings and join his teammates as a replacement athlete for the team competition?

The answer would come down to one afternoon in Cuba at the Havana Grand Prix on Sunday. While 2015 Senior World medalists Alexander Massialas (San Francisco, Calif.) and Gerek Meinhardt (San Francisco, Calif.) punched their tickets to Rio in February, Havana would remain the final international competition opportunity for 2013 Senior World Cup Champion Miles Chamley-Watson (New York City, N.Y.) and 2015 Overall World Cup Champion Race Imboden (Brooklyn, N.Y.). < See more >

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