Personal Information

Residence San Francisco, CA, USA

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Mandarin

Higher education Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University: United States

License number 20041994001


World Cup31711
Séoul (KOREA), 2014-04-25Bonn (GERMANY), 2018-02-09Montréal (CANADA), 2010-05-29
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2015-11-06Séoul (KOREA), 2011-05-20
Paris (FRANCE), 2017-01-20Paris (FRANCE), 2012-01-27
La Coruña (SPAIN), 2013-02-22
Paris (FRANCE), 2015-01-16
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-03-01
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2020-02-21
World Championship-1-1
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-07-15
Zone Championships1539
Panama (PANAMA), 2016-06-21Reno - Nevada (USA), 2011-07-04San José (COSTA RICA), 2010-08-03
Cancun (MEXICO), 2012-06-16La Havane (CUBA), 2018-06-16
San José (COSTA RICA), 2014-06-01Toronto (CANADA), 2019-06-28
Santiago (CHILE), 2015-04-17
Montreal (CANADA), 2017-06-13
Grand Prix2518
Shanghai (CHINA), 2016-06-03St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2013-03-04Tokyo (JAPAN), 2014-05-03
Turin (ITALY), 2017-12-01La Havane (CUBA), 2015-03-13
Turin (ITALY), 2016-12-02
Long Beach, California (USA), 2017-03-17
Turin (ITALY), 2020-02-07
Olympic Games-1-1
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-07
Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS), 2011-11-12

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven at his father's club in San Francisco, CA, United States of America.

Why this sport? "My father was an Olympian in fencing. When he set up his own club, I wanted to start right away."

Club / Team Massialas Foundation: San Francisco, CA, USA

Name of coach Greg Massialas [club, national, father], USA

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Alex (fencing.net, 18 May 2011)

Most influential person in career His father Greg, and coach Dean Hinton. (usafencing.org, 11 Oct 2017; Athlete, 28 Nov 2011)

Injuries He sustained a wrist injury and missed some training in the build-up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 14 May 2020)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I don't like losing in anything and that means board games, video games, and fencing." (digitaljournal.com, 07 Dec 2019)

Awards and honours While competing at Stanford University in the United States of America, he was named a First Team All-American in 2013, 2014 and 2015. (gostanford.com, 01 Jan 2018)

Milestones At age 18 years and 96 days on the first day of competition, he was the youngest male US athlete in any sport to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (teamusa.org, 22 Aug 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jun 2020)

Famous relatives His father Greg competed in foil fencing at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. He has also coached the US men's national foil team and was a fencing referee at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. His younger sister Sabrina won silver in team foil at the 2017 World Championships in Leipzig, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Jun 2019; thenationalherald.com, 14 Aug 2016; fencingusa.com, 01 Jan 2014; sports.yahoo.com, 14 May 2020)

Ambitions To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fie.org, 05 Sep 2016)

Other information HERITAGE
His father was born in Crete, Greece, and moved to the United States of America at age 10. His mother Chen Chwan-Hui grew up in Chinese Taipei. His Chinese name is Chen Hai-Hsiang. (Instagram profile, 02 Jun 2019; teamusa.org, 17 Aug 2014; mercurynews.com, 21 Sep 2012)


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