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MASSIALAS Alexander

foil
Rank12
Pts119.00
Age25
HandR

Personal Information

Residence San Francisco, CA, USA

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Mandarin

Higher education Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University: United States

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup31610
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
World Championship-1-1
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-07-15
Zone Championships1528
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), 2014-06-01
Santiago (CHILE), 2015-04-17
Montreal (CANADA), 2017-06-13
Grand Prix2417
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
Olympic Games-1-1
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-07
--11
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 [national, father], USA

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Alex (fencing.net, 18 May 2011)

Hobbies Playing football and basketball. (teamusa.org, 22 Aug 2016)

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

Sporting philosophy / motto "Focus, hard work, commitment and dedication." (Athlete, 28 Nov 2011)

Awards and honours He was named First Team All-American on three occasions while he was studying at Stanford University in the United States of America. (gostanford.com, 01 Jan 2018)

Milestones He was the youngest male member of the US Olympic team at the 2012 Games in London. (teamusa.org, 22 Aug 2016)

Famous relatives His father Greg competed in fencing [foil] at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988, and has coached the US men's foil team. 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, 2014)

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 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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