Congratulations to homeschooler Becca Ward on her bronze medal in sabre fencing in Beijing. The icing on the cake, for those of you who spent the weekend in a cave, is that the American women swept sabre fencing. Gold. Silver. Bronze.
First U.S. medals were as easy as 1-2-3 in sabre fencing, 10 August 2008, The Star Ledger, New Jersey Online
Forget swimming and basketball — we own fencing. Well, at least we own the women’s sabre event. We haven’t won a medal in any other fencing discipline since 1904. So what? Sabre is our sport. I hear the NHL might actually rename its team in Buffalo to commemorate this moment last night.
Becca’s mom has been a regular on the HEM-Networking email list and has kept us up to date with Becca’s tournaments. After the sabre fencing events, there was a small party on Networking.
Again, congratulations to Becca and her teammates.