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MASSIALAS Alexander
NOC United States   
GenderMen
Born 20 Apr 1994 in San Francisco, CA, USA
Height1.88 m
Weight 81 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Stanford, CA, USA
Languages English, Mandarin
Higher education Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven.
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 [personal, father], USA; Dean Hinton [personal], 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. (Athlete, 28 Nov 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Focus, hard work, commitment and dedication." (Athlete, 28 Nov 2011)
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 a gold medal in individual foil at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. (thenationalherald.com, 14 Aug 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Aug 2014; fencingusa.com, 2014)
Ambitions To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fie.org, 05 Sep 2016)
Other information YOUNGEST
He was the youngest male member of the US Olympic team at the 2012 Games in London. (teamusa.org, 22 Aug 2016)

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. (teamusa.org, 17 Aug 2014; mercurynews.com, 21 Sep 2012)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 2 Individual Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 3 Team Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 4 Team Foil London, England
World Championships
2017 2 Team Foil Leipzig, Germany
2017 5 Individual Foil Leipzig, Germany
2015 2 Individual Foil Moscow, Russia
Pan American Championships
2017 1 Team Foil Montreal, Canada
2017 2 Individual Foil Montreal, Canada
2016 1 Individual Foil Panama, Panama
2016 1 Team Foil Panama, Panama
2015 1 Team Foil Santiago, Chile
2015 2 Individual Foil Santiago, Chile
2014 2 Individual Foil San José, Costa Rica
2013 1 Team Foil Cartagena, Colombia
2013 5 Individual Foil Cartagena, Colombia
2012 2 Individual Foil Cancún, Mexico
2011 1 Team Foil Reno, NV, United States
2011 2 Individual Foil Reno, NV, United States
2010 1 Team Foil San José, Costa Rica
2010 3 Individual Foil ,