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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
Occupation Student
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 Stanford University [USA] / Massialas Foundation [USA]:
Name of coach Lisa Posthumus [Stanford University], USA; Greg Massialas [personal, father], USA; Dean Hinton [personal], USA
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Alex (fencing.net, 18 May 2011)
Hobbies Hiking, playing the guitar, basketball. (usfencing.org, 16 Oct 2015)
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 United States of America men's foil team, and his younger sister Sabrina won a gold medal in the 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 in any sport to compete for United States of America at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (usfencing.org, 11 Nov 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Aug 2012)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2012 4 Team Foil London, England
World Championships
2015 2 Individual Foil Moscow, Russia
Pan American Championships
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 ,