These are foils

You may know Columbia has a pretty freaking baller fencing team, with four alums and students competing at the last Olympics, but you may not know that this week they had more success in the name of America.  While you were complaining about midterms, Nzingha Prescod, CC’15, Margaret Lu, CC’16, and Nicole Ross, CC’12, were out in Germany competing in the Tauberbischofsheim World Cup.  

The girls helped bring home “the best finish for the [US woman’s foil] squad since 2007,” coming in fourth.  They went up against the Korean team in quarterfinals, where Lu came out on top of a vicious 15-14 battle.  In the semifinals the team faced Russia, who got silver at the Olympics, and Prescod got an impressive six touches on the individual gold winner.  Finally, in the bronze medal match against France, Ross beat the 2010 Junior World medalist.

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