Zagunis Looks to Make More Fencing History in Beijing
Less than a decade after Mariel Zagunis picked up fencing, she became the first U.S. woman in a century to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport.
It’s safe to say the element of surprise will no longer sit next to her trusty blade next summer.Four years after Zagunis made her surprising debut at the Olympics, she will look to defend her gold in Beijing next August. And she admits it’s unlikely that she, or the rest of the women competing to make the 2008 U.S. team, will be able to catch anyone off guard this time around.
“There’s lots of expectations,” Zagunis said. “Not just on me, but on others in the club as well.”