2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
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Susie Scanlan

Sport: Fencing

Nation: United States of America

DOB: June 4, 1990

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Career Highlights: Scanlan will be making her first Olympic appearance after finishing 16th at the Budapest World Cup in February to qualify for the third spot on the epee team, pushing her past 2008 Olympian and now-alternate Kelley Hurley. Unlike a number of elite athletes in her sport, the Princeton University student didn’t come from a family of fencers, instead begging her mother to let her learn because she “wanted to try sword fighting.” At age 9, she began training at the Twin Cities Fencing Club with Roberto Sobalvarro, who remains her coach. Scanlan, a member of the 2009 senior world team, is an avid athlete who competed in basketball and cross-country and snowboarded when she was younger.

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