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Youngest American Olympic Fencer August 5, 2008

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 By Vic Lee
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A San Francisco teenager received the thrilling news that he’ll be fencing for the United States in the Beijing Olympics, a dream he’s had since he was ten.

“It was nice to know that after all the hard work that my coach and I put in and my parents and everyone, that it amounted to making the Olympics, which was pretty amazing,” said Gerek Meinhardt.
At 17, Gerek Meinhardt will be the youngest American Olympic fencer ever. He’ll be the only one representing the U.S. in the men’s foil competition.

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