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Zagunis En Garde: World Cup Countdown (Day 5) | Words To Sweat By

Zagunis En Garde: World Cup Countdown (Day 5)

by Dana on June 24, 2011

The US Team will be competing this weekend in the final World Cup of the season in NYC. So let’s start Mariel’s weekend out right with some words of motivation from her fans. (This also means, it’s a super easy question for an entry into the contest.)

Question of the Day: How does Mariel inspire you?

Contest Rules

  • To enter the contest, leave a comment below the post with your answer to that day’s question.  No registration is required to leave a comment, however comments may not show up immediately as they await moderation.
  • Only one entry, per person, per day. More than one entry per person per day will result in disqualification.
  • This contest is open to fans worldwide. Void where prohibited.
  • Each winner will be chosen using a random number generator from the entries with the correct answer for each day of the countdown.
  • Winners will be selected and announced on June 27th, 2011.
  • Winners will be notified via email and given 24 hours to respond therefore please leave a valid email so that you can be contacted if you are the selected winner.
  • The grand prize will be awarded to the fan who answers the most questions correctly. In the event that there is a tie, the grand prize winner will be selected using a random number generator.


1 John Carroll June 24, 2011 at 5:36 AM

I was living in Oregon during the 2008 Olympics, which is when I first heard of Mariel. I had always wanted to try fencing but it wasn’t until watching her inspiring victory that I took up the blade. I have been foil fencing ever since, and I now fence with my 10 year old daughter who fences competitively. We are traveling to New York this weekend to see Mariel fence – go team USA!

2 Vanessa June 24, 2011 at 2:08 PM

I am from France, we have great fencers here but Mariel is very professional when she fences, everything seems easy. She is a true champion, and an exemple to follow. I practice sabre too so it is very enlightening to watch her, she gives ideas.

3 Hendrika Misciagna June 24, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Mariel inspires me to be the best sabre fencer I can be; not only because of her amazing talent and dedication to the sport, but because of her tireless professional and positive attitude, even in the face of adversity. Watching her fence was one of the reasons I switched from fencing epee to sabre, and I haven’t looked back since. She is an excellent role model. Thank you, Mariel!

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