Aug 4, 2012
Olympics 2012: Fencer Zagunis knows why she didn't win Olympic gold; she's right to say so
CALGARY , August 4, 2012 - On August 1, 2012, American sabre fencer Mariel Zagunis failed to win what would have been her third straight gold medal in the Olympics in the individual women's sabre event.
The New Zealand Herald
Olympics: Avoiding spoilers is a sport of its own
Mariel Zagunis of the United States in action against Olga Kharlan of the Ukraine, in the Bronze Medal Bout of the Women's Sabre Individual Fencing.
The Indianapolis Star
London 2012: A sure thing? Bob Kravitz's Olympic wager goes awry
LONDON – Ohhhh, Mariel. I wasn’t necessarily rooting for former Notre Dame fencer Mariel Zagunis because she’s a semi-local, or because she’s an American, or because she’s got a good story and was selected to be Team USA’s flagbearer — although those were all good reasons to cheer.
Zagunis fails in quest for another fencing medal
She couldn't explain how a big lead in the Olympic semifinals turned into an even-bigger collapse.
Zagunis glides into saber semifinals
Saber fencer Mariel Zagunis approached this day with a steely resolve. After each of her first three matches Wednesday, she walked briskly through the mixed zone -- where reporters can talk briefly to athletes -- with a stern expression and no intention of stopping, even when she had a three-hour break after moving into the semifinals.