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Nadiya Fortunatova – Athens 2004

San Francisco Fencers’ Club welcomes 2004 Olympian Nadiya Kazimirtchuk-Fortunatova, a highly accomplished fencer. In addition to her Olympic bid in Athens, Nadiya is an 8-time gold medalist in the Jr World Cup; 3-time bronze medalist, European Championships; 2-time gold medalist, Grand-Prix Sr World Cup; 2003 gold medalist, Sr World Cup Belgium; 2003 gold medalist, Sr World Cup Spain; 4-time bronze medalist, Sr World Cup; 2-time gold medalist, Sr World Cup; 2003 finalist, Sr World Championships, Havana; 2002 6th place, Sr World Championships, Lisbon.



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Mina Zargham – Princeton

Mina has shown great devotion to the sport of fencing and her academic goals. She finished in the top 16 in both Cadet and Junior Women’s Foil at the 2005 Summer Nationals. She was nationally ranked in Seniors the following year and represented the United States in many World Cups. This is her second year as the starter on the Princeton Women’s Varsity Foil Team. In her studies, she pursues a Civil and Environmental Engineering major. Good luck on both tracks!


Alex Khoshnevissan – Stanford

Alex has been a committed fencer since he first picked up a foil. He stepped into the national spotlight by obtaining the gold medal in Cadet Men’s Foil in 2005. His other notable accomplishments include top 16 in a Senior National competition in April 2007 and a 9th place finish in Juniors in November 2007. He has continuously represented the United States in numerous World Cups, such as London and Madrid. This is Alex’s second year as the starter on the Stanford Varsity Foil Team.


Christopher Khoshnevissan – Stanford

Christopher has been a nationally ranked fencer and competitor since 2002. He is a 2008 Junior Olympics Cadet bronze medalist, a 2007 national Cadet bronze medalist, a 2006 Summer National Championship bronze medalist, and a March 2008 Pacific Coast Champion silver medalist. Internationally, he finished 6th at the November 2009 Cadet World Cup in Warsaw, and finished top 16 in January 2008 in the Cadet World Cup in Koblenz, Germany. He has placed in the top 32 in Junior World Cups in Budapest, London and Madrid. He is currently a Senior at The Urban School of San Francisco and will be joining the Stanford Varsity Team as a member of the Men’s Foil Team in September 2010. Congratulations to Christopher!


Joseph Lam – Duke


Welcome to the San Francisco Fencers’ Club!

We opened our doors in April 2006 with a vision of creating a sports club where fencers could maximize their success at competitions at the local, national, World Cup and Olympic levels.

SFFC fencers have finished in the top 8 at World Cups, brought home US Junior Olympic and National medals, and are currently ranked in the top three in many foil age categories locally and nationally. Our fencers have gained admissions to Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Vassar, Barnard, UC Berkeley, NYU and Duke.

San Francisco Fencers’ Club strives to embody the best of the Olympic ideals: physical activity, competition and sportsmanship. We are proud of the championship medals on our walls, and take equal pride in our healthy and positive club atmosphere that can be satisfying and enjoyable.

If you are looking for a club that can develop Olympic level champions while honoring the uniqueness of every individual, a club that endeavors to balance seriousness with fun, while fostering a sense of achievement in an atmosphere of mutual respect, explore our site and give us a call.


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