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5-time US fencing Olympian Zagunis still looking to future

Now it means only a three-year wait for Paris.
Mariel Zagunis of the United States celebrates after defeating Kim Jiyeon of South Korea in the...
Mariel Zagunis of the United States celebrates after defeating Kim Jiyeon of South Korea in the women's individual round of 16 Sabre competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)(Andrew Medichini | AP)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 7:55 PM EDT
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CHIBA, Japan (AP) - Five-time Olympian Mariel Zagunis was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the women’s saber at the Tokyo Games but is still looking to the future. The two-time champion is competing at her fifth Olympics. She’s looking ahead to another medal shot in the team event. A possible sixth trip for the 2024 Paris Games is also a possibility. The year-long delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic was a major frustration for Zagunis as she waited to see if the Tokyo Olympics would go ahead. Now it means only a three-year wait for Paris.

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