the Pan American Games in Argentina on Monday, March 13. On her way to the
gold medal, she defeated Gabriella Rios of Bolivia 15-2 in the round of
16, then Mirtheska Escanella of Puerto Rico 15-7, Barbara Hernandez of
Cuba 15-6, and finally Idoris Diaz of Cuba 15-12, scoring the winning
touch with 48 seconds remaining in the final period of fencing.
Felicia Zimmermann (Rush, NY) won a bronze medal in the same event, losing
to Diaz 15-14. She had previously beaten Sandra Rosada of Bolivia and
Alejandra Carbone of Argentina.
In Men's Epee, Tamir Bloom (Millburn, NJ) earned a silver medal, losing
15-11 to Carlos Pedroso of Cuba. Michael Marx (Rochester, NY), lost 15-11
to Mexico's Jorge Castro in his first elimination match.
In Men's Foil on Sunday, Nick Bravin advanced to the semi-finals; Zaddich
Longenbach reached the quarter-finals. Complete results were not faxed to
The Individual Men's Sabre event is being fenced today (Tuesday, March
14); the Women's Epee will be fenced on Wednesday, March 15.
Ann McBain Ezzell
USFA National Secretary (i.e., the elected kind, not the