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Olympic Fencing Prodigy: Race Imboden

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Electric Fencing Articles and Videos

Meet 19-year-old Race Imboden, the world’s youngest top-ranked fencer, as he prepares to compete at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Watch how Race learned to harness his emotions and climbed from virtual obscurity to become the #4-ranked foil fencer in the world and America’s #1. Race now stands poised to achieve his dream of becoming “the Michael Phelps of fencing” by bringing home gold and putting US Fencing on the map. PRODIGIES is a bi-weekly series showcasing the youngest and brightest as they challenge themselves to reach new heights and the stories behind them. Created and produced by, THNKR gives you extraordinary access to the people, stories, places and thinking that will change your mind. WATCH RACE LIVE! You can watch Race and his teammates compete in London starting July 28th. Men’s Individual Foil competition takes place on Tuesday, July 31st. Follow THNKR on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Check out our Pinterest: For more great fencing video coverage throughout the London Olympics, visit

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25 Responses to “Olympic Fencing Prodigy: Race Imboden”
  1. drdavidmad says:

    It is a real sport. . . Every four years when people care

  2. Dankniggah420 says:

    if only it was a real sport :/

  3. sullykillsully says:

    i know its hipster hair but i want his hair

  4. mrsmommajoan says:

    5:16 “my body is ready…”

  5. enjitta1 says:

    the coach looks like Brad pitt !

  6. quietthomas says:

    The correct term is “no homo”

  7. StephCandelario says:

    Sexy ass ginger..

  8. spacemantadhg says:

    just joking, not starting an arguement, but my very small club likes to make fun of epee as it is the “barbaric fencing without rules” (cause you guys don’t have right of way)

  9. xDinomanx says:

    Gotta say, he did pretty well at London 2012. Even better when he and the rest of the USA team fought in Mens Team Foil. They fought for the bronze medal against Germany. They eliminated France too.

  10. MegaTimmyTV says:

    like if epee is better, reply if foil is better.

  11. Raphael Tanes says:

    I like the fathers glasses (not gay)

  12. iShogi says:


  13. HeadlessJedi says:

    out in the 16s

  14. x97sfinest says:

    what song is this?

  15. voidlogic says:

    I’m not going to knock what these guys do, it looks challenging and they like it. But if you search for: Zornhau (uploaded by Anton Kohutovič) on youtube you might find something more like what you are looking for. What you will be seeing is usually called HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) or sometimes historical fencing. But be mature and don’t disrespect these sport fencer’s hard work just because it “annoys you”.

  16. BlkUnk says:

    did he get his gold?

  17. arjsorasan1 says:

    4th place in teams something. (I don’t remember what)

  18. Hunter Cox says:

    I bet he would like jiu jitsu.. that’s some physical/mental chess! these prodigies are blowing my mind.

  19. OpympicFencer2020 says:

    1 of my fencing clubs fencers was standing next to imboden on the metal pedestal. Pretty sweet .

  20. Brice Foli says:

    Not that he doesn’t have the right, but he’s a bit conceited.

  21. Jun Il Kim says:

    “When we was Kool”

    Enjoy buddy cool track!!

  22. Darren Reisch says:

    found the song!!
    “when we was kool” by ppt

  23. MrEdwardRMurrows says:

    which race does Race belong to?

  24. mellismademivida says:

    why are they trying to make fencing look cool??

  25. lastservant says:

    How did he do in the Olympics?

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