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Meet Nzingha Prescod: Two-Time Olympic Fencer and Anti-Doping Education Athlete Presenter

Despite playing a multitude of sports in her childhood, Nzingha Prescod quickly embraced the physical and mental challenge of fencing after being introduced to the sport at age 9 through the Peter Westbrook Foundation. Her passion to continue improving and mastering the sport led her to earn her first senior world medal at the age of 15. In just four more years, Prescod reached the pinnacle of her sport by qualifying for the 2012 London Olympic Games, where her team placed sixth. Around this time, she also competed at the 2011 Pan American Games, where her team won gold and she won silver, and at the 2015 Pan American Games, where her team won silver. Her success earned her another spot on Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. After the Games, Prescod’s team won the 2018 Team World Championship. Spanning her career, she won five world championship titles across Cadet, Junior, and Senior categories.

Now retired, Prescod has committed to preserving the integrity and value of sport by becoming an Anti-Doping Education Athlete Presenter with USADA. She will draw on her long-time experience as an athlete subject to anti-doping rules to both explain the rules themselves and the importance of those rules to today’s athletes.

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