Covid isolation, medals and strife: how US fencing became a nexus of controversy

USA’s fencers have found themselves in the news over protests, coronavirus and reports of an unwanted teammate. They still performed on the piste USA’s Alexander Massialas, Nick Itkin, Gerek Meinhardt and Race Imboden pose with their fencing bronze medals. Photograph: Molly Darlington/Reuters Though soccer and rugby teams have taken a knee before matches at the Tokyo Olympics to protest racial injustice, how the authorities would react to a demonstration during a medal ceremony remains to be see


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