Dagmara Wozniak, a NJ Olympian from Avenel

by Alice Magdziak • July 16, 2016 • Middlesex, Sports & LeisureComments (0)493

We’re highlighting all the New Jersey Olympians this summer because there are so many to watch for. Dagmara Wozniak will be competing for the United States in Sabre Fencing.

Dagmara was born in Wrocław, Poland in 1988 and immigrated with her parents when she was one year old. Dagmara was named to the U.S. Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in women’s sabre competition as a substitute and competed in the 2012 Olympics where she placed Eighth. She’s been a part of the Senior World Championship Team since 2011 and they’ve medaled in each of those years: 2015 (Bronze – Team), 2014 (Gold – Team), 2013 (Bronze – Team), 2012 (Bronze – Team), 2011 (Bronze – Team).

She began fencing at age nine and attended Colonia High School in Woodbridge Township and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Biology at St. John’s University.

Fencing begins August 6th and continues through the 14th.

We’ll keep you apprised of when each NJ athlete will compete so stay tuned to YDKJ for all the NJ Olympian news you can handle!

[photo via USFencing.org and bio info via wikipedia.org]

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