From left: Erinn Smart, Jason Rogers, Tim Morehouse, Keeth Smart, Mariel Zagunis, James Williams, Hanna Thompson, Emily Cross
The 2008 Olympic Games marked the best performance ever by a U.S. fencing team. Team USA™ won six medals, which included a clean sweep in women's sabre fencing and the silver in men's team sabre. Mariel Zagunis got the United States off to a great start when she won one of the first medals—and the very first gold—of the Games. Erinn Smart, Hanna Thompson and Emily Cross also made history when they became the first American women's foil team to medal.