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Go 'On the Record' with Alexander Massialas of USA Fencing.
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It's really an honor to represent my country in the Olympics in. Ever since I was a young kid it's my dream to go to the Olympics because my father's three time Olympian. And Olympic coach in 2008 and you know I really wanted to homers but that's -- -- levels hopefully. Earned a medal or gold one had that. With a father who is -- time when the united -- on my earliest memories come. From being around the house and then. Really just seeing all the stuff around. Around me because I would. Walked on the halls and most kids would have artwork and stuff from my dad would have Olympic rings in. Trophies and medals everywhere so -- you know from the very moment I was born is really. Something I was immersed in and so and so when I was a young kid my father used to be an international referees well so. He would take me -- international competitions all over the world when I was six months old so. There's really -- from the beginning and somewhere -- memories are really abilities and I don't. And that's just something I've really gone for my whole life. With so much traveling it's hard to find some spare time but a lot of times I'd just like -- -- friends you know watch a movie -- so often. I love playing basketball it's one of my things. Love soccer skiing as well when I get the chance you know skiing. Some decisions in the short and I'm traveling most of the time it's hard to today. Some time but usually every year except for this year -- -- We usually find -- at least a couple days here and there in years ago it's been. Bats balls. Most Woodson very. Opened the play. Just you know offense. I just told the follow their dream you know from the very beginning this was my dream and what if you were. Dollars every day and putting your full effort every single time you get on the strip -- duet actually anything to do -- It's really. Anything can happen because you know you have to put in a 100%. Every time you do every time you step on the strip every time you do your homework because. There's no wasted time you have to do your -- -- short amount of time you've got to do. It well as well so you know just do a 100% and everything you do.