The Metropolitan Division is deeply saddened at the loss of one of our own this week.
USA Fencing lost a member of its Olympic family recently when Kamara James (Queens, N.Y.) passed away in Modesto, Calif.
At just 19-years-old, James represented Team USA as one of the youngest fencers at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens as the only U.S. women’s epee fencer to qualify for the Games.
“Kamara James was one of the brightest, precocious, self-assured young people I ever met. From her time as a very young fencer at the Peter Westbrook Foundation to her years at Princeton as an accomplished Olympian she remained warm, caring and confident,” said USA Fencing President Donald K. Anthony Jr. (Columbus, Ohio) “Kamara’s untimely passing leaves our fencing community very saddened and her spirit, charm and wit will be dearly missed.”