She defeated her by 15-9 and became the first American to win an Olympic fencing gold medal in 100 years. She played the individual event in the 2008 Summer Olympics winning all three medals in finals.
However, it was pretty sad to see the star losing the 2012 Rio Olympics to South Kores's Kim Jiyeon.
Far beyond athletics, she was one of 16 celebrities taking part in a cooking competition on the Food Network TV series Chopped. She also featured in the "Star Power: Culinary Muscle" episode with former NFL player LaMarr Woodley, Dorothy Hamill, and Paige VanZant.
She has an estimated net worth of about 0.5 million Euro as of 2017.
Quick Facts about Mariel Zagunis
Source: USA Fencing
Born on 3 March 1985 in Portland, Oregon, United States.
She is the middle girl with two brothers Marten and Merrickin the family of Robert and Cathy Zagunis.
Is of Lithuanian descent and was raised in the Catholic faith.
Attended Valley Catholic from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Majored in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.
Was the first American holding the Jr. World Cup Champion title in 2002 in a row for three years.
The youngest fencer to win the Federation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) World Championship gold.
Won her 7th World Championship title at the Leipzig, Germany.
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