In discussing black fencers it is imperative to mention Ben Bratton who became the first African American and the youngest American to ever win a gold medal at a World Fencing Championship. A graduate of St. John’s University, Bratton also won the gold in 2015 at the Pan American Championships with the USA Men’s Fencing Team. This year he took home the bronze medal at the USA Fencing National Championship, Division I. Bratton is currently ranked No. 157 in the world.
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