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Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro

Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro

American fencer
Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro
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Quick Facts

Intro American fencer
Is Athlete Fencer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 7 October 1954, Modesto, USA
Age 66 years
Star sign Libra
Stats
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Education
San José State University
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Biography

Gay Kristine Jacobsen D'Asaro (now Gay MacLellan) is an American Olympic foil fencer.

She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1972–74 and fenced as a member of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. She later transferred and fenced for San Jose State University in late the 1970s and early 1980s. She holds a record for two National Titles, and was a 1-rated Referee. She was inducted into the USFA Hall of Fame in 2004. As a child, she lived in Ripon, California, and later, lived in Ashland, Oregon, where she taught private fencing lessons. She was a student of coach Michael D'Asaro Sr., whom she later married. As of 2006, she no longer uses last name D'Asaro, and now goes by her married name: Gay (Jacobsen) MacLellan.

Accomplishments

  • 1973 "Under 20" National Champion
  • 1973 World Championships
  • 1974 U.S. Women's Foil National Champion
  • 1975 NIWFA Pan American Team Member
  • 1976 U.S. Olympic Team Foil Fencer
  • 1978 U.S. Women's Foil National Champion
  • 1979 NIWFA Pan American Team Member (won Bronze medal)
  • 1980 U.S. Olympic Team Foil Fencer
  • Because of Jimmy Carter's ban on the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games, D'Asaro and the rest of her Olympic Fencing team did not compete in the games. She was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal instead.

Honors

  • UC Santa Barbara Hall of Fame (Fencing 1972-74)
  • 2001-2005 Appointed to USFA Fencing Officials Commission
  • 2002 Olympian Procession at Oregon Sports Authority
  • 2004 Inducted into USFA (United States Fencing Association) Hall of Fame

Academic work

  • A History of the Amateur Fencers League of America
    - D'Asaro, G.K.J. 1983. A history of the Amateur Fencers League of America. Unpublished thesis, Ph.D. dissertation. (U860 .D37, San Jose State University)
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https://web.archive.org/web/20110811160544/http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/da/gay-dasaro-1.html
https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/da/gay-dasaro-1.html
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/pafc/Pan_American_Games_Results.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20110717175619/http://usfencinghalloffame.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=84&Itemid=70
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