The Peter Westbrook Foundation qualifies four athletes for the world championships

NEW YORK, June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Peter Westbrook Foundation (PWF) is pleased to announce that four PWF athletes have been selected to represent United States at the 2022 Senior World Fencing Championships this summer in Cairo, Egypt. The annual event is one of the most prestigious fencing competitions in the world outside of the Olympics and brings together athletes from around the world to compete for the honor of being crowned world champion. This year’s World Championships mark the end of a particularly grueling competitive season with athletes traveling across the country and the world to earn points in order to qualify for this monumental event. By sending four athletes, the PWF continues to build on an extraordinary legacy of not only skilled athletes, but also historic performances in competition.

Crew UNITED STATES will be led by the three-time Olympian Daryl Homer in the men’s saber event. Homer, ranked 10e in the world, enters the competition with his eyes on the podium in a repeat of his historic silver medal at the World Championships in 2015. The men’s saber team will be rounded out by the Tokyo Olympian Khalil Thompson. Thompson will be competing at her second senior World Championships after a flurry of international results late in the season that would give her the opportunity to compete in Cairo.

The men’s epee event will also see two PWF Olympians once again make their appearance on the world stage. Ranked 24e in the world, Olympian Curtis McDowald is looking to improve on his quarter-final performance at this year’s 2018 World Championships in Cairo. Olympian Yeisser Ramirez will join McDowald, taking part in the event for his second time and his first since 2015.

“Qualifying for this event is an important milestone for our athletes on the road to the Paris Olympics in 2024,” said Peter Westbrook, Founder and Executive Director of the Peter Westbrook Foundation. “The PWF is incredibly proud of the athletes we have qualified for the World Championships this year and we will be cheering them on loudly from home.”

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