New York, NY –
One of the greatest American fencers, it turns out, is from the New York area. Peter Westbrook won a bronze medal in sabre fencing at the 1984 Olympics in Atlanta. He fenced competitively into his 40's, which is unheard of in the sport. Westbrook is now 51 and lives in Harlem. These days he devotes his time to teaching inner city children the joys and discipline of fencing. Jon Kalish has more.
Radio reporter and podcast producer Jon Kalish is based in Manhattan and has been a freelance contributor to WNYC since 1980. For links to radio docs, podcasts and stories by Jon Kalish, visit his Tumblr page here.