Olympic Channel Podcast: Monica Aksamit on overcoming a fractured back, financial problems, and a 'train wreck' season

Fencer Monica Aksamit grew up in New Jersey in the USA. Against the odds, she took an Olympic bronze medal home from Rio 2016.

Monica Aksamit

Monica Aksamit has crowdfunded plane tickets, competed with a fractured back, adopted stray dogs in Peru, and has her eyes focused on success at Tokyo 2020.

Her fast-talking personality reveals a life story filled with laughter, dedication, and kindness.

"Stubborn is a quality most people don't really want. But I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for my stubbornness.... I definitely don't give up."


Related News

  • Steph Cook Sydney 2000
    How Cook navigated route to historic gold in Australia combining medicine and modern pentathlon
  • LA 2028
    LA28 building on Olympic Agenda 2020 to deliver innovative Games
back to top