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Teaneck’s Maya Lawrence, U.S. Fencing Team Take Bronze

The local Olympian and her teammates beat Russia in a close match.

Teaneck and her teammates on the U.S. Olympic fencing team grabbed their first bronze medal at the London games.

The Associated Press reports the American team beat Russia, 31-30. Lawrence was 1-1 in the medal match.

"I'm so happy, so excited we got a medal — it's great! I am speechless," Lawrence said in a report on USAToday.com

Last week, the No. 24 ranked Lawrence lost to Italian epee fencer No. 7 Rossella Fiamingo. She beat the No. 9 ranked Mara Navarria. Lawrence reached the Olympics after .

Lawrence, who graduated with honors from Princeton University and Columbia University Teachers College, at . She worked for the town’s recreation department and is the daughter of Teaneck High School’s head fencing coach, Pat Lawrence.

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E August 06, 2012 at 12:38 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to Maya Lawrence and family for helping and realizing Olympic (and educational) achievements!
Diane Schwarz August 06, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Yay Maya! Yay Teaneck, USA, Yay Teaneck HS! And it's fencing team & coach!!!!
DMAB6395 August 06, 2012 at 07:07 PM
CONGRATULATIONS TO MAYA & THE US FENCING TEAM!!!!! Let's have a big party for her when she gets home!!!!!!!!!
Joanna Hafner August 06, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Congratulations Maya and the US fencing team great job!!!!!
LaVerne August 13, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Congratulations Maya & US Fencing Team. We have to celebrate. I know mommy was so proud of you before you left. I can't image how she's feeling now. Best to You.

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