Behind the mask of Mexican Olympic fencer Daniel Gomez

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Fencing is one of only five sports that has been a featured competition at the Olympics since the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

This week’s Olympian is a fencer from a country where the sport is little-known. Mexico’s Daniel Gomez started fencing as a child because he thought the swordplay was different and looked fun.

He believes that a talented fencer needs to practice patience, exhibit intelligence and yet maintain aggressiveness too.

Meet this week’s Olympian on “Americas Now” Daniel Gomez. And see how these traits are balanced by the man behind the mask.

Behind the mask of Mexican Olympic fencer Daniel Gomez

Behind the mask of Mexican Olympic fencer Daniel Gomez

Fencing is one of only five sports that has been a featured competition at the Olympics since the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. This week's Olympian is a fencer from a country where the sport is little-known. Mexico’s Daniel Gomez started fencing as a child because he thought the swordplay was different and looked fun. He believes that a talented fencer needs to practice patience, exhibit intelligence and yet maintain aggressiveness too. Meet this week’s Olympian on “Americas Now” Daniel Gomez. And see how these traits are balanced by the man behind the mask.