Miles Chamley-Watson will compete today (Friday, August 12) at the Rio Olympics in the Men’s Team Foil. The 2013 World Individual Foil Champion was born in London, but has lived in Philadelphia since age 9. Read on to find out more interesting facts about our very own local swashbuckling Olympian!
1.) Chamley-Watson attended Penn State University on full scholarship and majored in Sports Management.
2.) He finished 2nd in the Men’s Foil at the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
3.) He competed in the 2012 London Olympics and finished fourth in the team event.
4.) Is the first U.S. man ever to win an individual Senior World Championship title.
5.) Chamley-Watson has done promotional work for Redbull.
6.) Is a male model and has been featured in magazines such as GQ (who called Chamley-Watson the “Baddest Sword Fighter in the World”) and Rolling Stone.
7.) Loves Korean Barbecue.
8.) Has modeled for Ralph Lauren and became the face of luxury footwear line Buscemi.
9.) Dreams of becoming the next David Beckham.
10.) Defines his own personal style as “luxury streetwear.”