St. John's fencing saber specialist Fares Ferjani has officially qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
On Saturday, Ferjani took 10th place out of 207 fencers at the Men's Saber World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. This helped the Carthage, Tunisia, native move up to no. 13 in the World Rankings and officially qualifies him for the Olympic Games this summer.
Ferjani joins a distinguished group of six previous Olympians and three Olympic Medalists from the St. John's fencing program. He will also be the fifth fencer in team history that will compete at the Olympics while attending St. John's University. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, former Red Storm Fencer Daryl Homer won the silver medal in the individual men's saber competition and Dagmara Wozniak was a part of the United States women's team that won the bronze medal.
This season, the red shirt junior has collected 13 victories on the stripe with two losses in matches against Boston College, Drew University, and Sacred Heart, respectively.