2008 Olympian Dagmara Wozniak is making at run at the 2012 Olympic Games. Wozniak grew up in New Jersey, and immigrated to the United States from Poland at a young age. She is one of the futures of US Fencing, and is currently in her Senior Year at St. John’s University.
Woznaik has reached the pinnacle of an athletic career. She is a National Champion, NCAA Medalist, Olympian, and multiple times World Championship medalist. She is also a stellar student majoring in Biology, and hoping to become a physical therapist. Wozniak’s path to this Olympic Games will be harder than ever. In 2008, Wozniak qualified for the Olympic Games as a reserve athlete. Although she had helped the team qualify throughout the season, at the games she was forced to sit on the bench in case anyone got hurt. Her team finished 3rd meaning that Wozniak should have indeed gotten a medal, however because of bureaucracy she didn’t.
This time around Wozniak must qualify individually for a spot at the games. This is much harder than qualifying as a team. Wozniak must be ranked in the top 16 of the World Rankings in order to earn herself a spot at the games. No doubt her experience from Beijing will help her in her attempts to qualify for these games. Currently Wozniak is ranked 12thin the World with about three competition remaining for the Olympic Team. She certainly stands a great chance of going to the Games, and I’m sure we are all excited to hear the outcome! We all wish Dagmara Luck and will keep our fingers crossed as she enters the final period of qualification.