Pentathlon legend Rob Stull (USA) inducted to US Fencing Hall of Fame
One of Pentathlon’s leading administrators has been honoured by his national fencing federation for his inspirational achievements.
As one of the world’s select group of two-sport Olympians, Rob Stull already had a strong legacy but his induction to the US Fencing Hall of Fame is another powerful moment of recognition for what he achieved during his 20-year sporting career.
Stull (USA) competed in both Fencing and Modern Pentathlon in the Olympic Games at Los Angeles (1984), Seoul (1988) and Barcelona (1996), where he finished 4th in the Pentathlon.
As President of the NORCECA Confederation and CEO of the US Modern Pentathlon Association, Rob is more accustomed these days to handing out awards. On June 29, it was his turn to receive the accolades as he was inducted with six others into the US Fencing Hall of Fame at a gala dinner in Columbus, Ohio.
As a fencer, Stull (USA) first picked up the epee at the age of 19 and was expertly tutored by Kaj Czarnecki (FIN) and the Montreal 1976 Olympic champion Janusz Peciak (POL). He became one of the finest fencers in the US, competing and winning medals at all world-level competitions and using his all-round skills to become a top-class pentathlete at the same time.
As well as serving on the UIPM Executive Board and working as MC at many major UIPM events, Stull (USA) continues to further the wider Olympic movement in his home country through membership of the US Olympic Committee’s executive committee.
Find out more at the USOC website.