What happens in the Olympic Village, stays in the Olympic Village
Spectator and Spectrum are here throughout the next two weeks to bring you updates and interviews from Columbia Olympians in our #LondonLions series. Today, we profile one of our #LondonLions, Jeff Spear. Follow @CU_Spectator and @CUSpecSports to make sure you’re up to date.
Jeff Spear, CC ’10, made his mark on the Columbia with both his brain and his sabre. Now, the alternate athlete for the United States Olympic sabre team hopes to make his mark on an international stage.
The Columbia College salutatorian in 2010, Spear finished his Columbia career with an NCAA individual title and 4.07 GPA, with his only A-minuses coming in Contemporary Civilization.
Now, this part-fencer, part-genius, is enjoying his time in London.
He has also been spending time with fellow Columbia grad James Williams, CC ’07, who won the silver medal in the sabre at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Spear took time out of his busy schedule to answer five questions from Spectrum. See his answers after the jump.
Below are some pictures James and Jeff have taken in the past. All photos courtesy of Jeff Spear.
Spear and Williams after the medal ceremony at the Moscow World Cup 2012.
Spear and Williams at the announcement of the U.S. Olympic team
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