Smart's silver medal the silver lining to a difficult year
BEIJING -- Lugging a sword around the subways in Brooklyn was, looking back, rather comical. The kids used to make fun of the Smarts, call them Zorro. They did it, at first, for Dad.
Saturday, Thomas Smart wasn't there. His daughter was on the verge of history, of helping the Americans medal for the first time in foil since 1960, but everything was falling apart. Erinn Smart had just given up seven straight touches against Hungary. With the clock winding down, her opponent charged at ...
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