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Biography of Alexander Massialas [Age, Height, Family, Wife, Awards, Net Worth & Salary]

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Even there is still a long way to go in Alexander Massialas’s career; he is already among the best USA foil fencers ever.

Growing up, he also played soccer and basketball. However, after his father set up a fencing club, he got more serious about becoming a fencer.

At 27, he has already won multiple world championships and 3 Olympic medals. Moreover, fencing has been a Massialas family background.

Massialas father Greg represented in the 1982 and 1988 Olympics. Likewise, his sister Sabrina recently competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Alexander Massialas smiles after winning a match.

Furthermore, Massialas describes himself as competitive. He doesn’t like losing, even if it’s a video or board game. That may be the reason why he is a successful fencer.

Now, let’s look into quick facts before digging in-depth about Massialas’ personal and professional career.

Quick Facts

Name Alexander Massialas
Date of Birth 20th April 1994
Birth Place San Francisco, California, USA
Nick Name Mass (Moss)
Age 28 years old
Gender Male
Religion Christain
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Taurus
Profession Fencing
Height 6’2″ (188 cm)
Weight 84kg (185 lbs)
Body Mass Index (BMI) 23.8
Build Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Tattoo No
Father Name Greg Massialas
Mother Name Vivian Massialas
Siblings Sabrina Massialas (younger sister)
Relationship Dating
Wife Jenny Lu
Education Drew School (High School), Standford University
Team Massialas Foundation
Status Active (2007 to present)
Weapon Foil
Coach Greg Massialas (Father)
Olympic Records
  • Rio 2016: Individual Men’s Foil (Silver)
  • Rio 2016:Team Men’s Foil (Bronze)
  • Tokyo 2021:Team Men’s Foil (Bronze)
World Championship Records
  • 2013 Budapest: Team Men’s Foil (Silver)
  • 2015 Moscow: Individual Men’s Foil (Silver)
  • 2017 Leipzig: Team Men’s Foil (Silver)
  • 2018 Wuxi: Team Men’s Foil (Silver)
  • 2019 Budapest: Team Men’s Foil (Gold)
FIE Ranking 6th/ 105 points (As of August 2021)
Salary Unavailable
Net Worth $500k to $1 million
Hobbies Watching TV, Listening MusicSoccer, Basketball,
Social media InstagramFacebookTwitter
Merch T-shirts
Last Update June, 2022

Alexander Massialas | Family and Early Years

Family

Alexander Massialas was born on 20th April 1994 in San Francisco, California. He is the oldest son of Greg Massialas and Vivian Massialas.

Moreover, he has a diverse family. Massialas’s father is of Greek descent, and his mother is Taiwanese. He also has a younger sister named Sabrina Massialas.

Likewise, the Massialas family is of fencing background. Firstly, his father competed for the USA in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.

Alexander Massialas with his sister and father on the way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Similarly, his sister competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the first USA fencer to win a gold medal in the Youth Olympic Games.

He also has grandparents still living in Greece and Taiwan. So, he likes visiting them whenever he gets the chance.

Massialas credits his supportive family for his successful career. His mother was equally instrumental like his father.

Vivian would take him from one practice to another and teach him the importance of mental games daily.

Early Years

Since a young age, Massialas has loved playing sports. Besides fencing, he also played soccer, basketball, and swimming.

Although Massialas was never forced into fencing by his parents, he showed serious interest in the sport. Later, at 7, his father began his fencing training.

Moreover, his fascination with the Olympics started earlier when his father told him the values and stories of the Olympics.

Similarly, growing up, he idolized USA fencer Gerek Meinhardt and his father.

From a young age, only he built his endurance and strength. Massialas practiced different sports two times a day daily.

Alexander Massialas | Personal Life

Alexander Massialas is currently dating Jenny Lu. She graduated from the University of Pennysulvina in 2017.

Alexander Massialas enjoying hiking with his girlfriend

She is an avid traveler, and the couple has been to many beautiful and amazing destinations around the world.

Favorites

Massialas has many hobbies. Obviously, one of them is sports. During his free time, he likes to watch and play sports like soccer and basketball.

He grew up in San Francisco, so it’s no surprise he is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors.

His favorite GSW players are Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. However, as a child, he loved Monta Ellis.

He is also big into skiing. Massialas grew up skiing in Califonia for most of his childhood. But he mentions Atla as his favorite skiing place.

Massialas also mentions try out skiing in the winter Olympics if he would get the chance. Since he was 2 years old, Alexander has gone skiing every year except Olympic years.

Furthermore, he mentions his hidden talents being decent in video games and computers.

In addition, he has developed playing guitar into one of his hobbies. Massialas learned to play guitar in 2016 to freshen up his mind from fencing.

Massialas also loves traveling. He mentions Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Vietnam, and Peru as his bucket list destinations.

Lastly, he likes spending quality time with his friends and families.

Training

Massialas is trained by his own dad Greg. Moreover, he and his sister train together in his dad’s fencing club.

His training days are different; Massialas likes strength and conditioning sessions three days and fencing sessions five times a week.

Typically he spends 1.5 hours to 2 hours on strength and conditioning workouts and does two hours of fencing sessions. Likewise, Massialas likes to sleep 9-10 hours daily.

In addition, he doesn’t have strict dietary meals or nutrition plans. But he likes to cook for himself and limits oil, fats, and grease in his food.

Alexander Massialas | Education

High School

During his childhood, Massialas studied in Chinese-American International School for 11 years.

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