Sat | Dec 10, 2016

FENCING: Jamaica-born fencer dies at 29

Published:Wednesday | October 15, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Jamaica-born Kamara James, who represented USA at the 2004 Olympic Games in fencing, is dead.



James, who experienced some mental health challenges, died at the age of 29.



USA Fencing posted the sad news on its official website and social media pages yesterday.



James passed away in Modesto, California.



James was born in Kingston but moved to Queens, New York, at the age of 10.



She received a full scholarship to Princeton and graduated in 2007.



In a post on its official Facebook page, the Jamaican Fencing Federation described Kamara as a shining star among her peers.



WATCH: THE GLEANER MINUTE




Follow us on Twitter:

@JamaicaGleaner



Follow us on Instagram:

jamaicagleaner



Watch our videos on YouTube:

Jamaica Gleaner



Email us: onlinefeedback@gleanerjm.com