best chance to become another tiger woods in another white-dominated sport (2008)


You wouldn't know if from all the sneaker commercials, but African Americans excel at sports other than basketball. Olympic medalist PETER WESTBROOK put his fencing saber to good use with a foundation that teaches the sport to hundreds of inner-city students: One of his recent protégés, Keeth Smart, is now ranked number one in the world with a sword. Plus, Westbrook's classes provide "discipline and self-respect" between jabs and parries.


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