Hurley sisters come up short in team epee final

This story features two sisters from San Antonio on the United States’ epee team. I received the assignment less than 24 hours before the match with no knowledge of the sport. Among the challenges I faced with this story were bad directions to the mixed zone and press seating by stadium workers, no live stats and . Still, I managed to turn out a 400-word game story over the team’s loss and the end of the Olympics for the sisters.

Fencing arena in the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Clients: San Antonio Express-News,Houston Chronicle
Date: August 2016
Category: Sports Writing, Writing
Skills: Writing