Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro

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Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro
Personal information
Born (1954-10-07) 7 October 1954 (age 69)
Modesto, California, United States
Medal record
Women's fencing
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1979 San Juan Team foil
USFA National Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Under 20 Individual Foil
Gold medal – first place 1974 Individual Foil
Gold medal – first place 1978 Individual Foil

Gay Kristine Jacobsen D'Asaro (now Gay MacLellan) is an American Olympic foil fencer.[1]

She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1972 to 1974 and fenced as a member of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. She later transferred and fenced for San Jose State University in late the 1970s and early 1980s. She holds a record for two National Titles, and was a 1-rated Referee. She was inducted into the USFA Hall of Fame in 2004. As a child, she lived in Ripon, California,[2] and later, lived in Ashland, Oregon, where she taught private fencing lessons. She was a student of coach Michael D'Asaro Sr., whom she later married. As of 2006, she no longer uses last name D'Asaro, and now goes by her married name: Gay (Jacobsen) MacLellan.


  • 1973 "Under 20" National Champion
  • 1973 World Championships
  • 1974 U.S. Women's Foil National Champion
  • 1975 NIWFA Pan American Team Member
  • 1976 U.S. Olympic Team Foil Fencer
  • 1978 U.S. Women's Foil National Champion
  • 1979 NIWFA Pan American Team Member (won Bronze medal)
  • 1980 U.S. Olympic Team Foil Fencer


Academic work[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  2. ^ "Spartan Women in Sport: Gay MacLellan, '83 MA Kinesiology – Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University". Retrieved 2023-12-12.
  3. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.

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