By Emily Lorsch
Feb 12, 2018 10:19 PM EST
News 12 Brooklyn
BROOKLYN – A fencer who grew up in Brooklyn is hoping that he’ll make it to the Olympics in 2020.
Alan Temiryaev, 17, won the Junior Olympics last year and is heading back for round two this weekend.
He trains in Brighton Beach for about four hours, five to six days a week.
“Sometimes I’ll take Wednesdays off to just relax, get myself together, focus on studies and tests and then Sundays I usually have off. But every other day I come here,” he says.
A high school junior, Temiryaev is also working to get accepted to Columbia University.