Photographer Sam Jones

Vanity Fair

DARYL HOMER, FENCING

AGE: 25.
HOMETOWN: Bronx, New York.
PREVIOUS OLYMPICS: 2012.
PRE-COMPETITION RITUAL: “Long showers.”
FAVORITE FAN: “My mom.”
FAVORITE TRAINING-DIET CHEAT FOOD: “Fruit snacks.”
TOUGHEST LOSS: “Last Olympics loss.”
MOST THRILLING WIN: “Semi-final, 2015 World Championships.”