Fencer Tim Morehouse, 33, who is competing in the Olympics for the third time after having won a silver medal in the sabre event in the 2008 Beijing games, is passionate about his sport, as both his fans and his students in New York City know.

"I grew up in Washington Heights, and I had no idea what fencing was, and I feel very blessed that I was able to get exposed to sport when I was 13 years old," Morehouse told Uinterview in our exclusive interview with him.

Now, Morehouse is paying that fortune forward to others. "When I graduated college," he told us, "I actually came back to Washington Heights and taught for three years while I was training for the Athens games, and I continued working in schools in the East Bronx before the Beijing games. I thought, I really want to combine my passion for education and working with kids with a sport that I love and the opportunities and discipline that sport brings."

More than that, Morehouse puts his money where his sabre is. "I've just started this foundation, Fencing in the Schools, to try to bring the sport to places that typically haven't had it," Morehouse said. "I think there's a lot more awareness about the sport now, and now I think it's about creating the opportunities for kids to try it out and hopefully find a passion with it."

Check out our complete exclusive interview with Tim Morehouse here:

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