Krevolin & Horst attorney Sada Bâby is among the newest members to be inducted into the Jewish Sports Heritage Association, recognizing her international achievements in fencing. The national organization is dedicated to honoring Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters, and executives.
Sada fenced as an undergraduate at Yale, and in June 2003, she triumphed in two World Cup competitions to become the first U.S. woman to ever rank No. 1 in the world. She also competed in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympic Games, earning three medals.
Sada continues to be involved in the sport today. She currently serves as Squad Manager of the United States Women’s Saber National Team and will be attending the 2022 Junior and Cadet World Championships as Team Captain. In addition to her induction into the Jewish Sports Heritage Association, she has also been inducted into the International Fencing Federation and USA Fencing Halls of Fame.
“Being inducted into the Jewish Sports Heritage Association reminds me how fortunate I am to live in a place and time where I can pursue my goals without restriction,” she said. “My coach, Arkady Burdan, faced extraordinary discrimination as a Jew in the Soviet Union, and immigrated to the United States for a better life. His pursuit of the American dream is what enabled me, in turn, to excel in my sport. This is what I reflect on when I consider what it means to be a Jewish athlete.”
The Jewish Sports Heritage Association is hosting an induction ceremony on May 1 to recognize Sada and nine other athletes for their accomplishments.