Tim Morehouse, lost his bid for the gold medal in the men's individual sabre event on Sunday, July 29.
Morehouse defeated Veniamin Reshetnikov, of Russia, 15-6 in the round of 32 match and then beat Dmitri Lapkes, of Belarus, 15-13 in a round of 16 match, according to the NBC Olympics results website. Morehouse, however, lost to Diego Occhiuzzi, of Italy, 15-9 in the top eight round.
"Thank you everyone! Top8 at the Olympics. Your support meant a lot," Morehouse tweeted during the competition.
Morehouse comepetes again on Aug. 3 in the team sabre event.