Olympian Nzingha Prescod attends The Women’s Sports Foundation’s 39th Annual Salute To Women In Sports And The Girls They Inspire Awards Gala in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Women’s Sports Foundation)

Nzingha Prescod is a two-time Olympian, having competed for Team USA in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games as a fencer. In 2015, she became the first Black woman to win an individual medal at the world championships.

She’s also a graduate of the prestigious Ivy League, Columbia University, which boasts President Barack Obama and Lauryn Hill as alums.

But on Tuesday evening, during a Zoom session organized by USA Fencing with about 70 people, none of Prescod’s accolades seemed to matter. She was instead met with racism.

The 27-year-old decorated athlete tells theGrio that she and USA Fencing Sports Performance Manager Brandon Dyett became victims of repeated racial slurs during the call that was sanctioned by the fencing organization.