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Katharine
HOLMES
Fie ranking
24
USA
Age
24
15.07.1993
Weapon
  • Epée
Handness
Right

Latest competitions

Date Type of competition City (Country) Place
20 July 2017 World Championship
Leipzig (GERMANY)
60
13 June 2017 Zone Championships
Montreal (CANADA)
3
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Last opponent
Katharine
HOLMES
Laura
SZABO
vs
0
0% wins
Rank
24
USA
1
100% wins
Rank
250
HUN

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
23.09.2017 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
Belgrade (SERBIA)
08.10.2017 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
Genève (SWITZERLAND)
16.10.2017 Championnats du monde vétérans 50-59 World Championship
Maribor (SLOVENIA)
16.10.2017 Championnats du monde Vétérans 70+ World Championship
Maribor (SLOVENIA)

Medal score (Individual only)

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Senior

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
23.09.2017 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
Belgrade (SERBIA)
08.10.2017 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
Genève (SWITZERLAND)
16.10.2017 Championnats du monde vétérans 50-59 World Championship
Maribor (SLOVENIA)

Results

Date Type of competition City (Country) Place
2017-08-20 Non official
Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI)
37
2017-07-20 World Championship
Leipzig (GERMANY)
60
2017-06-13 Zone Championships
Montreal (CANADA)
3
2017-05-26 Grand Prix
Bogota (COLOMBIA)
12
2017-01-20 World Cup
Barcelone (SPAIN)
22
2016-12-09 Grand Prix
Doha (QATAR)
13
2016-11-11 World Cup
Suzhou (CHINA)
20
2016-10-21 World Cup
Tallin (ESTONIA)
20
2016-08-06 Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
25
2016-06-21 Zone Championships
Panama (PANAMA)
3
2016-05-20 World Cup
Legnano (ITALY)
42
2016-04-22 Grand Prix
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
35
2016-03-18 Grand Prix
Budapest (HUNGARY)
14
2016-02-12 World Cup
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
93
2016-01-22 World Cup
Barcelone (SPAIN)
70
2015-12-05 Grand Prix
Doha (QATAR)
82
2015-11-13 World Cup
Nanjing (CHINA)
14
2015-10-23 World Cup
Legnano (ITALY)
86
2015-07-14 World Championship
Moscow (RUSSIA)
31
2015-05-23 Grand Prix
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
11
2015-05-01 World Cup
Johannesbourg (SOUTH AFRICA)
15
2015-04-17 Zone Championships
Santiago (CHILE)
3
2015-03-20 Grand Prix
Budapest (HUNGARY)
48
2015-02-13 World Cup
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
24
2015-01-23 World Cup
Barcelone (SPAIN)
14
2014-11-14 World Cup
Xuzhou (CHINA)
10
2014-10-24 World Cup
Legnano (ITALY)
73
2014-07-17 World Championship
Kazan (RUSSIA)
28
2014-06-01 Zone Championships
San José (USA)
2
2014-05-22 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
42
2014-05-16 World Cup
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
41
2014-04-26 Grand Prix
Xuzhou (CHINA)
22
2014-02-28 World Cup
St-Maur (FRANCE)
62
2014-02-01 Grand Prix
Budapest (HUNGARY)
47
2014-01-17 World Cup
Doha (QATAR)
48
2013-08-05 World Championship
Budapest (HUNGARY)
27
2013-06-18 Zone Championships
Cartagena (COLOMBIA)
2
2013-05-17 World Cup
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
30
2013-04-10 World Championship
Porec (CROATIA)
5
2013-02-03 World Cup
Göteborg (SWEDEN)
26
2013-01-06 World Cup
Dijon (FRANCE)
10
2012-12-15 World Cup
Laupheim (GERMANY)
3
2012-11-18 World Cup
Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
8
2012-04-05 World Championship
Moscow (RUSSIA)
9
2012-02-05 World Cup
Göteborg (SWEDEN)
14
2012-01-08 World Cup
Dijon (FRANCE)
1
2011-12-17 World Cup
Laupheim (GERMANY)
5
2011-11-20 World Cup
Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
11
2011-05-06 World Cup
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
117
2011-04-03 World Championship
Mer Morte (JORDAN)
28
2011-02-06 World Cup
Göteborg (SWEDEN)
9
2011-01-23 World Cup
Mödling (AUSTRIA)
10
2011-01-09 World Cup
Dijon (FRANCE)
9
2010-12-04 World Cup
Burgos (SPAIN)
10
2010-04-05 World Championship
Baku (AZERBAIJAN)
23
2010-02-07 World Cup
Mödling (AUSTRIA)
22
2010-01-31 World Cup
Göteborg (SWEDEN)
56
2009-11-28 World Cup
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY)
10
2009-10-25 World Cup
Montreal (CANADA)
13
2009-02-01 World Cup
Göteborg (SWEDEN)
24
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Ranking

Season Ranking Points
Senior
2017/2018 24 71.0
2016/2017 24 + 3 71.0
2015/2016 27 − 3 68.5
2014/2015 24 + 4 80.0
2013/2014 28 + 4 65.0
2012/2013 32 + 475 53.0
2010/2011 507 0.0
Junior
2012/2013 9 + 2 81.0
2011/2012 11 + 18 82.0
2010/2011 29 + 21 42.0
2009/2010 50 + 164 34.0
2008/2009 214 4.0
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Information

Further Personal Information

Residence Princeton, NJ, USA
Occupation Researcher
Languages English, Latin
Higher education Neurological Science, Psychology - Princeton University: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age nine, when her parents enrolled her in lessons at the Chevy Chase Fencing Club in Washington, DC, United States of America.
Why this sport? "I loved reading books about medieval times and I wanted to be a knight. I started fencing, I was quite terrible at it, but I loved it. I liked being alone out there on the strip, it was very appealing."
Club / Team Princeton Tigers: United States
Name of coach Andrey Geva [national]
Training Regime She trains for up to eight hours a day, six days a week.
Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Kat (Facebook profile, 23 Jun 2017)
Hobbies Singing, playing guitar, swimming. (usfencing.org, 12 Jun 2017)
Injuries She had an emergency appendectomy in May 2017. (Facebook page, 29 May 2017)

She injured her knee as a freshman at university. The following year she sustained an injury to her ankle. (washingtonpost.com, 23 Dec 2015)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (washingtonpost.com, 23 Dec 2015)
Other information OCCUPATION
She works as a research assistant at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, NJ, United States of America. (Instagram profile, 25 Jun 2017; Facebook profile, 23 Jun 2017)

SPORTING RESEARCH
In early 2015 she and coach Zoltan Dudas began analysing video footage of 70% of all female epee fencers they expected to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. They were looking for particular movements and actions used by each athlete. The results were then logged into a spreadsheet so that Holmes and Dudas could search for trends - two steps before lunging for example - that might give her an advantage during competition. She was eventually ranked 25th in individual epee at the Games. "It's kind of like a war plan. I will literally visualise myself fencing them, visualise what actions I'll take when they do this or that. Our goal is not just to be at the Olympics but try to do the best possible," Holmes said in 2015. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Jun 2017; washingtonpost.com, 23 Dec 2015)

BREAK FROM UNIVERSITY
In 2014 she decided to take a two-year break from her studies at Princeton University in the United States of America in order to focus on preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games. She returned after the Games and graduated in 2017. (Facebook page, 06 Jun 2017; washingtonpost.com, 23 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours She was presented with All-American honours in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017. (usfencing.org, 12 Jun 2017)
Last opponent
Katharine
HOLMES
Laura
SZABO
vs
0
0% wins
Rank
24
USA
1
100% wins
Rank
250
HUN
History
  • 2017 Summer Universiade (Taipei) 2017-08-20 - NF - S - E
    HOLMES Katharine SZABO Laura
    1 4

OPPONENTS (FROM 2006)

Name Nationality Victories - Defeats
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