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MEINHARDT Gerek

foil
Rank6
Pts138.00
Age28
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Lexington, KY, USA

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, French

Higher education Business Administration - Notre Dame University: United States

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-167
Paris (FRANCE), 2019-01-11Estado Guarico (VENEZUELA), 2008-06-13
La Coruña (SPAIN), 2013-02-22
Paris (FRANCE), 2014-01-17
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2015-11-06
Paris (FRANCE), 2016-01-15
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2017-11-10
World Championship--22
Paris (FRANCE), 2010-11-04
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-07-15
Zone Championships32510
Montreal (CANADA), 2007-08-27Queretaro (MEXICO), 2008-07-08Reno - Nevada (USA), 2011-07-04
Cartagena (COLOMBIA), 2013-06-17San Salvador (EL SALVADOR), 2009-07-02Cancun (MEXICO), 2012-06-16
San José (COSTA RICA), 2014-06-01Santiago (CHILE), 2015-04-17
Montreal (CANADA), 2017-06-13
La Havane (CUBA), 2018-06-16
Grand Prix1214
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2014-05-03Venise (ITALY), 2013-03-16Turin (ITALY), 2019-02-08
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2013-05-04

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He was introduced to fencing at age nine and entered his first national competition at age 10. His first club was the M Team in San Francisco, CA, United States of America.

Why this sport? He got involved with the sport because he initially took piano lessons from coach Greg Massialas' wife. When Massialas set up his own club, Meinhardt's parents signed him up.

Club / Team Massialas Foundation: San Francisco, CA, USA

Name of coach Greg Massialas [club, national], USA

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Playing basketball, listening to music, reading, travelling, spending time with family. (Facebook page, 18 Jan 2016)

Hero / Idol His sister Katie. (teamusa.org, 19 Jul 2011)

Injuries He had surgery on the meniscus in his right knee in January 2011. He was unable to compete for five months. (fencing.net, 10 May 2012)

Sporting philosophy / motto "The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours." (Twitter profile, 23 Apr 2011)

Famous relatives His sister Katie has played basketball for Boston University in the United States of America. (teamusa.org, 19 Jul 2011)

Other information MILESTONES
He became the youngest national champion in men's foil when he won the 2007 US National Championships at age 16. In January 2014 he became the first US foil fencer to reach number one in the world rankings. (Facebook page, 17 Jun 2017; teamusa.org, 19 Jul 2011)

YOUNGEST
At 18 years and 17 days old, he was the youngest male fencer from any nation to compete at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He also became the youngest US male fencer in Olympic history at the 2008 Games. (sfgate.com, 14 Aug 2008; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Jul 2018)

EDUCATION
Between 2013 and 2015 he studied for a master's in business administration at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 22 Aug 2016)

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