HOLMES Katharine


Personal Information

Residence Princeton, NJ, USA

Occupation Coach, Researcher

Languages English, Latin

Higher education Neurological Science, Psychology - Princeton University: United States

Zone Championships-235
Cartagena (COLOMBIA), 2013-06-18Santiago (CHILE), 2015-04-17
San José (COSTA RICA), 2014-06-01Panama (PANAMA), 2016-06-21
Montreal (CANADA), 2017-06-13

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 New York Athletic Club: United States

Name of coach Andrey Geva [national]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Kat (Facebook profile, 28 Nov 2018)

Hobbies Singing, playing guitar, swimming. (usfencing.org, 12 Jun 2017)

Memorable sporting achievement Helping Princeton University win the Ivy League championship in 2017. She won the decisive bout after Princeton and opponents Columbia University were tied going into the final match. (usafencing.org, 23 Mar 2017)

Injuries She had an emergency appendectomy in May 2017. (Facebook page, 29 May 2017)

She injured her knee in her first year at Princeton University in 2011/12. The following season she sustained an injury to her ankle. (washingtonpost.com, 23 Dec 2015)

Awards and honours At the 2018 International Fencing Federation [FIE] Congress she received the FIE's Fair Play Award. (fie.org, 08 Dec 2018)

During her collegiate career at Princeton University in the United States of America, she received All-American honours on four occasions. (goprincetontigers.com, 01 Aug 2017)

Other information OCCUPATION
She works as a research assistant at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, NJ, United States of America. (Instagram profile, 13 Jun 2019; Facebook profile, 03 May 2019)

In 2018/19 she was a volunteer assistant coach for the men's fencing team at Princeton University. (goprincetontigers.com, 04 Oct 2018)


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