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GORDON Shaul

sabre
Rank22
Pts75.00
Age25
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Montreal, QC, CAN

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages English, French

Higher education Law - McGill University: Montreal, QC, CAN

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Zone Championships-1-1
La Havane (CUBA), 2018-06-17
1--1
Reykjavik (ICELAND), 2018-10-07

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven in Italy. He moved to Canada at age 10.

Why this sport? He tried judo, basketball and swimming before he began fencing. He decided to take up the sport after watching a Zorro cartoon. "I watched it every night. When I found out you could do that as a sport, I wanted to try it out."

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Ice Daddy, Adachi (olympic.ca, 11 Jun 2015; fencing.net, 23 Mar 2016)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Good, better, best. Never let them rest. Until your good is better, and your better best." (olympic.ca, 11 Jun 2015)

Awards and honours While studying at Penn State University in 2012/13 he received All-American honours after a second-place finish at the NCAA championships. He received First Team All-American honours for the 2013/14 season after transferring to the University of Pennsylvania. (pennathletics.com, 22 Apr 2017)

Famous relatives His younger sister Tamar has represented Canada in fencing at junior level. (usfencingresults.org, 17 Mar 2019)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (vancourier.com, 19 Jun 2018)

Other information BREAK
He took a break from the sport in 2015 to concentrate on his studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, United States of America. "I felt I wasn't in the position to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro so decided to focus on that [studies] and prepare my application for law school at McGill University. But I still have my eyes set on Tokyo 2020." (vancourier.com, 19 Jun 2018; richmond-news.com, 31 Aug 2017; pennathletics.com, 22 Apr 2015; University of Pennsylvania Facebook page, 09 Mar 2016)

OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America, where he transferred from Pennsylvania State University following his freshman year. (richmond-news.com, 31 Aug 2017)

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