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Eli Dershwitz

New York, N.Y.

Sept. 23, 1995

Boston, Mass.


Event: Saber
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birthplace: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Education: Bachelor's degree in history from Harvard (2019), graduate of Dover Sherborn High School (2014)
Club: Tim Morehouse Fencing Club
College: Harvard University
Most don't know that... I started fencing because of my brother and I have a twin sister who doesn't fence

Olympic Teams2020, 2016

Senior World Championship Teams: 2023 (Gold — Individual, Bronze — Team), 2022, 2019, 2018 (Silver — Individual), 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Personal: Eli followed older brother Philip into fencing and took to the sport immediately. Eli, who says he is motivated by his coach and family, was the youngest member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team, earning a position on Team USA at just 19 years old and going on to make history as the first U.S. men's saber fencer to earn the 2017-18 Overall World Cup title after his silver medal finish at the Senior Worlds that season. 

In 2023, Eli became the first American man to win a world championship in Men's Saber, taking the crown in Milan against a strong field of the world's best.