World Silver Medalists, USA Men’s Épée Team, Dubai, UAE!webmaster
Olympia Alumn, Gabriel Feinberg, takes the Silver with the USA Junior Men’s Épée Team!!
The Fencing World Championships take place every year during the month of April, to crown the world champions in each of the three weapons: epee, foil, and saber.
For those new to fencing, here are the short version guidelines on how athletes qualify for these world championships:
- For Cadet World Championships (under 17), the national top three ranked fencers on the Cadet team points standings (for each weapon) at the end of the season are selected for the team and will compete individually at the tournament.
- For Junior World Championships (under 20), the top four ranked fencers on the Junior team point standings (for each weapon) at the end of the season are selected for the team and will compete individually at the tournament.
Read here for more detailed information regarding qualifications for the world championships.
This year, we’re proud to send, one more time, another one of our students to this prestigious event: after Emily Vermeule became the world Silver medalist in Verona, Italy, in 2018, Olympia Alumn, Gabriel Feinberg, has earned a well-deserved spot in the Junior’s Men’s Epee USA Team, 2022!
Gabriel is a freshman at Ohio State University, and he is currently ranked 2nd in Junior Men’s Épée in the USA, and 63rd in the world, in the same category (5th best international ranking among USA fencers).
He started fencing at six years old and is training with Coach Daniel for the past twelve years.
Here are some of Gabriel’s best results:
- NCAA 2022 Men’s Épée Champion.
- 9th Place Star Cup Junior Men’s Épée World Cup, Belgrade, Serbia, February 2022
- Gold Medal, Division I Men’s Épée, April NAC 2021
- Bronze Medal, Junior Men’s Épée, May NAC 2021
- Gold Medal, Junior Men’s Épée, June NAC 2021
- Bronze Medal, Junior Men’s Épée, Summer Nationals 2021
- 9th place and 11th place finish at Junior Men’s World Cups in fall 2021
- Gold Medal, Junior Men’s Épée, December NAC 2021
- 8th Place, Division I Men’s Épée, December NAC 2021
- 8th Place, Grenoble Men’s Cadet European Cup, 2019
- 9th Place Team, Grenoble Men’s Cadet European Cup, 2019
- 8th Place Team, European Cadet Circuit, Budapest, Hungary, 2019
- Y14 Men’s Épée Silver Medalist, November NAC 2017
Gabriel is among the 37 fencers from 13 states that represented Team USA at the 2022 Junior & Cadet Fencing World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The competition started on April 2nd and concluded on April 10th, with an amazing medal count of six Gold, three Silver, and six Bronze, a total of FIFTEEN medals, placing the USA Team in the first place!!
Italy came in second with eight medals, followed by France, with six, Japan, with five, Germany and Hungary, with four medals each.
Only Team USA (six) and Italy (two) brought home multiple gold medals from the tournament.
In the Junior Men’s Épée event, Gabriel lost for the top 32 by two touches and finished with a 58th place result.
Justin Haddad and Skyler Liverant earned the best results for the USA fencers, with 19th and, respectively, 20th place, among 207 best epeeists in the world.
In the teams’ event, USA Junior Men’s Épée Team, formed by Gabriel Feinberg, Justin Haddad, Skyler Liverant, and Henry Lawson, earned a Silver medal among 42 world teams! They have been defeated by Egypt, with a 45-40 final score.
The Junior Women’s Épée earned also a Bronze medal in the Teams event.
Here are the final results of the USA fencers, as shown on the USA Fencing Association website
Team USA Épée Results
Junior Women’s Épée
Hadley Husisian: Gold Medal and World Champion
Ketki Ketkar: Bronze Medal
Faith Park (DC Fencers Club): 31st
Sarah Gu (Medeo Fencing Club): 53
Junior Men’s Épée,
Justin Haddad (DC Fencers Club/Columbia University): 19th
Skyler Liverant (New York Fencing Academy): 20th
Henry Lawson (Fencers Club): 48th
Gabriel Feinberg (Olympia Fencing Center/The Ohio State University): 58th
Cadet Women’s Épée
Sarah Gu (Medeo Fencing Club): 6th
Yasmine Khamis (Alliance Fencing Academy): 10th
Kyle Fallon (Fencing Academy of Westchester): 42nd
Cadet Men’s Épée
Samuel Imrek: Gold Medal and World Champion
Alexander Liu (Alliance Fencing Academy): 5th
Kent Iyoki (Northwest Fencing Center): 74th
Team USA Men: Silver Medal
Team USA Women: Bronze Medal