Name: Daryl Homer
Sport: Fencing
Discipline(s): Saber Fencing
Event(s): Individual
Height: 5-8
Weight: 165
DOB: 7/16/1990
Birthplace: St. Thomas, VI
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: Salesian High School (New Rochelle, N.Y.) '08
College: St. John's University '13, Advertising
Team/Club: Manhattan Fencing Center
Coach(es): Yury Gelman
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, silver (individual)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 6th (individual); 8th (team)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – 8th (team)
  • Years of participation: 2009-11, 2013-16
  • Medals: 1 (silver)
  • Silver – 2015 (individual)
  • First U.S. men’s fencer to medal in saber at the senior world championships (2015)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (team)
Personal: Son of Juliette Smith and Daryl Homer...Has one sister, D'Meca...Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and moved to New York with his mother and sister at age 5...Began fencing at age 11 after reading about it in the dictionary...Within fencing, his greatest influence has been Keeth Smart, the first American men’s saber fencer to earn a No. 1 world ranking, and also a former coach and mentor of his...Serves as s a brand ambassador for a charity called Fencing in the Schools with the goal of introducing fencing to children all over America...Interests include reading, photography, singing, dancing, watching movies and listening to music...Four-time NCAA All-American (2009-13)...If he wasn’t an athlete, would like to pursue a career in marketing.