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Soren Thompson

Fencing

  • 2012
  • 2004
Event: Epee
Current Residence: New York City, N.Y.
Club: New York Athletic Club
Coach: Self and Sebastien Dos Santos
Education
: Bachelor's degree in art and architecture from Princeton University
 
Olympic Teams: 2012, 2004
Senior World Championship Teams: 2012 (Gold - Team), 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003
Junior World Championship Teams: 2001, 2000, 1999 (Bronze - Team)
Cadet World Championship Teams: 1998
 
Personal: After an injury kept Thompson out of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Princeton graduate chose to focus on starting a career, but in 2011 he returned to international competition determined to qualify for his second Olympic squad and improve on his seventh place finish at the Athens Games. Within six months, Thompson earned his first Grand Prix medal in Stockholm in May 2011 and solidified his spot on the 2012 team with a gold medal win at the Pan Am Championships and a top-16 finish at the 2011 Senior Worlds. 

In April, Thompson made history when he won gold at the World Team Championships where the U.S. Men’s Epee Team became the first U.S. Men’s Fencing Team ever to win gold at a Senior Worlds.
 
Recent Competition History

2012

  • Gold - World Team Championships 
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver - Legnano World Cup (Team)
  • Bronze - Tallin World Cup (Team)
  • Fourth - Buenos Aires World Cup (Team)
  • 11th - Doha Grand Prix
  • 12th - Paris World Cup 
  • 19th - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 34th - Heidenheim World Cup
  • 38th - Tallin World Cup (Individual)
  • 38th - Legnano World Cup (Individual)
2011:
 
  • Gold - Pan American Games (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • Seventh - Pan American Games (Individual)
  • 15th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 16th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 31st - Legnano World Cup
  • 39th - Doha Grand Prix

2010:

  • Bronze - North American Cup A
  • 28th - Caguas World Cup

2008:

  • 14th - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 29th - Legnano Grand Prix
  • 41st - Kuwait Grand Prix 
  • 47th - Doha Grand Prix

2007:

  • Fifth - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 10th - Pan American Championships 
  • 10th - Sydney World Cup
  • 11th - Tallin World Cup
  • 12th - Buenos Aires World Cup
  • 17th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  •  21st - Lisbon World Cup
  • 23rd - Caguas World Cup
  • 30th - Bogota World Cup
  • 7th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2006:

  • 19th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 26th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2005:

  • 14th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 63rd - Senior World Championships (Team)

2004:

  • Sixth - Olympic Games (Team)
  • Seventh - Olympic Games (Individual)

2003:

  • Fourth - Pan American Games (Team) 
  • Eighth - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 18th - Senior World Championships (Team)

2001:

  • Ninth - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 29th - Junior World Championships (Individual)

2000:

  • 11th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • 13th - Junior World Championships (Team)

1999:

  • Bronze - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 21st - Junior World Championships (Individual)

1998:

  • 34th - Cadet World Championships

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