Name: Katharine Holmes
Sport: Fencing
Discipline(s): Epee Fencing
Event(s): Individual, Team
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
DOB: 7/15/1993
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: National Cathedral School (Washington, D.C.) '11
College: Princeton University '17, Neuroscience
Team/Club: New York Athletic Club
Coach(es): Andrey Geva
Olympic Experience
  • Two - time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 24th (individual), 5th (team)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 5th (team), 25th (individual)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 5th (team), 25th (individual)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2018 (team)
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2010 Youth Olympic Games, bronze (mixed team); 4th (individual)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (individual, team)
Personal: Daughter of Lorrie Marcil and Christopher Holmes...Began fencing at age 9 after reading books about the middle ages and knights in shining armor...Hobbies include singing, swimming and playing guitar...2008 finalist for Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year....Works as a research assistant at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute where she studies concussions.