Tomer Or

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Tomer Or
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Personal information
Born (1978-09-26) 26 September 1978 (age 42)
Haifa
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Sport
Sport Fencing
Weapon Foil
Handright-handed
Years on national teamFlag of Israel.svg  Israel
National coachudi carmi, [1]
Club Hapoel Haifa; [1] CE Melun Val de Seine
FIE  ranking current ranking

Tomer Or (Hebrew : תומר אור; born September 26, 1978) is an Israeli foil fencer. [2]

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Early life

Or is Jewish, and was born in Haifa, Israel. [3] [4] He earned an LL.B. in Law and Business from the Interdisciplinary Center, in Herzliya, Israel. [5] [6]

Fencing career

Or began fencing at the age of eight, fenced at Hapoel Haifa, in Haifa, Israel, and was coached by Ohad Balva and Haim Hatuel. [1]

Or won the gold medal at the 1998 Junior World Championship in Valencia, Venezuela, and the silver medal in 1994 in Mexico City, Mexico. [5]

He is a 10-time Israel Senior National Champion. [5] He won gold medals in Senior World Cups in Budapest (2002), Copenhagen (2005), Vancouver (2006), and Havana (2007). [5]

He fenced on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and came in 17th. [2] [7]

At the 2009 World Fencing Championships, he advanced to the third round when his scheduled opponent, Mohammed Hussein Ibrahimi, failed to show up, part of a pattern of Iranians not showing up to face Israelis at the competition. [8]

In 2009, he won the gold medal at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in men's foil. [9]

He came in fifth at the 2014 European Fencing Championships in Strasbourg, France. [1]

Coaching career

Or received his coaching diploma from Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport in Netanya, Israel, in 2005. [5] He started his coaching career 2005 at the Haifa Fencing Club in Israel. [5] From 2010 he was assistant coach at St John's University in New York City, before he returned to Israel. [10] [1]

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