Tomer Or

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Tomer Or
Tomer Or 2013 Fencing WCH FMS-EQ t095109.jpg
Personal information
Born (1978-09-26) 26 September 1978 (age 36)
Weapon(s) Foil
Hand right-handed
Height 1.77 metres (5.8 ft)
Weight 79 kilograms (174 lb)
Club CE Melun Val de Seine
FIE Ranking current ranking

Tomer Or (Hebrew: תומר אור‎; born September 26, 1978) is an Israeli foil fencer.[1]

Early life and coaching career[edit]

Or is Jewish and was born in Haifa, Israel.[2][3]

Or received his coaching diploma from Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport in Netanya, Israel, in 2005.[4] He earned an LL.B. in Law and Business from the Interdisciplinary Center, in Herzliya.[4][5] He started his coaching career 2005 at the Haifa Fencing Club in Israel.[4] Since 2012 he is assistant coach at St John's University in New York.[6]

Fencing career[edit]

Or won the gold medal at the 1998 Junior World Championship in Valencia, Venezuela, and the silver medal in 1994 in Mexico City, Mexico.[4]

He is a 10-time Israel Senior National Champion.[4] He won gold medals in Senior World Cups in Budapest (2002), Copenhagen (2005), Vancouver (2006), and Havana (2007).[4]

He fenced on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and came in 17th.[1][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]


  1. ^ a b "Fencing – Tomer Or (Israel): season totals". Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tomer Or Biography and Olympic Results". August 13, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Tomer Or". Manhattan Fencing Center. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tomer Or". September 26, 1978. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tomer Or". 
  7. ^ "Israel at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ Hipsh, Rami (October 13, 2011). "Fencing / Iran keeps up Israel boycott, forfeits again". Haaretz. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ [1]

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