Stone at the 2013 World Fencing Championships
|Full name||Anne-Elizabeth Leigh Stone|
31 December 1990 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)|
|National coach(es)||Ed Korfanty|
|FIE Ranking||current ranking|
Stone was born in 1990, the eldest of three children. She first took ballet lessons. She switched to fencing at the age of ten after her father saw a flier for a fencing club at a pizza parlor and thought it would be a good sport for his children. All three ended up fencing for Princeton.
Stone joined the US national team in the 2012–13 season, during which she took the silver medal in the Pan American Championships after being defeated in the final by twice Olympic champion Mariel Zagunis. In the 2013 World Championships at Budapest, she was stopped in the second round by Matylda Ostojska of Poland. In the team event, the United States defeated Belarus and Azerbaijan before being stopped in the semi-finals by Russia. They topped Italy in the small final to earn the bronze medal.
The next season, Stone climbed in Dakar her first World Cup podium. A second bronze followed in the Moscow Grand Prix. In the 2014 World Championships at Kazan, Stone was stopped in the third round by Poland's Aleksandra Socha. In the team event, the United States prevailed over Kazakhstan, China, then Ukraine and met France in the final. They won 45-39 to take the gold medal.
- Philip Hersh (3 May 2013). "Saber-rattling fits the family Stone". The Chicago Tribune.
- US Fencing (ed.). "Eliza Stone wins first Individual medal at Dakar senior World Cup".
- Philip Hersh (21 July 2014). "Chicago fencer Stone wins world team gold". The Chicago Tribune.
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