Anne-Elizabeth Stone

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Anne-Elizabeth Stone
Anne-Elizabeth Stone podium 2013 Fencing WCH SFS-EQ t215609.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anne-Elizabeth Leigh Stone
Born (1990-12-31) 31 December 1990 (age 26)
Chicago, Illinois
Weapon(s) Sabre
Hand right-handed
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
National coach(es) Ed Korfanty
Club Princeton University
FIE Ranking current ranking

Anne-Elizabeth Stone, commonly known as Eliza Stone, (born 31 December 1990) is an American sabre fencer, team gold medal in the 2014 World Championships.

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Stone obtained in 2013 a BA in political science from Princeton University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Hersh (3 May 2013). "Saber-rattling fits the family Stone". The Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ US Fencing (ed.). "Eliza Stone wins first Individual medal at Dakar senior World Cup". 
  3. ^ Philip Hersh (21 July 2014). "Chicago fencer Stone wins world team gold". The Chicago Tribune. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at the US Fencing Federation