Jonathan Tiomkin

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Jonathan Tiomkin
Personal information
Born (1979-07-12) July 12, 1979 (age 37)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Sport Fencing

Jonathan Tiomkin (known as "Jon"; born July 12, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American foil fencer.

Fencing career[edit]

High School[edit]

Tiomkin began fencing when he was a freshman at Hewlett High School. He defeated the team captain on the first day of practice.[1]

NCAA Championships[edit]

Fencing for St. John's University, Tiomkin won the bronze medal in foil at the 1999 NCAA Championships,[2] and was a 1st-team All-American.[3] In 2001 he came in 6th.[4] He won the silver medal in 2002.[5]

National competitions[edit]

Tiomkin won that national title in foil in 1999 and 2003, and placed second in 2004.[1]

Pan American Games[edit]

At the 2003 Pan American Games, he won a gold medal in the team foil event and silver in individual foil.[1]

World Championships[edit]

His individual result at the world championships was 64th in 2001 and 2003, 52nd in 2002,[6] and 45th in 2006. His best team result was 9th in 2003.[1]

World Cup[edit]

Tiomkin won the bronze medal in the 2005 Shanghai World Cup.[7]


At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Tiomkin advanced to the round of 32, where he was defeated 3–15 by the number 1 seed, Andrea Cassarà of Italy.[1][8] In the team foil event, the US team reached the semifinals, and finished in 4th place.[1][9]

Maccabiah Games[edit]

Tiomkin, who is Jewish, fenced in the 16th Maccabiah Games in 2001, winning team silver medals in épée and foil.[10]


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