Yury Gelman

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Maestro Yury Gelman, 4 times USA Olympic Coach

Yury Gelman (born October 13, 1955) is the five-time Olympic Fencing Coach for the United States (Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio 2016), National Men's Sabre Coach, and Head Fencing Coach for 2001 NCAA Champion St. John's University.

Yury Gelman is a founder of the Manhattan Fencing Center[1] in New York City and over the past fifteen years, Yury has prepared 22 students for the United States National Teams.

The US National Team, under Yury's leadership, won the 2001 Gdansk Junior World Championships, the 2004 team Grand Prize, 4th Place at 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, 5th place at the 2005 Leipzicg Senior World Championship, the Silver Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games[2] (Keeth Smart, Tim Morehouse, James Williams, Jason Rogers). In the Rio 2016 Olympic games, Daryl Homer wins historic silver medal in men's sabre fencing.[3] He became the first U.S. men's silver medalist since William Grebe in 1904,and U.S. Women's Sabre Team wins BRONZE Medal!Dagmara Wozniak and Monica Aksamit winning Bronze Medal in Women's Sabre Team Competition coached by Yury.

In the 2001 Junior World Championships, Yury's students, Ivan Lee and Tim Hagamen, were the first to bring a gold medal to the United States.

Maestro Yury Gelman was inducted into US Fencing Hall of Fame[4] on July 10 at the 2010 Summer National Championships in Atlanta.


  1. ^ "Manhattan Fencing Center". Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  2. ^ "The Official Website of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games". Archived from the original on August 15, 2008. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  3. ^ "American Daryl Homer wins historic silver in men's sabre fencing". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  4. ^ "United States Fencing Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2011-05-22.

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