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Soren Thompson

HOMETOWN:
San Diego, Calif.

BIRTH YEAR:
1981

BIRTHPLACE:
San Diego, Calif.

OLYMPIC TEAMS:
2004, 2012

Event: Epee
Current Residence: New York City, N.Y.
Club: New York Athletic Club
Coach: Self and Sebastien Dos Santos
Education: Bachelor's degree in art and architecture from Princeton University

Olympic Teams: 2012, 2004
Senior World Championship Teams: 2013, 2012 (Gold - Team), 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003
Junior World Championship Teams: 2001, 2000, 1999 (Bronze - Team)
Cadet World Championship Teams: 1998

Personal: After an injury kept Thompson out of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Princeton graduate chose to focus on starting a career, but in 2011 he returned to international competition determined to qualify for his second Olympic squad and improve on his seventh place finish at the Athens Games. Within six months, Thompson earned his first Grand Prix medal in Stockholm in May 2011 and solidified his spot on the 2012 team with a gold medal win at the Pan Am Championships and a top-16 finish at the 2011 Senior Worlds. 

In 2012, Thompson made history when he won gold at the World Team Championships where the U.S. Men’s Epee Team became the first U.S. Men’s Fencing Team ever to win gold at a Senior Worlds.

Recent Competition History

2013:

  • Silver - Legnano World Cup (Team)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Seventh - Paris World Cup
  • Eighth - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • 10th - Vancouver Grand Prix
  • 10th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 19th - Doha Grand Prix
  • 20th - Berne Grand Prix
  • 34th - Buenos Aires World Cup
  • 37th - Heidenheim World Cup
  • 44th - Legnano World Cup (Individual)

2012

  • Gold - World Team Championships 
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver - December North American Cup (Division I)
  • Silver - Legnano World Cup (Team)
  • Silver - December North American Cup
  • Bronze - Tallin World Cup (Team)
  • Fourth - Buenos Aires World Cup (Team)
  • 11th - Doha Grand Prix
  • 12th - Paris World Cup 
  • 19th - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 19th - Olympic Games
  • 34th - Heidenheim World Cup
  • 38th - Tallin World Cup (Individual)
  • 38th - Legnano World Cup (Individual)

2011:

  • Gold - Pan American Games (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • Seventh - Pan American Games (Individual)
  • 15th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 16th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 31st - Legnano World Cup
  • 39th - Doha Grand Prix

2010:

  • Bronze - North American Cup A
  • 28th - Caguas World Cup 

2008:

  • 14th - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 29th - Legnano Grand Prix
  • 41st - Kuwait City Grand Prix 
  • 47th - Doha Grand Prix

2007:

  • Fifth - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 7th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 10th - Pan American Championships 
  • 10th - Sydney World Cup
  • 11th - Tallinn World Cup
  • 12th - Buenos Aires World Cup
  • 17th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 21st - Lisbon World Cup
  • 23rd - Caguas World Cup
  • 30th - Bogota World Cup

2006:

  • Ninth - Sydney World Cup
  • 15th - Vancouver World Cup
  • 19th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 26th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 27th - Kuwait City World Cup
  • 31st - Poitiers World Cup
  • 40th - Tallinn World Cup
  • 49th - Carolina Grand Prix
  • 53rd - Heidenheim Grand Prix
  • 61st - Doha Grand Prix
  • 63rd - Legnano World Cup

2005:

  • 10th - Buenos Aires World Cup
  • 14th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 19th - Tallinn World Cup
  • 51st - Doha Grand Prix
  • 54th - Bogota Grand Prix
  • 63rd - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2004:

  • Silver - Buenos Aires World Cup
  • Sixth - Olympic Games (Team)
  • Seventh - Olympic Games (Individual)
  • 15th - Berne World Cup
  • 17th - Carolina World Cup
  • 27th - Bratislava World Cup
  • 51st - Lisbon Grand Prix
  • 53rd - Vancouver Grand Prix

2003:

  • Fourth - Pan American Games (Team) 
  • Eighth - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 14th - Bratislava World Cup
  • 18th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 21st - Tunis Grand Prix
  • 25th - Paris World Cup
  • 31st - Carolina World Cup
  • 62nd - Legnano World Cup

2001:

  • Ninth - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 29th - Junior World Championships (Individual)

2000:

  • 11th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • 13th - Junior World Championships (Team)

1999:

  • Bronze - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 21st - Junior World Championships (Individual)

1998:

  • 34th - Cadet World Championships