Seoul, Korea – Eli Dershwitz of the Harvard men's fencing team won his third medal in international competition this weekend, earning bronze in the sabre category for the United States at the Grand Prix in Seoul, Korea on March 30.
Dershwitz earned bronze after defeating four opponents to advance to the quarterfinals. The junior co-captain of Harvard took down Italy's Aldo Montano 15-12, before falling 15-13 to Korea's Junghwan Kim in the semifinals. Dershwitz claimed his 10th medal in international competition in his career and lifted his FIE ranking to third in the world with his third-place finish.
At Harvard, the Sherborn, Mass. native recently clinched his second-straight NCAA Championship crown in sabre, helping the Crimson to a fifth-place finish. Earlier this season, Dershwitz also won the individual title in sabre at the Ivy League Championships where Harvard claimed a share of the Ancient Eight crown.
The Crimson finished the season with a 17-2 overall record and 5-1 mark in Ivy League action.