Gelman, Yury


Maestro Yury Gelman is the three-time Olympic Coach for the United States (Sydney, Athens and Beijing), National Men’s Sabre Coach, Head Fencing Coach for 2001 NCAA Champion St. John’s University and founder of the Manhattan Fencing Center.  He received a Masters degree in both Physical Education and fencing from Kiev Institute of Physical Education.
 
His students won gold, silver and bronze at Cadet and Junior World Championships and countless medals in junior and senior World Cups, including individual and team Grand Prizes. He prepared members of Cadet, Junior, and Senior National teams every year since 1995.

Yury’s students, Ivan Lee and Tim Hagamen, were the first to bring a gold medal to the United States in the 2001 Junior World Championships. In 1998 another student, Akhi Spencer-El, was the first US fencer to place first in junior FIE point standings and in 2003 his student, Keeth Smart, was the first US fencer to place first in the senior FIE point standings. Keeth is still the only American who won the individual Grand Prize in Madrid 2003.

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, and most recently the Silver Medal at the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games (Keeth Smart, Tim Morehouse, James Williams, Jason Rogers).

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, and most recently the Silver Medal at the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games (Keeth Smart, Tim Morehouse, James Williams, Jason Rogers).

Over the past fifteen years, Yury has prepared 22 students for the United States National Teams. Yury Gelman, Photo by Heil

Upon receiving a Masters degree in both Physical Education and Fencing from the Kiev Institute of Physical Education, Yury worked with the Ukrainian National Saber Team. All four members of the 2002 Men's Saber World Team were his students. He was a 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens) U.S. Olympic Coach, and has been the Head Coach at St Johns University (2001 NCAA Champions) since 1996. Three of the four members of the 2004 U.S. Men's Sabre Olympic Team (Athens) were his students. One member of the U.S. Women's National Sabre Team, which won the Silver Medal at the 2004 World Championships, was Yury's student. His students won gold, silver and bronze at Cadet and Junior World Championships and many medals in junior and senior World Cups include winning in individual and team Grand Prize. He prepared members of Cadet, Junior and Senior National team every year since 1995. Yury has been a fencing coach for 28 years and has been with the Fencers Club in New York for the past 14.

Photo by Heil

 

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