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Elaine Cheris

Full name: Elaine Gayle Cheris (Ingram-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: January 8, 1946 in Dothan, Alabama, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Elaine Cheris competed at the 1988 Olympics in foil, but once épée became an Olympic event for women, she switched to that weapon, and competed with it at the 1996 Olympics. In 1996, Cheris was 50-years-old, the second oldest US women fencer ever, after [Maxine Mitchell], who was 51 at the 1968 Olympics. At the Pan American Games, Cheris won a gold in team foil in 1987 and a gold in team épée in 1991. She won individual silver and team gold at the 1981 Maccabiah Games. She also competed at the World Fencing Championships five times.

Cheris graduated from Troy State University in 1970, and early in her athletic career focused on swimming and running, and only took up fencing later in life. She later coached the women’s swim team at Yale. Cheris would have been a good fit for the modern pentathlon, but it was not on the Olympic Program for women when she was younger. Cheris put that ability to good use when she opened the Cheyenne Fencing Society and Modern Pentathlon Center in Denver, which she operated and co-owned.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing Women's Foil, Team United States USA 6
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing Women's Épée, Individual United States USA 39
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing Women's Épée, Team United States USA 8

Women's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 2 1988-09-28 0 1 8 8
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 2 1988-09-28 CHN 8, USA 8 8 3
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 2 1988-09-28 Luan (CHN) 5, Cheris (USA) 1 1
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 1988-09-28 Cheris (USA) 5, Sun (CHN) 3 5
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 1988-09-28 Cheris (USA) 5, Zhu (CHN) 2 5
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 1988-09-28 Cheris (USA) 5, Li (CHN) 3 5
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 5T 1988-09-28 0 1 5 9
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 2 1988-09-28 HUN 9, USA 5 5 1
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 2 1988-09-28 Jánosi-Németh (HUN) 5, Cheris (USA) 4 4
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1 1988-09-28 Cheris (USA) 5, Stefanek (HUN) 4 5
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals NC 1988-09-28 Cheris (USA) Not contested, Szőcs (HUN) Not contested
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 2 1988-09-28 Kovács (HUN) 5, Cheris (USA) 4 4
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Classification Bouts 1T 1988-09-28 1 0 9 2
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Classification Bouts 1 1988-09-28 USA 9, KOR 2 9 1
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Classification Bouts 2 1988-09-28 Tak (KOR) 5, Cheris (USA) 2 2
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Classification Bouts 1 1988-09-28 Cheris (USA) 5, Yun (KOR) 3 5
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Classification Bouts NC 1988-09-28 Cheris (USA) Not contested, Sin (KOR) Not contested
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Final Pool Classification Bouts NC 1988-09-28 Cheris (USA) Not contested, Kim (KOR) Not contested
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1988-09-27 1 1 10 15
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1988-09-27 FRG 9, USA 1 1 0
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1988-09-27 Fichtel-Mauritz (FRG) 5, Cheris (USA) 3 3
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One NC 1988-09-27 Cheris (USA) Not contested, Klug (FRG) Not contested
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One NC 1988-09-27 Cheris (USA) Not contested, Weber (FRG) Not contested
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1988-09-27 Bau (FRG) 5, Cheris (USA) 3 3
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1988-09-27 USA 9, GBR 6 9 2
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1988-09-27 Martin (GBR) 5, Cheris (USA) 3 3
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1988-09-27 Cheris (USA) 5, Strachan (GBR) 3 5
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1988-09-27 Cheris (USA) 5, McIntosh (GBR) 1 5
1988 Summer 42 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1988-09-27 Thurley (GBR) 5, Cheris (USA) 2 2

Women's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TD
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Bout #18 2 1996-07-21 Chiesa (ITA) 15, Cheris (USA) 13 13

Women's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TTD ITD
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 7/8 2 1996-07-24 GER 45, USA 37 37 7
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 7/8 2 1996-07-24 Bokel (GER) 5, Cheris (USA) 1 1
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 7/8 2 1996-07-24 Ittner (GER) 5, Cheris (USA) 4 4
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 7/8 2 1996-07-24 Nass (GER) 5, Cheris (USA) 2 2
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Classification Round Placement 5-8, Bout #1 2 1996-07-24 EST 45, USA 38 38 14
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Classification Round Placement 5-8, Bout #1 1 1996-07-24 Cheris (USA) 7, Rohi (EST) 6 7
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Classification Round Placement 5-8, Bout #1 2 1996-07-24 Võsu (EST) 7, Cheris (USA) 5 5
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Classification Round Placement 5-8, Bout #1 2 1996-07-24 Yermakova (EST) 6, Cheris (USA) 2 2
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 2 1996-07-24 HUN 45, USA 25 25 7
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 2 1996-07-24 Hormay (HUN) 5, Cheris (USA) 0 0
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 1T 1996-07-24 Cheris (USA) 3, Szalay-Horváth (HUN) 3 3
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 2 1996-07-24 Nagy (HUN) 5, Cheris (USA) 2 2
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Team Bout #1 1 1996-07-24 USA 45, KOR 44 45 6
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Team Bout #1 2 1996-07-24 Kim (KOR) 3, Cheris (USA) 2 2
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Team Bout #1 1 1996-07-24 Cheris (USA) 4, Go (KOR) 2 4
1996 Summer 50 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Team Bout #1 2 1996-07-24 Lee (KOR) 1, Cheris (USA) 0 0
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