Olympic Athlete Spotlight: Eli Dershwitz, American Fencer

  • Eli Dershwitz is a fencer who will be representing the United States of America in the 2021 Olympics.
  • He has the third shortest odds of any athlete in the field to win gold.

TOKYOEli Dershwitz was the youngest member of the USA’s fencing team at the 2016 Olympics, but with more experience under his belt, he is expected to medal at the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics

Eli Dershwitz is a 25-year-old fencer from Sherborn, Massachusetts who will be competing for the United States. As a former No. 1 ranked US junior fencer turned youngest US Men’s Saber National Champion, this will be his second appearance at the Olympics but the first outside of his college years.

During the 2016 Olympics, Dershwitz competed as a sophomore at Harvard University but is now the third favorite for a fencing gold medal finish according to online sportsbooks.

Men’s Fencing Olympic Betting Odds

  • Sanguk Oh +350
  • Aron Szilagyi +400
  • Eli Dershwitz +750
  • Luca Curatoli +800

Those interested in betting on the Olympics can get a lot of value on Dershwitz in what seems to be a wide-open field and Dershwitz is ready to go after it.

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‘I push through the pain, push through the adversity, push through the stress so that when I get to the Olympics, I’m mentally and physically ready to handle anything,” said Dershwitz

Possibly just a step behind Sanguk Oh and Aron Szilagyi (the reigning gold medal winner), Dershwitz will begin his showing at the Olympics on Saturday, July 24.