Despite her young age, Eleanor Harvey has a wealth of international experience, including six appearances at the FIE World Junior Championships where she won individual foil silver in 2014 and 2015. She finished the 2012-13 season ranked fourth in the world amongst juniors. Harvey began competing at the senior Pan American Championships in 2012 and recorded her career-high placement at the event in 2015 when she finished seventh. She competed at the senior FIE World Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015, posting a top result of 41st at the latter. She quickly followed that up by helping Canada win team foil gold at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Competing collegiately for The Ohio State University Buckeyes, Harvey finished ninth at the 2015 NCAA Championships as a sophomore after winning a bronze medal as a freshman at the Midwest Conference Championships.
Family: Parents Ken Harvey and Lise Graydon have both competed in ironman triathlon… Gets her determination to go the extra distance from her active parents, especially her mother who put her in a jogging stroller when she was three days old… Getting into the Sport: Started fencing at age 10… When she was young she wanted to be an Olympian in something; a friend recommended fencing and she was pretty good right away which let her know she could eventually compete for Canada… Outside Interests: Junior at The Ohio State University on full scholarship, studying psychology… Enjoys going out with friends to the movies, eat international cuisine, and coffee shops… The only job she’s ever had is two stints handing out chocolate dressed as a bunny at a local chocolate store in Hamilton during Easter… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Go Alanna”… Collects Starbucks mugs for her mother from her international travels… Competes alongside teammate Alanna Goldie at The Ohio State University after coming up through the Canadian system together… Nickname: E…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD (team foil)
Pan American Championships: 2015 – 7th (foil); 2014 – 23rd (foil); 2013 – 9th (foil); 2012 – 9th (foil)
Pan American Championships (junior): 2014 – 5th (foil); 2013 – GOLD (foil), GOLD (foil team)
FIE World Championships: 2015 – 41st (foil); 2014 – 60th (foil); 2013 – 60th (foil)
FIE World Championships (junior): 2015 – SILVER (foil); 2014 – SILVER (foil); 2013 – 14th (foil); 2012 – 13th (foil); 2011 – 50th (foil); 2010 – 41st (foil)