(born September 8, 1954, in Stockholm, Sweden
) is a Swedish epee fencer
. Harmenberg completed two years of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in 1979, leaving his course early (he would have graduated in 1981) before returning to Sweden to pursue his fencing career.
He has won eight individual and/or team epee gold medals
, World Championship, and World Cup competitions.
He earned his World Championship titles in Individual Épée and Team Épée events at the 1977 competitions in Buenos Aires
He also won a bronze medal in Team Épée at the 1979 World Championships in Hamburg
Harmenberg captured three Individual Épée World Cup Championships within four years: 1977 (Bern
), 1979 (Heidenheim
), and 1980 (Heidenheim). He also won team titles at the 1977 and 1980 World Cups.
At the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games
, he won a gold medal
in the Individual Épée. Harmenberg was a member of the Swedish épée team as well; the team placed 5th in the team épée competition.
Hall of Fame
Harmenberg, who is Jewish
, was inducted into the International......