FENCING - Shakespeare Swords stars win 10 medals at Commonwealth Fencing Championships - The Stratford Observer

FENCING - Shakespeare Swords stars win 10 medals at Commonwealth Fencing Championships

Stratford Editorial 13th Sep, 2022   0

SHAKESPEARE’S Swords fencers came away from the Commonwealth Fencing Championships with 10 medals after a series of stellar performance in London.

And Sophia Potter starred as she won silver and bronze medals as England topped the overall standings.

Potter led England to silver in the Senior Women’s Team Sabre event having won bronze in the Senior Women’s Sabre competition earlier in the week.

And Potter guided her country to victory over favourites India in the semi-finals of the team event in a gripping contest that saw England clinch a 45-42 success.

However, they were prevented from winning gold after slipping to a 45-38 defeat to Australia in the final.

And Olympios Gougoulias won gold for England in the Junior Team Sabre event having placed 10th in the Individual Under-20 Men’s Sabre competition.

There was more success for the Stratford club’s fencers as Naomi Donaldson won silver in the Individual Veterans Women’s Sabre event before winning gold in her age category for Northern Ireland.

Another gold was won by Swords’ Vivien Frith, in her age category, for Scotland who added a bronze to her medal haul in the Veteran Women’s Sabre Team event.

And Ryuki Hiyama claimed gold in the Cadet (under-17) Team Sabre event on the final day of competition in the capital having also won bronze in the Cadet (under-17) Men’s Individual Sabre.

There was also a silver for Swords fencer Caspian Watt in the Senior Men’s Sabre Team event representing Scotland having placed 10th in the Individual Sabre competition.

Other past and present Shakespeare’s Swords members taking part in the Championships were Wendy Harrison, Carl Moffat, Mike Garraty and Richard Dickson (all England) and Calum Wilson (Wales).

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