James-Andrew Davis

DOB: 3rd July 1991
Club: Massialas Foundation
Coach: Greg Massialas & Dean Hinton
Discipline: Men’s Foil
Best Result: Senior European Champion 2014
James-Andrew Davis started fencing aged four and became Britain’s first ever fencing European Champion in 2014. His breakthrough season came in 2011 and his performances merited him a host nation place on the British team that competed at the London 2012 Olympics. He moved to San Francisco to join the Massialas Fencing Foundation in 2013 and made history the following year in Strasbourg, winning Great Britain’s first ever fencing European fencing title. In 2013 Davis won Britain’s first Grand Prix in St. Petersburg since 2009.

As well as coaching youngsters in the USA, James likes to spend his spare time hiking and is a big Formula 1 fan. He has also recently taken up acoustic guitar!


Primary: Livingstone School, Barnet, London
Secondary: Southgate Comprehensive School, Enfield, London.
University: Complete two years at Middlesex University, studying Psychology before taking a sabbatical to focus on fencing

Athlete quotes:

“I took up fencing because I wanted to be Conan the Barbarian.”

“The best thing about the sport is it’s just you and your opponent, battling until the end. Last man standing!”

“The best advise that I can give to budding fencers is that representing your country is an amazing opportunity. Enjoy it because it doesn’t last forever.”

“My fencing ambition is to win the next hit.”

Season Ending Ranking

World Championships Results

European Championships Medals

Grand Prix Medals

Year Rank Year Rank Year Rank Year Rank
2015 14 2015 20 2014 Strasbourg 1st 2013 St. Petersburg 1st
2014 6 2014 6 2013 Zagreb 3rd
2013 7 2013 18
2012 23 2012 (Olympics) 23
2011 129

World Cup Medals

2016 St. Petersburg 3rd
2016 Bonn 1st
2015 San Jose 2nd