25th February 2014
Deary and Turley show signs of promise but no GB medals today
It was the turn of the Cadet Women’s Epee and Men’s Sabre fencers on day three of the Cadet & Junior European Championships in Jerusalem.
Cadet Women’s Epee
Four British fencers joined a field of 80 competing in the penultimate Cadet event. Only Alix Turley (V2D3) made it through a tough first round with Lydia Stanier (V1D4), Medora McCarthy (V1D5) and Danielle Lawson (V1D5) all going out before the knockout stages. With Turley ranked forty-ninth for the round of 64 she faced the tough prospect of the number sixteen seed, Villi Bigovic (CRO). That did not bother her as she eased to victory 15-10. Unfortunately British interest in the competition ended in the next round as local fencer, Kanevsky (ISR) got the better of Turley, going through 15-12.
Lizaveta Khlystunova (BLR) won the gold medal in the tightest of matches beating Alessandra Bozza (ITA) 15-14. The bronze medals went to Fanny Depanian (FRA) and Federica Isola (ITA).
GB placing: Turley 32nd, Stanier 65th, Lawson 68th & McCarthy 74th.
Full results here.
Cadet Men’s Sabre
Another four British fencers took part in the last individual Cadet event in Jerusalem. Jack Edmundson (V0D6) and Fraser Woodburn (V1D5) did not make the first round cut but William Deary (V3D1) and Joshua Maxwell (V2D3) did. Deary was unlucky to have a fencer cut from his poule depriving him of having a better seeding than fifteenth for the knockout stages. He did however get a bye through the round of 64 but Maxwell lost 15-14 to Darko (HUN). In the round of 32 Deary faced Shirshov (RUS) and went out 15-9.
The title went to Frederico Riccardi (ITA) who beat Marios Giakoumatos (GRE) with Konstantin Lokhannov (RUS) and Hugo Soler (FRA).
GB placings: Deary 20th, Maxwell 33rd, Woodburn 46th & Edmundson 48th.
Full results here.