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VETERANS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT

26th October 2017

(SOURCE: BVF)

The British Veterans Fencing GB squad of sixty-three fencers returned from the Veterans World Championships, held in Maribor, Slovenia with a very impressive medal haul of three Gold, two Silver and six Bronze, placing the squad fourth on the medal table just behind Italy and ahead of France, and with twelve last eight placings.

GOLD
Paul Wedge MF B
Graham Paul ME C
Vivien Frith WS C

SILVER
Brian Causton MF C
WS Team Silvia Brown, Grace Coulter, Vivien Frith, Jane Hutchison, Jenny Morris & Michele Narey

BRONZE
Kola Abigodun MF A
Mike McKay MF A
Richard Cohen MS C
Robin Davenport ME C
WF Team     Sheila Anderson, Caron Hale, Clare Halsted, Margaret Myers, Kristin Payne & Gillian Worman 
MS Team Malcolm Cawton, Richard Cohen, Barry Coulter, Carl Morris, Peter Howes & Duncan Rowlands

L8
Caron Hale WF A - 6th
Jane Clayton WF B - 6th
Janet Cooksey WF C - 6th
Margaret Myers WF C - 7th
Jane Clayton WE B - 6th
Janet Cooksey WE C - 5th
Anton Pollard ME B - 8th
Michele Narey WS A - 7th
Jane Hutchison WS B - 5th
Jenny Morris WS B - 8th
Silvia Brown WS C - 8th
Peter Baron MS C - 8th

Full results can be found here and the medal table is here.

Speaking about the event, Team Manager, Gillian Aghajan said, "It was an honour and a pleasure for me to be Team Manager for the Great Britain Squad in Maribor. What a range of emotions we went through. Exaltation, disappointment, drama and fun but above all the camaraderie and support for each other throughout was fantastic. The level of fencing was superb. Congratulations to all fencers, team captains and supporters, not just the medallists. Thanks to our referees: Mike Thornton, Adrian Speakman and Ana Kovrlija.

Thanks also to the Organising Committee, Max Geuter, DT, referees, military, caterers and all volunteers for a fantastic Championships.  Superbly and professionally run, fantastic competitive fencing in a great venue, and the wonderful Veterans' camaraderie. Congratulations and well done to all!"

There will be a full report from the Championships in the January 2018 issue of The Sword magazine including pictures from this fantastic event.

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