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BRITISH FENCING ANNOUNCES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS GBR TEAM

3rd August 2011

The Great Britain (GBR) Fencing Team selected for the forthcoming World Championships is based on the just announced new World Class Performance programme and also the lessons of the recent European Championships hosted by British Fencing (BF) in Sheffield.

The Team proposed by the Performance Manager, after consultation with the Performance Management Group, was agreed by the International Committee as per the agreed selection document.

Alex Newton said today: “It is important that after the Europeans we challenge the programme and make a step change in culture and standards. This will not only help us to achieve our Gold target in 2012 but cement a performance pathway for the future.”

British Fencing CEO Piers Martin added: “This GBR team sets the tone for the future by raising the bar and solidifying the focus on gold medals which is key to our 3G Strategy”.

The GBR team is supported by UK Sport and Beazley.


The GBR Team for the 2011 World Championships will be:

Chef de Mission: Alex Newton
Support Staff: TBC

MENS FOIL:
Richard Kruse (Q)
Laurence Halsted (Q)
Team TBC (Q), to include Kruse and Halsted
Coach: Ziemek Wojciechowski

WOMENS FOIL:
No individual qualified or selected
Team TBC (Q)
Coach: Maciej Wojtkowiak


MENS SABRE:
Alex O’Connell
James Honeybone
No team qualified or selected
Coach: Jon Salfield
 
WOMENS SABRE:
Chrystall Nicholl (Q)
Sophie Williams
Team TBC, to include Nicholl and Williams
Coach: Jon Salfield
 
MENS EPEE:
No individual qualified or selected
No team qualified or selected

WOMENS EPEE:
Corinna Lawrence
No team qualified or selected
Coach: Alex Agrenich


Note: Any fencer subsequently selected to compete in the Men's Foil, Women's Foil and Women's Sabre team events will be selected to compete in the relevant individual event as well.

 For further information on this selection please download the communication note by clicking here

You can download this notice as a pdf by clicking here

 

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For further information please contact Karim Bashir on 07855 252 546 or karim.bashir@catchsport.com. Catch Sport, working in partnership with British Fencing.


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