Jaimie Cook secures his first international medal of the 2021-22 season at the EFC cadet foil event in France.
In a strong field of over 205 fencers from the major European countries with a large french contingent, Jaimie put on an impressive individual performance to support his European ranking.
Jaimie finished the poules 5 and 1 to be seeded 24 for the direct elimination stages, receiving a bye directly to the last 128 round.
He confidently beat his first opponents: Student (GER) 15 – 4, Rizzi (ITA) 15 – 5. A harder fight in the L32 winning 15-13 against Scarora (ITA) and then 15-8 against Valiere (FRA). Confident after tough fights, and despite having to take an injury break in the L8 he dispatched Horvath 15- 5 to move into the semi-finals.
Jaimie’s last opponent was Helmy-Cocoynacq (FRA), the semi-final was a hard-fought fight and Jaimie started strong taking a 7-3 lead. The intensity of the match was high and while Jaimie tried to push through the tightness of the injury, his opponent exploited the situation to claw the score back to win 15-10.
Jaimie said, “This is my first medal at an EFC international event. I felt the pressure at the start of the day but by the DE I got into my stride. Looking forward to 2022”
The final was won by Acomoni from Italy 15-12.
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