Julia Caron secured the bronze medal at the Junior Women’s Epee World Cup in Beauvais, France, on Saturday.
Ranked forty-sixth in the world, she won all of her first-round fights earning sixth seed for the knockout stages. A bye through the round of 128 preceded victories over Alves De Lima (GER) 15-9, teammate Bulman 15-8, Bernigaud (FRA) 15-6 and Doquet (FRA) 15-9 to make the semi-finals.
She faced American sixth seed and winner of the Burgos World Cup, Michaela Joyce in the top four and narrowly lost 15-14. She shared the bronze medal position with Machulsky(USA) as Joyce claimed silver, losing to Hussian (USA) in the final.
Full results are available here.
Julia is one of the young athletes on the British Fencing Athlete Development Programme, funded by Sport England. More information about ADP camps, programmes and updates can be found here.
The Cadet and Junior European Championships begin on Tuesday in Tallin, Estonia and you can follow the live results from the official website.
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