23/02/2024- GBR Fencer


GBR win double bronze in Spain ahead of major internationals

Great Britain took two bronze medals at the Junior Men’s Foil World Cup in Sabadell, Spain on the 17th and 18th of February 2024.

In the individual event, Jaimie Cook added to a series of international medals in the past year to take bronze against a 153 strong field.

Cook, seeded 8th, beat Luao Yang and Daniel Zhang of the USA in the last 16 and last eight respectively, to set up a semi with Sarmath Kumbla, also of the USA, which he lost 10-15.

Coach Keith Cook said: “Absolutely stellar performance by Jaimie in Sabadell, clinching a remarkable 3rd place in a fiercely competitive tournament. Despite facing the formidable American Worlds team and ultimately conceding 15-10 to the eventual winner, Jaimie’s resilience and determination shone brightly.”

“This outstanding performance serves as an inspiring precursor to the upcoming Europeans and World Championships, setting the stage for even greater achievements ahead.”

The next day, the GBR foil team of Cook, Maxwell Jones, Callum Penman and Nye Ulferts-Kilpatrick came through matches against Sweden and narrowly against Poland to face a tough Chinese team in the semifinal. It was not to be a win, but they won the bronze medal fight-off against Slovakia to take team bronze home ahead of the European Championships.


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