Maggie Maynard reports on the recent Para Fencing World Cup, which took place in Nîmes, France.
Fencing began at 9am on Thursday 20th April with the Women’s Epee Cat B and Justine Moore. She was placed 13th, after some tough fights.
At 1pm, the Men’s Sabre Cat B started with Dimitri Coutya and Shah Rashid. Dimitri was 8th, and Shah 15th.
Women’s Epee Cat A started at the same time with Gemma Collis, Emily Holder and Susanne Seddon-Cowell. Gemma was 7th, Emily 33rd and Susanne 28th.
Friday 21st April 9am saw the start of Men’s Foil Cat A with Oliver Lam Watson and Joshua Waddell. Oliver was 7th and Joshua 24th.
At 1pm, the Men’s Foil Cat B began with Dimitri Coutya and Shah Rashid. Dimitri won a brilliant SILVER medal after a tough final. Shah was placed 20th.
At the same time, Women’s Sabre Cat A started with Gemma Collis and Susanne Seddon-Cowell. Gemma was 9th and Susanne was 22nd.
Saturday 22nd April at 9am was the start of the Women’s Foil Cat B with Justine Moore. Justine was placed 22nd.
The Men’s Epee Cat A started at 9am too, with Oliver Lam Watson and Joshua Waddell. Oliver was 8th and Joshua 30th.
At 1pm, the Women’s Foil Cat A began with Emily Holder and Susanne Seddon-Cowell. Emily was 30th and Susanne was 37th.
The Men’s Epee Cat B started at the same time with Dimitri Coutya, who was placed 5th.
On Sunday 23rd April, the Men’s Epee Team event began. The GBR team was Oliver Lam Watson, Dimitri Coutya, Joshua Waddell and Shah Rashid. GBR beat Thailand, then went on to meet second seeds France, being defeated with a score of 45-38. GBR finished 5th, in a strong field.
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