Truro’s Junior fencers put in some very strong performances at the recent Junior Sabre World Cup in Budapest. In the Women’s individual event, Caitlin Maxwell started 2017 with a fantastic fifth place finish. She was one of nine British fencers who took part in this event making up a field of one hundred and twenty-six. She aced her poule winning all six fights and was joined in the elimination stages by Shreya Anil, Maria Chart, Jessica Corby, Alexandra Davis and Maia Fashokun.
Maxwell earned a bye through the round of 128 and went on to beat Bosetti (ITA) 15-13, Ilieva (BUL) 15-9 and Battiston (ITA) 15-14 to make the quarterfinals. Lisa Pusztai (HUN) edged a close fight to progress 15-13. The Hungarian went on to win the tournament, beating Svetlana Sheveleva (RUS) in the final as Lucia Lucarini (ITA) and Valentina Nagy (HUN) secured the bronze medals.Full individual results here.
In the Men’s Individual TFC’s Will Deary achieved the best British result in the men’s event by finishing thirteenth. Stefano Lucchetti of Argentina, who has just begun working with our Head Coach Jon Salfield and will fence for truro this season, matched Caitlin Maxwell’s result with an outstanding 5th place. He too won all 6 pools fights, and had a comfortable run to the L16 where he eliminated Shirshov (RUS) 15/14, before losing out in the L8 to Gerjani (TUN) also 15/14.
There were nine British fencers in total in a field of one hundred and sixty-five. Jamie Craze and Simon Dacey were eliminated after the poule stage; James Edwards, George Suddards and Ethan Ren were knocked out in the round of 128; Nicholas Howes made the round of 64 and Joshua Maxwell and Bertie Holdsworth finished in the top 32.
Deary, having won five of his six first round matches, went on to beat Mori (ITA) 15-6, Lademann (POL) 15-11 and Dubarry (FRA) 15-9 before going out 15-13 to Neri (ITA). Full individual results here.
In the Mixed Teams, Great Britain (Chart, Corby, Maxwell, Edwards, Maxwell, Suddards) was one of twelve teams to compete in the mixed event. Their seeding meant that they had a bye through the round of sixteen but then lost 40-33 to Hungary in the quarterfinals. They went on to beat Bulgaria 40-37 and Belarus 40-35 to secure fifth place. Hungary won the tournament, beating Italy in the final as Turkey surprised Russia to take the bronze medal.
Mixed team results here.