If I’m honest with myself, I had a disappointing start to the season. I didn’t meddle at the British champs and the results were not good as they should have been.
But over the weekend, I went to Bonn Germany for a huge euro ranking event with roughly 215 in attendance. After not doing well in the same event for the past 2 years, I was one of 2 brits to make it through the poules, L128 and L64 stages to make the second day (along with the british u17 and u20 #1 Philip Marsh) Starting the 2nd day was scary, the majority were 6ft at least and all excellent fencers.
At the end of the day I finished 7th, the best ever british result at the competition, this will give me plenty of ranking points and of course I’m ecstatic! I lost in the quarters to the eventual winner 15-12 who went on to take his semi 15-4 and final 15-10 so looking back, although disappointed after the loss I’m pleased with the way I fenced.
If any of the GBR team read this, I couldn’t have done it without your support and advice, especially Sam Ridely who is also supported by Asda.
I used the money from the grant to fund this trip so a HUGE thank you to Asda sporting chance. Once I know my new ranking I’ll update this blog! :)