Last week, I travelled up to Sheffield to compete in the British Youth Fencing Championships, the largest youth competition in the country. It was my first year in the Under 18 category and I was up against some tough competition. After winning all my poule fights, I was seeded 2nd in the Rankings and won each of my direct elimination fights until I ended up in the final.
After a close beginning, my opponent, seeded first, eventually got the better of me and pulled away to win towards the end. Nonetheless, it was an excellent fight and I felt proud to have reached the final and be ranked second in the country. At least I have a target to beat next year ;)