Winning the silver medal at the Uk School Games
Held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. I competed in the British Youth Fencing Championships (Under/16 Girls Foil Event) and I won the Gold Medal !!
It was my last year in that particular age category so I really wanted to bring back the Gold Medal. I was always coming 2nd and 3rd in the past and I finally did it !
Travelling in the car with my dad took 3 hours ! But that’s nothing compared to the extensive journeys that we have experienced in the past. It just helps me get into the correct mind frame so when I arrive at the competition I am focused and know exactly what I want.
My warm consisted of the usual stretches and shuttles while listening to very loud music ! I find music helps me concentrate so the louder it is, the better really :P
I didn’t start my poules (The first round of fencing) until 3.30 in the afternoon which is really late for me considering I started warming up at 2.30. So I had to keep myself preoccupied by jogging/walking around a lot.
Winning all my fights in the poule left me seeded number 1 after the first round.
I won all my following fights and brought back the Gold Medal !
3 Hours of driving to Sheffield? WORTH IT.
Over the weekend I took part in the UK School Games that were held on the Olympic Grounds. It was a great competition. I came second in the Individuals and my team Won the Gold medal for England!
Fencing - Foil
Partnered with:Asda Charlton
I first got involved in my sport 8 years ago when my dad introduced me to it. I am part of the Under 17 GB squad and have fenced internationally to qualify for the World and European Championships which took place earlier this year. I am ranked 3rd in Great Britain for Cadet Womens Under 17 Foil. 10th in a European U15 event in Paris, 2011. 2nd in the U17 British Female Foil Championships at 14 last year and I won the U15 England Youth Championships for women's foil in 2011. I have qualified for the UK School Games this year and I hope to bring back the Gold Medal for the team. I also won the Junior Sports Woman of the Year award for 2011.