Fencing in Road to Rio Magazine
Continental silver medallist and South African champion fencer Juliana Barrett (right) had a successful London International Open. Based in the United States but studying for three months in London at the time of competition, Barrett came through the ranks to end with a silver medal in the women's epee division (titled the Milner-Barry Cup). She made no bones about the fact that she was competition rusty. 'The first round was horrible for me. I was out of practice as I was still adjusting to my new home and schooling in London; I found my mind telling my body stuff it couldn't do. 'In the final, my out-of-practice body finally caught up with me and I could barely hold my epee up, which was a bit embarrassing. But second place is nothing to be ashamed of and until that bout, I felt amazing.'
Fencing in Road to Rio Magazine
The upcoming African Fencing Championship was featured in the latest edition of Sascoc’s Road to Rio magazine.
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WITS Sports Awards 2020
Harry Saner is the Wits Fencing Club's Vice-Captain, and won the WITS Annual Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year.
Saner is a second-year Engineering student, competing at all Gauteng provincial competitions, as well as the Junior (U20) and Senior National Fencing Championships held in various provinces, plus the African Championships and several International Grand Prix events overseas.
There was strong competition for this award from many different sporting codes. Saner was one of many WITS students who 'enjoyed' the first virtual annual Sports Awards, which this year was held virtually due to the pandemic prevalent throughout SA and the globe. Having been selected in 2020 to represent South Africa in the African Zonal Championships for the African slot into the Tokyo Olympic Games, Harry is maintaining his fitness at the Tyshler Fencing School in Randburg where he trains, and nervously awaits confirmation of the dates for the competition to be held in Cairo in April 2021.
Marguerite Langton - 6th medal at Veteran's World Fencing Championships
Congratulations to Marguerite Langton who won her sixth medal at the Veteran's World Championships.
Marguerite first won the title in 2006. In 2007 she won the silver medal, but was back on top in 2008 and 2009. She won bronze in 2010 as well.
Marguerite trains at Tyshler Fencing School in Gauteng. She was assisted once again by Olympic sabre fencer Adele du Plooy.
SA Fencers win Medals at African Championships
The South African Senior fencing team won several medals at the African Fencing Championships in Cairo, Egypt.
The medals are:
* Men's Epee: Bronze
* Men's Foil: Bronze
* Women's Epee: Silver
* Women's Sabre: Bronze
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Jay wins sportsman of the year award
Jarryd New was awarded the prestigious Cape Peninsular University of Technology (CPUT) ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award. Jay is studying Industrial Design at CPUT, and the long hours and the hard work required to sustain his studies while training, competing locally and traveling to national and international competitions, have paid off.
All in all, it has been a very exciting year, but the greatest honour was receiving the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award for 2009. The award was made at a glittering dinner, sponsored by Nedbank, at the Cape Sun Hotel. Jay was competing in Turkey at the time of the awards, and his parents received the award on his behalf. Jay only received the good news on returning to Cape Town a few days later.
Along with the trophy and price money, Jay was awarded a bursary for his studies in 2010.
He would like to thank CPUT Sports Department and Nedbank for their encouragement and support, and his coach, Dr Misha Galhoukin, for many years of training and sound advice.
Marguerite Langton - 3 times World Veteran's Women's Sabre Champion
Congratulations to Marguerite Langton who just successfully defended her World's Veteran's Women's Sabre title at the Veteran's World Championships in Moscow. Marguerite first won the title in 2006.
In 2007 she won the silver medal, but was back on top in 2008 and now in 2009.
Marguerite trains at Tyshler Fencing School in Gauteng. She was assisted in Moscow by Olympic sabre fencer Adele du Plooy.
Sello wins his first National Gold
Sello Maduma, Olympic Epee Fencer, who hails from Mamelodi in Northern Gauteng won his first Senior Men's Epee title at this years Senior National Fencing Championships that took place in Cape Town.
To view the results of Our junior Fencers in the News following Junior National Fencing Championships in Pretoria in October 2014, click on the links below:
– Testing their metal
– Girls cut to cut a dash
– Silwer in skerm vir flink Isabella (Silver in fencing for swift Isabella)
– Limpopo se skermspan maak hulle swaardmerk
(Limpopo’s fencing team makes their mark)
Pretoria News – Fencers in contest for tickets to Olympics.