Former GB U20 International, and Junior Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Katrina Feklistova, took silver yesterday at the Birmingham Senior International Tournament! This result represents a personal best for Katrina.
Well done also to GB U17 International Amanda Mond who came 15th and to GB U20 International, Alice Campbell, who came 20th. These results follow Alice’s 5th place at the Invicta Open and Teagan Williams-Stewart’s bronze medal gained at the same competition.
“It’s great to see our cadet and junior fencers getting results at senior level”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan
Newham Swords Kamal Minott recorded Great Britain’s best result at the Junior World Championships, finishing in 13th place.
Minott, ranked number one for GB at under-20 level and a Junior Commonwealth Games gold medallist, won four of his five bouts in the preliminary round, losing only to Italy’s Guillame Bianchi.
And after beating Venezuela’s Romero Montella (15-8), he knocked out higher seed Gabor Bellovicz, of Hungary, by a 15-14 margin to reach the last 32.
Minott then upset American number three seed Sidarth Kumla to set up a rematch with European Junior champion and world number one Bianch and put up a brave fight in a 15-8 loss against the eventual bronze medalist.
Swords head coach Pierre Harper, said: “Kamal gave it his all and set another personal best. What a great result to end his junior fencing career on.”
Club manager Linda Strachan added: “We now look forward to working with Kamal on the senior scene and helping him achieve his dream of competing in an Olympic Games.”
GB U20 No 1 and Junior Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Kamal Minott, set a personal best when he helped GB take 4th place in the Team Event, at the Junior European Championships, held in Bulgaria.
The GB boys just missed out on a bronze medal, losing to a very strong Polish Team. “Kamal played a major part in GB’s result, as the anchor man in the Team. This is great preparation for the Junior Worlds taking place in Bulgaria later this month”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.
“This is the fourth time that a Newham Swords fencer has made the last four of a team event, at a European or World Championships. Alex Savin and Kristjan Archer took a silver medal at the 2010 Cadet European Championships; Kristjan Archer and Amol Rattan both took bronze at the 2013 European Championships, and Rajan Rai and Jai Birch both took a bronze at last year’s Junior World Championships (never before done)”, added Swords Manager, Linda Strachan.
GB U17 International and Newham rising star, Teagan Williams-Stewart, got England’s best result at the U15 International, held in Poland on March 26th, when she came 24th out of a field of 180 fencers. Well done Teagan!!