Birch Gets Top GB Result at Junior Europeans

Rajan Rai (GB Number 1) and Jai Birch (GB Number 2) both gained selection for the  Junior European Championships which took place in Slovenia in March 15.

Jai Birch and Rajan Rai, World Championship qualifiers 2015
Whilst Raj performed well in the Junior Men’s Foil Team Event, Birch got the best GB result of the Championships by reaching the top 32.
Birch was able to win five out of six fights in the first round and his direct elimination fight in the last 64 before being defeated by a top Bulgarian fencer in the last 32 stage of the competition.
Both Rai and Birch have now been selected for the Junior World Championships which wil take place in Tashkent, Ubekistan, next month (April 15).
Raj and Jai action shot
Credits:David Baker (C) 2015
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