Our fencing internationals have two back to back internationals over half term. The first stop was Sosnowiec in Poland for an under 20 circuit event. Nick Howes, Caiti Maxwell and Maria Chart were all competing with Jamie Craze taking some enforced rest as a hamstring injury has left him side lined for a few weeks. He is hoping to be back to fitness for the second international in Camden next weekend.
Nick Howes had a tough poole, winning only 2 fights. This gave him a tough last 128 fight and he lost 15-11 to a fencer from Chinese Taipei. In the women’s event, Maria Chart had a strong start winning 4 out of her 6 poole fights. This gave her a buy into the last 64 where she was defeated 15-11 by a German fencer. She finished in 49th place. Caiti Maxwell had a tougher day winning only 2 poole fights. This gave her an uphill battle in the next round, where she was defeated by an Italian, finishing in 61st place.
Next stop the Camden International!