RTWFC’s fantastic fencers bagged a hat-trick of medals at the Elite Epee Junior Series in Ashtead today, with Eilidh Paterson, James Dunmall and Lorenzo Rehman bringing home the bling.
Having faced the poule from hell and emerged as third seed, Eilidh found top gear in the knockouts – winning 15-3, 15-6 and 15-8 to reach the U14 Girls final, where she brilliantly pulled away from Lea Panyandee-Cappelli to win 15-11.
Earlier in the day, fast-improving James won five of his seven poule bouts and a quarter-final before falling 6-5 to eventual U12 Boys winner Winston Fung.
Closing the show, Lorenzo won an incredible eight out of nine poule bouts in the U10 Boys event then a quarter-final 10-7 before losing 10-9 in the semi-final to a boy whose constant tearful ‘injury’ breaks influenced the result.
On a day of strong performances by RTWFC, honourable mentions go to Izzie D’Abbraccio – who missed out on a medal by a single point – as well as Hiba Rochdi, Odin Cheung and Annabelle Lavin, who also lost narrowly at the quarter-final stage.
Big back-pats go to Timofey Yakovlev, Willa Raymond, Elsa Brondbjerg, Gabriel Lam and Zach Bench for their fine fencing and steadfastly supporting each other to the hilt.
🥇 Eilildh Paterson, U14 Girls
🥉 James Dunmall, U12 Boys
🥉 Lorenzo Rehman, U10 Boys
5th Hiba Rochdi, U17 Girls
6th Odin Cheung, U10 Boys
7th Annabelle Lavin, U17 Girls
8th Daisy Beadsworth, U17 Girls
8th Izzie D’Abbraccio, U14 Girls
9th Timofey Yakovlev, U10 Boys
9th Willa Raymond, U10 Girls
10th Elsa Brondbjerg, U14 Girls
20th Gabriel Lam, U14 Boys
30th Zach Bench, U17 Boys