06 Nov 2016
2nd All China Under 10 Gold medal for Joseph

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Joseph picked up another individual All China Gold medal in his first Chinese Fencing Association event since winning Gold in Tianjin last term.

The final against China's No. 1 Ranked fencer was as always a tense affair with Joseph, on this occasion, trailing in the early part of the match. Having changed his weapon, after losing a point due to an equipment failure, he regrouped and mounted a comeback scoring 6 of the last 7 points in the match to win 10 - 9.

On the team day both Joseph and Sophia were invited to fence for club teams. Joseph's team were quickly established as favourites for their event and delivered on their promise with Joseph anchoring the team in the final match to give him a second gold medal for the weekend.

Sophia fencing with girls nearly two years older than her also delivered a great performance on the team day. Her team won a bronze medal after a day of exciting matches. This was Sophia's first medal in an All China event and with two years to go in the under 10 age group.