30 Oct 2016
Sophia takes Silver in Seoul

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Another big weekend for the fencing team as they continue to test themselves against the best in Asia.

The challenges they faced competing in South Korea for the first time included a late night after delays with the flights, using a different size sword from what they have been used to in China, adjusting to a new style of fencer, and competing on the finals piste live on South Korean television.

Paul Stevens recovered from a tough start taking out the number 5 and number 4 ranked fencers in succession to secure his 3rd semi final of the season and another bronze medal.

Joseph Glasson ranked 1st after the poule rounds (fencing as an under 12), and progressed through to the top 16 before he received a point against him in the elimination stages. It was in the top 8 that he was drawn against eventual gold medalist Choi finishing the day in fifth place.

Sophia Glasson started well but dropped one match in the poule stages giving herself a much tougher run in the elimination. Despite this and an ankle injury Sophia came back from behind to win both her top 8 and semi final matches. The final came down to a sudden death point and on this occasion, having over come a great deal already, Sophia missed out on the gold.

All three had moments of brilliance throughout the day and will be looking forward to the Chinese National Circuit event in Chengdu next weekend.