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The Garden Window blog: Fencing Spiritually August 4, 2008

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The life of an Orthodox woman in the UK.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Fencing is great.

Scary, but great

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quaker fencer: fencing in Paris July 30, 2008

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I was walking by the Seine when I saw them – children in masks and tabards practising l’escrime. I think it was a first attempt for them. The instructors explained the rules, made sure the kits fitted, furnished the children with soft swords and set them off.
 
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2009 World Junior and Cadet Championships to be in Belfast July 30, 2008

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30 July 2008
 
World Class Fencing Tournament For Belfast
 
As the world’s sportsmen and women descend on China for next month’s Olympics, Belfast is again proving its worth as an international sporting venue.

Belfast City Council has announced that it will host the 2009 World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships.
 
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british olympic sabreur Alex O’Connell July 26, 2008

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Teaming up with Mum and DadSally Williams talks to three athletes, and their families, about how they grew up into Olympic contenders
Sally Williams
The Guardian, Saturday July 26 2008

Britain’s fencing representative for the Beijing Olympics, Alex O’Connell, 20, is studying classics at Cambridge University. His mother, Jan, is a part-time teacher in adult education, and his father, Michael, is a solicitor and property developer. They live in Brentwood, Essex, and have two other children, Matthew, 23, and Grace, 16.
 
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Alex O’Connell June 23, 2008

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BEIJING IS BONUS FOR O’CONNELL
By Mark Garrod, PA Sport

Alex O’Connell is excused for having had other things on his mind lately as well as preparing to be Britain’s only fencer at this year’s Olympics.

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Tom beats disability to earn Wales team call-up June 17, 2008

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A SPALDING fencer has overcome slow hand-eye co-ordination to make it into a national team.
Tom Bayston (20) suffers from dyspraxia, but is excelling in a sport where speed of thought and action are paramount.

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Kruse has Beijing wildcard hope June 16, 2008

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British fencer Richard Kruse has been offered a place at the Beijing Olympics following a reallocation of places by the FIE, the sport’s governing body.

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Fencing team wins tournament with undefeated run June 6, 2008

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11:26 – 22 May 2008

TO THE POINT: Huntingdonshire Fencing Club entered two teams in the County Intermediate Team Foil Championship on Sunday. The Hunts A side of Ian Coates, Joshua Coates and Tim Bissell fenced undefeated through the competition, overcoming the only other undefeated team, Cambridge Sword, in their final match of the day to take first place.
 
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PEOPLE in Tiverton are being given the chance to try fencing for free June 5, 2008

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Free fencing lesson on offer
By Greg Jackson

Instructor Ben Hodgson has teamed up with the 5X30 Project to offer a taster session in a sport that improves flexibility, strength, balance, dexterity, hand-eye co-ordination, physical and mental agility and explosive leg power.

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Sam Ridley, young foilist May 10, 2008

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Lunging at a title

A CHAMPION fencer, who is determined to be the best, has his eye fixed on the 2016 Olympic games.

Sam Ridley, from Wolsingham, in County Durham, is the UK’s reigning under-13 fencing champion and is tipped as a future Great Britain gold medallist.

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