Local boy helps SA win silver foil

2015-07-21 06:00

South African fencers speared some of the medals at the Commonwealth Fencing Junior and Cadet championships that have come to an end.

Of the 15 countries competing at the University of Cape Town the past week South Africa came fourth. The first place went to England.

The championships were comprised of individual and team competitions.

The u.20 team of South African foilists (Robert McGregor from Constantia, Alexander Collings from Claremont, Faa’iq Gamieldien from Grassy Park and reserve Pasha Tychler from Johannesburg) won a silver medal in their team competition.

McGregor, Collings and Gamieldien are members of Fencing Western Cape.

Patrick Collings, chairperson of Fencing Western Cape, says they are very proud of the team and the good work that they put up as it wasn’t an easy competition.

“We are so happy and very excited that we managed to get the medals. It basically shows our position as a fencing country and we are happy about it. They are young but they are already doing a very good job. We can’t even put our excitement into words because the team really worked hard and the results are showing what they did,” says Collings.

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