Tuesday, March 13, 2007

AAA #3, March 10, Montreal

WE: Elena Frantova overcame the difficulties in pools to finish the day with a silver medal (out of 8), yielding the victory by only only two points to Andréanne Demers from Collège Régina-Assumpta. Congratulations, Elena!

WF: Swee Tan and Melita Hadzagic finished 2nd and 6th respectively (out of 10), both conceding to Laurence Côté from the host club. Swee thus earned her second medal in a row in the AAA circuit! Congratulations, Swee!

ME: Alexei Perepelkine, Jean-Claude Beaudoin and Francois Riffaud all finished in the top 32 (out of 37). François, who made his debut in the AAA circuit, fought with great confidence in pools and then gave way to the eventual bronze medalist Thomas Delwaide from Collège Régina-Assumpta.

MF: Benjamin Justus finished 14th (out of 27), losing to the eventual bronze medalist Maximilien van Haaster from Collège Régina-Assumpta

Complete results on the web site of FEQ.

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2 comments:

Sofanor P. from Colombia said...

Hey guys,
Being relatively new to the sport, I wonder what you think are the most important factors for success in fencing: talent, hard training, good physical shape, speed…
Thank you,

Ilya said...

It is certainly an open question... I think that good training and coaching are the key elements to succeed in fencing. One has to understand the actions and have a certain technical repertoire to perform them, but physical shape, speed and even talent are not crucial in this sport. You do need motivation and perseverance to invest a lot of time and effort in learning. Plus it is important to have a pool of people of your level or better to practice with, otherwise competing on a higher level becomes very hard.