Alex O'Connell

Team GB's sole fencing representative in Beijing. He secured selection with silver at the European qualification tournament in Istanbul, losing to Marcin Koniusz (POL) in the final. Became GBR’s youngest World Champion aged 16 when he won u17 cadet title ...

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Anna Bentley

Anna Bentley was one of two British females confirmed for London 2012 after the second wave of fencing selections in June. One of two Scots on the ten-strong team, the other Richard Kruse, Bentley learnt to fence at Norwich High School for Girls and suppor...

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Benjamin Peggs

Peggs captained Team England to victory at the Commonwealth Championships in 2014, winning two of his three bouts in the final. He lists this victory, and a quarter-final at the junior World Cup, as his greatest achievements to date. He will be competing ...

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Husayn Rosowsky

The only male fencer chosen during the second wave of Olympic selections, Husayn Rosowsky joins Richard Kruse and James Davis in competing in the foil for London 2012. He won bronze at the World Cadet Championships in Italy in 2008 and in December 2011 too...

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James Davis

James Davis is the youngest member of the British team. Davis, who fights left-handed, began fencing aged just four and is studying for a degree in psychology at Middlesex University. An avid Manchester United FC fan, Davis is the only Briton ever to win a...

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Louise Bond-Williams

Louise Bond-Williams began fencing at Chipping Campden School. She suffered multiple injuries, including five broken ribs and a dislocated collar bone, the latter requiring two operations, following a car crash in 2008. She received a scholarship to Ohio S...

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Marcus Mepstead

Mepstead has been competing for Great Britain since 2011 when he made his debut at the Shanghai World Cup. He was 25th at last year’s European Championships. He took up fencing when his mum decided she wanted him out of the house and discovered his s...

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Martina Emanuel

I am 26 years old. Born on Boxing day in 1985. I live and train in Milan. My mother is British. I've been on the British fencing team since 2007 and competed in Beijing 2008. I have previously reached the 16 in World Cup events and h...

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Natalia Sheppard

Natalia Sheppard was the second Brit – the first being Richard Kruse – to secure automatic selection for London 2012 after winning the final European qualifying event in Slovakia in April 2012. Having started fencing aged nine, she took a nine-...

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Richard Kruse

Kruse is a three-time Olympian who has won four European Championship medals during his career. Having taken up the sport at the age of 10, Kruse made his international debut in 2001 winning European junior silver in the same year. By finishing eighth on h...

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