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-year break from the sport between the age of 17 and 26.
Sheppard has a mathematics and computing degree from the University of Bath.
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