Baku 2015 Meet the Team: Fencing
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Baku 2015 Meet the Team: Fencing

23 April 2015 / 06:25

Over five days of competition, more than 200 fencers will take part in the men’s and women’s individual and team bouts at Baku 2015. Let’s meet Team GB’s competitors…

 

Richard Kruse

Event: Men’s foil individual and men’s foil team

Age: 31

Home Town: London

Three-time Olympian who has six European Championship medals to his name

 

 

Marcus Mepstead

Event: Men’s foil individual and men’s foil team

Age: 24

Home Town: London

Part of the World Class Programme since 2011 and made his debut at the Shanghai World Cup

 

 

Benjamin Peggs

Event: Men’s foil individual and men’s foil team

Age: 24

Home Town: London

Twitter: @benpeggs

Won team gold as captain at the 2014 Commonwealth Championships

 

 

Alexander Tofalides

Event: Men’s foil individual and men’s foil team

Age: 22

Home Town: London

Twitter: @alextofalides

U20 World Cup gold medallist fencer who also holds European team bronze at junior level

 

Natalia Sheppard

Event: Women’s foil

Age: 30

Home Town: Bath

Twitter: @nattsheppard

London 2012 Olympian who made it through to the second round of the individual event and the quarter final of the team event

 

Corinna Lawrence

Event: Women’s epee

Age: 24

Home Town: Plymouth

Twitter:

London 2012 Olympian and two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist

 

 

James Honeybone

Event: Men’s sabre

Age: 24

Home Town: Truro

Twitter: @JHoneybone

Team GB’s sole representative in the men’s sabre at the London 2012 Olympic Games

 

 

Aliya Itzkowitz

Event: Women’s sabre

Age: 21

Home Town: London

Twitter: @itz_aliya

Three-time British sabre champion and has top-15 finishes at both the World and European Junior Championships