Great Britain’s number one men’s foilist James Davis admits he is champing at the bit to get going after announcing he will continue his development across the pond in America.
After exiting the London Olympics in the second round, Davis has had a year to remember in 2013 as he claimed individual and team foil bronze at the European Fencing Championships in Zagreb.
And in a bid to enhance his skills even further Davis is hoping for a little help from Britain’s American cousins as he will undertake his pre-season training with members of the USA fencing team.
Davis will continue to work with his personal coach Ziemek Wojciechowski and will train in Lee Valley until the end of October when he will travel to America until the first international at the end of January.
Following this international event in Paris Davis will return to centralised training at Lee Valley for the remainder of the European season, and the 22-year-old believes the change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered.
“I am looking forward to training in the USA,” he said. “They have a young but very accomplished team and it will be great to learn and train with them.
“I hope the time abroad will help me in achieving my goal to become one of the Worlds best foilists and reach that next step in my development.
“I would like to thank Alex [Newton, performance director] for her continued support, and look forward to training with the guys in January.”
© Sportsbeat 2013