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Friday, August 12, 2016
Great Britain's (left to right) Marcus Mepstead, James Davis, Richard Kruse and Laurence Halsted at the British Fencing Elite Training Centre in Hendon

Great Britain’s 52-year wait for an Olympic fencing medal continues after their men’s foil team, who developed their skills in north London, suffered a 45-43 defeat to Russia in the opening round - the quarter-finals.

Great Britain's Richard Kruse departs after losing the bronze medal match in Rio. Pic: PA

Richard Kruse’s coach believes his protégé effectively won an Olympic bronze medal after finishing fourth in Rio – and he hopes the 33-year-old’s run to the semi-finals will inspire a new generation of British fencers.

Barnet schoolgirl Gaurika Singh competes for Nepal in Rio

A Royal Free doctor has spoken of his pride after his 13 year-old daughter became the youngest athlete to compete in the Rio Olympic Games.

Great Britain's Richard Kruse departs after losing the bronze medal match in Rio. Pic: PA

Richard Kruse produced his best ever run at the Olympics but agonisingly missed out on a fencing medal, which would have been Britain’s first at the Games for 52 years, as he finished fourth in Rio.

Left to right: Great Britain's Marcus Mepstead, James Davis, Richard Kruse and Laurence Halsted at the British Fencing Elite Training Centre in Hendon (pic: PA)

It may seem rather improbable that all four members of the British men’s fencing squad learned their trade in north London, but it is by no means a coincidence.

Powerlifter Ali Jawad (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

Having endured heartbreak in 2008 and 2012, Haringey powerlifter Ali Jawad hopes it will be third time lucky in Rio next month and that he can add an elusive Paralympic medal to his collection of international prizes.

Oscar Nilsson-Julien on track

Despite spending plenty of time at one of the world’s oldest cycling tracks, racing initially held little interest for Kentish Town teenager Oscar Nilsson-Julien.

Dominic Ogbechie was given the Outstanding Individual Boy award at last weeks Camden Sport and Physical Activity Celebration night. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Already standing 6ft 1in tall at the tender age of 14, Highgate Harriers’ Dominic Ogbechie clearly has a knack for defying gravity – and the sky is the limit for the prodigious teenager.

St Aloysius' Junior School were top of the list in the Active School Awards and also won the Inclusive prize. Pics: Paolo Minoli

The success of the borough’s young sporting talents was celebrated at an awards night at the Camden Centre last Wednesday, with around 200 children attending to see 20 presentations.

Tin-Tin Ho. Pic: ITTF

Paddington’s Tin-Tin Ho secured two medals at her last European Youth Championships, but admits she departed with mixed feelings.

A group of the boys and girls who competed for Haverstock in the Camden Schools Sport Shield gather together on the astroturf pitch

Haverstock School are ending the year on a high after the boys won the Camden Schools Sport Shield.

Left ro right: The men's doubles runners-up, Ed Haygarth and Paul Kassar, with the winning duo Dean MacKenzie and Edouard Tijou

Edouard Tijou won two titles as hundreds of members took to the courts for the annual Paddington Sports Club tennis tournament.

Brandon Abraham showing off his trophy after finishing as the top rookie in the latest race of the Super One British Karting Championships at Buckmore Park in Kent last weekend. Pic: Chris Walker/Kartpix

Most parents are able to wait until their children are 17 years old before seeing them get behind the wheel and reach speeds of 60 to 70mph.

Jalil Wray in action during the rugby trials

Five children from Haringey have taken steps towards fulfilling their sporting ambitions after being offering year-long scholarships.

Harriet Dart

West Hampstead’s Harriet Dart admits she surprised herself with her performances after reaching the final round of the Wimbledon qualifiers and narrowly missing out on a place in the main draw.

Left to right: Maddy Fairfull, Freya Gordon, Momo Daniel and Milly Whitmore Jones

South Hampstead junior school’s girls beat all of the boys to win gold at the London Schools ski race on the Welwyn dry slope.

James Ward (right) congratulates Novak Djokovic on his victory at Wimbledon

Camden’s James Ward says he enjoyed “an unbelievable day” on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Monday, having taken the world No1 and reigning champion Novak Djokovic to a tie-break.

James Ward (left) enters Centre Court behind the reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic

Camden’s James Ward took the world No1 and reigning champion Novak Djokovic to a tie-break in the first round at Wimbledon but was defeated in straight sets on Centre Court.

Harriet Dart. Pic: Paolo Minoli

West Hampstead’s Harriet Dart narrowly missed out on a place in the main draw at Wimbledon after a marathon three-set thriller in her final qualifying match.

James Ward

Camden’s James Ward will face world No1 Novak Djokovic in the first round of Wimbledon after the draw was made this morning.

Corinne Humphreys

A Haringey fitness instructor will be aiming her realise her Olympic dream on Sunday when she competes in the British 100m trials in Birmingham.

Steven Makoko (right) won a silver medal at the Haringey Box Cup. Pic: Dieter Perry

Haringey Police ABC boxer Steven Makoko has gained valuable experience after winning a silver medal at the Haringey Box Cup, according to the club’s founder and coach Gerry Willmott MBE.

Left to right: Nell Miller, Lena Keothavong, Kate Green, Anjoli Foster and Naomi Cavaday

Cumberland’s ladies are closing in on their third Aegon Team Tennis national title in four years after reaching the final play-offs once again.

The victorious St Luke's team show off their trophy. Pic: Mrs L Paydar

St Luke’s School are celebrating after winning the Camden mini-tennis tournament, earning the chance to represent the borough in the London School’s Cup.

James Ward

Camden’s James Ward bowed out in the first round of the Aegon Open at Nottingham on Monday, despite having a double break in the third set.

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