Fumi leads the way for Camden
Fumi Aiyenuro was in top form for Camden FC as they hosted one of the biggest international cadet sabre tournaments in recent years over the weekend. The tournament, held at Acland Burghley and William Ellis Schools on Saturday and Sunday, attracted 119
Fumi Aiyenuro was in top form for Camden FC as they hosted one of the biggest international cadet sabre tournaments in recent years over the weekend.
The tournament, held at Acland Burghley and William Ellis Schools on Saturday and Sunday, attracted 119 competitors from nine countries as far a field as Malaysia.
Aiyenuro came 11th in the women's individual event, which was Britain's second best result of the day.
Aiyenuro beat the eventual winner Dora Damu of Hungary in the pool stage (5-2).
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Her brother Soji Aiyenuro and team-mate Curtis Miller both made the last 32 in the men's individual event.
Miller, 14, finished 23rd and Soji, who has just turned 13, finished a very creditable 28th.
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These were excellent results for fencers who will remain cadets for another two to three years.
The other Camden fencers - Waldo Ramsay, Gianfranco Artesi, Fabio Artesi, Zachary Gomperts-Mitchelson, Jack Horrix, Nicholas Sabrahawal and Eucalypta Bradley - will have learned a lot from competing at such a high level.
The Hungarian team was the most successful, winning both the men's and women's team events as well as the women's individual title. The men's individual title went to Germany.
The first day of the competition was attended by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Jill Fraser, who then hosted a civic reception.
The guests included the former Olympic fencer, Mary Glen Haig DBE.
Medals were presented by Ronald Velden, the treasurer of Camden Sports Council, and Richard Sumray MBE, the architect of the London 2012 Olympic bid and chair of the Olympic Forum.