GB's Foil Team Finish Rio in 6th

Great Britain’s Men’s Foil Team - including ZFW's Richard Kruse and James-Andrew Davis - finished sixth at the Rio Olympic Games, after losing 45-43 to Russia in the quarter final.​ The team, which also included Laurence Halsted and Marcus Mepstead (reserve), then went on to the placings matches, where they beat Egypt 45-35 before losing 45-38 to China, finishing sixth overall. British Fencing’s Performance Director, Alex Newton, said; "The boys fenced brilliantly against Russia but unfortunately some key decisions by the referee meant an uphill battle to win the fight." ​ Russia went on to beat France in the final to take Gold by 45-41. The USA took Bronze by beating London 2012 champions

Historic 4th - now all eyes on the team

ZFW's Richard Kruse came so close to winning Britain's first fencing medal for over 50 years, narrowly losing to Russia's Timur Safin 15-13 in the Bronze medal bout of the Men's Individual Foil. A courageous fight-back from Richard led to a nail-bitingly close ending, but the Russian held on to grab the Bronze. Congratulations Richard and Ziemek - thank you for being so inspirational for the aspiring ZFW warriors! ​ Earlier, James-Andrew Davis lost out to Safin in the Round of 16, and Laurence Halsted lost to Chinese Haiwei Chen in the R32. Italy's Daniele Garozzo beat American Alexander Massialas to win gold. ​ Now all fencing eyes turn to Friday's team event, which starts at 1pm and run

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