Kruse Retains Shanghai Title

A month after winning his sixth British Championship, Richard Kruse achieved the remarkable feat of winning the Shanghai Grand Prix for the second year in a row. In an incredibly tough tournament with all the world's top fencers competing, Richard saw off Italian great, Andrea Cassarà in a thrilling semi-final, coming through from 14-11 down to win 15-14 (see the YouTube video below of the thrilling match). Then in the final, the British Number 1 met Russian Timur Safin, which again produced a tight match, with the Richard winning 15-13. Speaking afterwards to the BBC, ZFW head coach, Ziemek Wojciechowski, said: "These days there is a very large group of potential winners in men's foil so t

Success at the British Champs

Massive congratulations to all the ZFW fencers, coaches and families that attended this weekend’s British Youth Championships in Sheffield! ZFW is incredibly proud of all our fencers’ progress & successes. Onwards and upwards! Special thanks to coaches David Standen and Peter Barwell and to ZFW parent Cherie Daniel who helped organise the entire ZFW clan! Final results can be seen here: The full ZFW results are below. U16 Boys (60 fencers) 7th🏅Joe Donaghue 9th Dario Stenbeck-Schiavo 21st Dylan Daniel U14 Girls (51 fencers) 19th Defne Basak U14 Boys (61 fencers) 11th Leo Li Lim 12th Zayd El-Saie 37th Carlo Tarnai U12 Girls (53 fencers) 5th 🏅Amelie Tsang


PRESS RELEASE: ATHLETES FROM ZFW FENCING CLUB CLAIM SENIOR AND YOUTH BRITISH NATIONAL TITLES Date: May 9, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fencers from North London club ZFW marked major milestones in April and May with victories at some of Britain’s most significant domestic competitions. Four-time Olympian Richard Kruse claimed the champion’s title at the 2018 Senior National Championships at the University of East London in April. Kruse, who is a foilist, is one of GB’s most successful fencers both at home and abroad. Kruse, 34, who has represented Great Britain in foil at the summer Olympic Games on four consecutive occasions, was senior national champion in 2017 and has held the title in pr

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