Number 1 !!!

Celebrating his ninth World Cup victory - as Richard Kruse did at the Prince Takamado World Cup in Tokyo over the weekend - is a really big deal. Make no mistake ... he had to beat USA favourite Race Imboden in the final, after seeing off the current Olympic Champion Daniele Garrozzo in the semi. This was as tough as it gets in world fencing. But what is an even more remarkable achievement is that this win makes Richard Kruse the WORLD No. 1 mens foilist. This is the first time that a British fencer has ever held this title, and marks the highlight of a long and distinguished career. Richard has been training with Ziemek for over 20 years Here is how the BBC reported the historic win. The

Kruse Becomes World Number One

PRESS RELEASE: ZFW FENCER RICHARD KRUSE BECOMES WORLD NUMBER ONE AFTER GOLD MEDAL WIN IN TOKYO Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ZFW and north London fencer Richard Kruse is now the top foilist in the world after a gold-medal win this weekend in Tokyo at the Prince Takamado senior World Cup, becoming the first world number one in modern British history. Kruse, 35, beat Race Imboden from the United States by a score of 15-9 in the final match at the International Fencing Federation competition in the Japanese capital to secure top spot at both the event and in the FIE’s global rankings. Kruse went into the competition second in the FIE rankings, which were introduced in 2

A successful end to 2018

Over the last quarter of 2018, ZFW produced some remarkable performances and notable successes. As well as Richard Kruse being crowned 'Lion of Bonn' in November (see article here) and no less than 11 club fencers being asked to represent England at U13 and U15 level (more details here), the following are highlights: Senior Turkish Nationals 29 Dec 2018 Congratulations to Tevfik Burak Babaoğlu for SILVER at the Turkish National Championships! Hall of Fame | Czech Fencing Federation 21 Dec 2018 Maestro Ziemek is awarded the honour of becoming a member of the Hall of Fame of Coaches in the Czech Fencing Federation together with Jaroslaw Jurka. Alexander Choupenitch has been also recognised

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