Strong performance at World Championships for Plymouth College Fencer Ben Andrews

Ben Andrews recently returned from representing Great Britain at the World Fencing Championships in the historic Italian city of Verona.

The World Fencing Championships 2018, Junior and Cadets, took place at the beginning of April and saw fencers from 130 countries, with over 1250 athletes taking part in the three weapon tournament.

A strong performance saw Ben win all his pool fights with victories over fencers from Mauritius, Korea, Hungary, Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Estonia.  Ranked 5th going into Direct Elimination rounds, Ben eventually went out to USA’s Herbst.

This gives Ben a World Ranking of 34th, the highest ranked British Epeeist at the World Championships for the second year running.

This builds on a successful 2017-2018 season for Ben which saw six call ups for the GB Team, including Individual and Team selection for the European Championships at the Sochi Olympic Park Russia. As lead epeeist Ben Captained the GB Mens Epee Team (U17) to win two European Medals in Austria and Finland.