STOP PRESS: The NZ Women's Epee Team at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival yesterday won the bronze medal in the women's epee teams event. The team, Sally McCance, Rebecca Cribbin, Carla Campbell and Jazmin Hopper, kept calm heads and quick hands against the Australian B team, winning the match 45-41.
Each of the girls stepped up to a new level in their fencing, picking up the timing for unanswerable single hits on hand, arm and, leg. Great Britain won the gold medal from Australia A, 45-24.
In the men's epee team event, NZ came 6th, losing to India 41-45 in the match for 5th and 6th place. Great Britain again took the gold -, from Australia 45-37.
The team is now back in New Zealand after a (very) early flight home from Sydney.
That's it for Sydney and the Youth Olympic Festival. Now for Penang.
Heartiest congratulations to the girls' epee team for their bronze medal in the Teams' Event. Cogratualtions to all for their individual results, especially to Chris Bell and to Rebecca Cribben for their Top 8 placings. All the best to everyone for the training for Commonwealth Junior Championships in Penang nex month. Susan GT
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