Bronze Medal for Canada in Women’s Sabre in Junior World Cup Fencing

By David Howes September 23, 2016

Canadians were in San Jose, Costa Rica this past weekend to take part in a Junior World Cup in Women’s Sabre.

The team of Frederique Bourget (Blainville, QC), Rachel Lamarre (Blainville, QC), Veronique Lamarre (Blainville, QC), and Madison Thurgood (Edmonton, AB) finished on the podium in third place!

Details on opponents and scores for the team competition are unfortunately not yet available through FIE.

Top performer in Individual competition was Frederique Bourget who finished in seventh place and just out of the medal rounds. Bourget had four wins and 1 loss in poules, which advanced her to the 16’s. There she defeated USA’s Esther Bentolila 15-11 to advance to the quarter-finals. She faced another American, Elizabeth Tartakovsky but this time lost 15-11 to finish in 7th place overall.

Also finishing in the top 16 were Rachel Lamarre and Madison Thurgood who finished 15th and 16th overall.

The Junior World Cup season officially kicked off the weekend before with the Men’s Epee Junior World Cup in Luxembourg.

Canada’s Men’s Epee Team, composed of Loic Beaulieu (Sherbrooke, QC), Loup-Yann Ferre (Quebec, QC), Dylan French (Richmond, BC) and Matthew Litwin (Vancouver, BC) had a strong start to the season in team competition, finishing in fifth place overall.

Canada faced Portugal in the 16’s and defeated the team 45-34. The team then advanced to the quarter-finals and faced a strong team from France, losing their only bout of the day 45-32. This put Canada in the classification rounds for 5th-8th place.

Canada’s first bout to advance to the 5th-6th bout was against Denmark, and Canada won 45-34. They then faced the Czech Republic and Canada came away with the win, 45-36 to take the top classification spot of 5th overall.

The top performer in Individual competition was Loic Beaulieu in 25th place. He lost his round of 32 bout 15-13 to the eventual bronze medalist for the event, Clement Dorigo from France.