Canadians Win Five Medals at the 2018 Cadet Pan American Fencing Championships

By Caroline Sharp March 6, 2018

A total of 21 Canadian Cadet (U18) Fencers made the trip to San Jose, Costa Rica to take part in the 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships and they came away with a total of five (5) medals and 13 top 8 finishes in Individual competition.

Canadians won two medals in Women’s Individual Epee. Shirley Guo (VGO, North York, ON) took home the gold medal after defeating USA’s Sonia Bulavko 15-12 in the final. Ariane Leonard (OM, Saint-Lambert, QC) came away with bronze after losing her semi-final a very close 15-14 to Bulavko.   Linda Liu (VGO, North York, ON) finished in 5th while Justine Boudreau (OM, Sherbrooke, QC) was 8th overall.

Nicholas Dinu (Canadian living in the US) competed in Cadet Men’s Sabre and won bronze. Finishing top 8 were Andrew Wei (BRE, Montreal, QC) and Alex Sun (DYN, Vancouver, BC) who were 6th and 7th respectively.

Simon Poon (TFC, Toronto, ON) earned a bronze medal in Cadet Men’s Foil and his brother Alex Poon finished in 8th place in the same competition.

Jane Caulfield (EFC, Edmonton, AB) was Canada’s top performer in Women’s Foil, earning a silver medal, while her teammates Annie Lin (TFC, Toronto, ON) and Corrine Balot (TFC, Toronto, ON) finished just off the podium in 5th and 6th place respectively.

Steven Grams (Canadian living in the US) was Canada’s only entry in men’s epee and he finished 8th overall.

Congratulations to all!

Competition continues for the Junior Pan American Championships in Individual and Team events. The schedule and full results can be found at:

http://esgrimacostarica.net/html/resultados/live_results/

Following is a summary of the Canadians who took part in the 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships:

Women’s Epee/Epee Féminin

Ariane Leonard – Saint-Lambert QC (OM)

Shirley Guo – North York ON (VGO)

Justine Boudreau – Sherbrooke QC (OM)

Linda Liu – North York ON (VGO)

 

Women’s Foil/Fleuret Féminin

Jane Caulfield – Edmonton AB (EFC)

Tinney Mak – Canadian in the US (OTT)

Annie Lin – Toronto ON (TFC)

Corrine Balot – Toronto ON (TFC)

 

Women’s Sabre/Sabre Féminin

Lily Liu – Richmond Hill ON (AXF)

JiaQi Wu – Montreal QC (BRE)

Zoe Wu – Markham ON (AXF)

Caroline Whitehead – Kingston ON (CUT)

 

Men’s Epee/Epee Masculine

Steven Grams – Canadian in the US (UNA)

 

Men’s Foil/Fleuret Masculin

Patrick Liu – Canadian in the US (OTT)

Darren Dong – Toronto ON (NYF)

Simon Poon – Toronto ON (TFC)

Alvin Poon – Toronto ON (TFC)

 

Men’s Sabre/Sabre Masculin

Andrew Wei – Montreal QC (BRE)

Nicholas Dinu – Canadian in the US (UNA)

Alex Sun – Vancouver BC (DYN)

Pierre-Frederic Kaluza – Montreal QC (BRE)

 

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