Marc-Antoine Blais-Belanger Takes Home Gold in Men’s Epee at Louisville NAC

By admin November 11, 2014

Canadian fencers took part in the North American Cup (Junior, Cadet, Y14) from November 7-10 in Louisville, Kentucky with a number of outstanding results. Most notably, Montreal native Marc-Antoine Blais-Belanger won gold in the Men’s Junior Epee competition.  Blais-Belanger, who attends Ohio State University, finished top of the podium out of an event with more than 250 fencers.

“Today was a really good day and I am really happy about my performance,” stated Blais-Belanger. “I was feeling great and all my actions were working fine. I had a hard draw but I was able to go through even though there were three bouts where I finished ahead by only one point.”

While Blais-Belanger was the only Canadian to reach the podium, six Canadians finished top 8 in their event and another four had top 16 finishes – impressive results considering most events have between 100 to 200 competitors.

Other top Canadian performances included:

Junior Women’s Epee: Alexanne Verret (Quebec, QC) – 6th, and Michelle Li (Maple, ON) – 8th, out of 180 competitors.

Cadet Men’s Foil: Daniel Gu (Edmonton, AB) – 6th, and Sean Grant (Edmonton, AB) – 15th, out of 194 competitors.

Cadet Women’s FoilAngela Li (Toronto, ON) – 6th, out of 177 competitors.

Cadet Women’s EpeeCindy Gao (Toronto, ON)– 6th out of 137 competitors

Y14 Women’s Epee: Emily, Mason7th, and Michelle Kutik13th, out of 63 competitors.

Y14 Men’s Sabre: Francois Cauchon14th, and Louis-Charles Legault15th, out of 96 competitors


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