Mark Ballard Wins Bronze at 2015 Veterans Fencing World Championships
The 2015 Veterans Fencing World Championships are taking place in Limoges, France from October 19-25 with Canadians represented in many categories.
Today, Canada obtained its first medal of these Championships, with Mark Ballard's bronze medal in Men's Epee Category B. Ranked third after a strong Poules round, Ballard had a bye into the round of 32 where he defeated Swiss Pfulg Philippe 10-5. Ballard then faced Werner Hensel from Germany in the round of 16 and defeated him 10-4 putting him into the quarter-finals where he fenced Paul Muller of Switzerland who he defeated a close 5-4.
Ballard's run ended in the semi-final with his loss to Yamazaki from Japan 10-7, giving him the bronze medal and Canada's first podium performance of this Championship.
Competition continues through to Sunday.
For full schedule, results and photos of the event, please visit: http://veteransfencingwch2015.blogspot.ca/