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Fencers Exceed Expectations

FIE Senior World Cup (Fencing) and  FIE World Cup 
2022 NCAA Fencing Championships

National women’s Sabreur and first-year Diploma in Business Studies student-athlete participated in her first-ever FIE (International Fencing Federation) Senior World Cup. It was held in Athens, Greece, from 4 to 6 March 2022. She made it through to play on day two in the Round of 64 to fence against World No. 6 Theodora Gkountoura at the green piste. However, Juliet could not match her more experienced opponent’s skills and finished 59th out of 168 participants.

Juliet shared, “I felt that it was a fun and meaningful experience. It’s my first time fencing in the senior category so I didn’t put too much pressure on myself. In the end, I fenced well and made it to day 2, top 64. It was completely unexpected and I did better than expected.”

Juliet’s next stop was the FIE World Cup in Istanbul, Turkey, from 18 to 20 March. This time, the sabreur did not make it to the round of 64. However, she was the best-performing Singaporean in the competition.

Also, foilist and past student-athlete Amita Berthier clinched a silver medal on 25 March at the 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Fencing Championships. This is her third individual NCAA fencing title, but the first time that she has achieved a silver medal after winning bronze twice. As the team championship is determined by the number of bouts won throughout the competition, her silver-medal win helped the University of Notre Dame retain its championship title. Amita has been studying at the University since 2018.

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