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Plymouth College pupil wins national fencing title

Abagael Black

PLYMOUTH College Preparatory School pupil Abagael Black, 11, has won the national under-11 girls’ IAPS Fencing Championships for the second year running.

Competing against some of the top young fencers in the country, Black took the title with a convincing 10-0 victory in the final.

Black’s IAPS success comes close on the heels of claiming third place in the Under-12 British Youth Fencing Championships. The competition was held over three days at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

“We are delighted with Abagael’s success in these two prestigious competitions,” said Plymouth College Preparatory School headmaster Chris Gatherer. “She works really hard in all that she does and is a great ambassador for the school.

“I’m sure there will be a lot more to come from her when she joins the senior school in September, where she will be able to continue her fencing as part of the Plymouth College Modern Pentathlon and Fencing Academy.”

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