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Plymouth College’s Tia Simms-Lymn wins two bronze medals at Commonwealth event

Tia Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships

PLYMOUTH College’s Tia Simms-Lymn won two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships in Cape Town.

Competing for Jamaica, the 16-year-old came third in both the under-17 and under-20 age groups.

In the under-17 section, Simms-Lymn beat England’s Rebecca Wakefield 16-9 in the last 16 before overcoming Australia’s Bonita Rui 15-4 in the quarter-finals.

However, her hopes of reaching the final were dashed by England’s Laura Sheffield, who beat her 14-8 in the semis.

In the under-20 event, Simms-Lymn beat India’s Ena Arora 15-8 in the last 16. In the quarter-finals she beat Australia’s Emily Principe 15-12 before suffering heartbreak in the semi-finals where she was narrowly edged out 15-14 by England’s  Elizabeth Powell.

Plymouth College’s director of modern pentathlon and fencing, Andy Hill said: “This has rounded of a great year for Tia in which she has been a Youth Olympic finalist, Commonwealth senior silver medallist, Pan American U17 Champion and British U16 Champion.”

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