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Duncan cousins battle for fencing glory

Georgia Newsome, left, faces Russ Barefoot in the direct elimination round during the fourth Valentine Salle la Fleche fencing tournament at the Si’em Lelum gym Saturday. Newsome advanced to the next round. - Andrew Leong
Georgia Newsome, left, faces Russ Barefoot in the direct elimination round during the fourth Valentine Salle la Fleche fencing tournament at the Si’em Lelum gym Saturday. Newsome advanced to the next round.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

Competitors put their hearts into the fourth annual Salle la Fleche Valentine's fencing tournament Saturday at the Si'em Lelum gym.

It was a Duncan family affair in the final of the senior sabre. With the score at 14-14, Shiming Huang and Duncan's Weibein Liang battled hard against each other for the final touch.

"Having been knocked out of the foil rounds by Weibein, Shiming was pleased with his comeback and victory over his cousin Weibein,'' noted event organizer Georgia Newsome.

Jaiwei Wu of Duncan and Nanaimo's Tommy Penner were third in the category.

In senior foil, Carolyn Granhom of La Salle in Vancouver bumped the cousins down a notch by taking top spot. Liang settled for second place and third was shared by Huang and Victoria's Benson Hung.

Duncan's Aden Nettleton won the youth 12 sabre division, with Neav Williams-Murphy of Ladysmith second. Colin Balme of Duncan and Jesse Scott from Nanaimo finished with third-place honours.

 

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