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Newham Swords youngster shines on World Cup stage

PUBLISHED: 16:30 15 February 2017

Newham Swords Teagan Williams-Stewart won the Newham National Junior Series in 2016

Newham Swords Teagan Williams-Stewart won the Newham National Junior Series in 2016

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Teagan-Williams sets new personal best in Pisa

Newham Swords Fencing Club’s rising star and GB under-17 international Teagan Williams-Stewart set a personal best when reaching the top 64 stage at the Pisa Under-17 World Cup event.

A total of 170 fencers took part in the competition and Williams-Stewart has now moved up from 12th to fourth in the GB under-17 rankings as a result of her latest performance.

The 14-year-old won the Newham National Junior Series in 2016 and the under-16 girls’ competition at the Eastern Region Championships last month and Swords head coach Pierre Harper said: “What an incredible result for Teagan who had to overcome strong opposition from girls who were two to three years older than her.

“Teagan has had a fantastic season so far which has included her 10th place at the Manchester under-17 International – at just 13 years of age – her bronze medal at the London under-17 GB qualifier, her GB selection for the under-17 World Cups in France and Italy, and her overall series win of the Newham National Junior Series.

“Teagan is an extremely talented young fencer, whom we expect to make the GB Cadet Team for the under-17 European and World Championships next season.”

Newham’s Georgia Silk has also been selected for the GB under-17 squad at the age of 14.


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