Luke faces world champion in European competition

PUBLISHED: 12:38 13 December 2017

Luke Mason.

Luke Mason.


Fencer Luke Mason was defeated by the world champion at a European cadet circuit fencing competition in Grenoble, France.

Weston College student Luke Mason, took part in a European cadet circuit fencing competition in Grenoble, France, against some of the best fencers in the world.

Starting strongly in the first round of pools, he won four out of six bouts. The second round of pools was a lot harder winning two, losing three, these were by a point, so could have gone either way.

Unfortunately, he was seeded 64th which meant he would be fencing a similar seeded athlete, who was a Spaniard seeded at 65. This first direct elimination match was frantic with both fencers keeping fairly level up to the first period.

Luke changed tactics in the second period and became more offensive, scoring with some well-timed hits gaining a lead and winning 15-12.

If Luke had maybe scored one more point during the pools, he may have avoided his next opponent until later on, but the next match was against the current world cadet champion, a left-handed Italian.

Luke did manage to score five points, but the speed and skill of his opponent was overwhelming and won before the first period.

Still Luke fenced with determination and did not give up, his final position was 54th out of 196.

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