Lukes fences for England

PUBLISHED: 10:42 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 01 August 2018

Luke Mason.

Luke Mason.


Fencer Luke Mason was selected to fence for England in the Commonwealth Games in Newcastle.

Luke Mason, a 17-year-old Weston College student, took part in the cadet Commonwealth Games in Newcastle.

This event happens every three years and Luke was selected to fence in the men’s epee for England.

He took part in the individual epee, doing well in the pool winning five out of six bouts placing him fifth seed. He worked steadily through the DEs to reach the semi-finals.

Here he was up against an Indian, although Luke had a height and reach advantage, his opponent had speed and explosiveness, it was an exciting match with Luke working to catch up on points, Luke changed tactics in the last period which helped but not enough and he came away with a bronze medal.

He was also on the team which made it to the final, unfortunately against India who won. Luke fenced extremely well bringing in two medals for England.

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