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hokers
-23rd May 2012, 09:59
Just out of interest, as we are discussing the merits of sending younger fencers to major championships "for experience", I thought it would be interesting to look back at the fencers selected for the Pathway back at the start of 2007. How many are still fencing, how many have retired, qualified etc. So this was a 5.5 year plan at the time, with various reviews and revisions along the way, so not entirely dissimilar to the idea of planning for the 2016 Olympics. Though not specifically targetted at younger fencers, only 5 are over 30 today.

http://www.fencingforum.com/forum/showthread.php?7962-BFA-Olympic-Pathway&p=161207&viewfull=1#post161207


From 2007
World Class Podium Programme
JAMES BEEVERS (27)
LOUISE BOND-WILLIAMS (24)
JO HUTCHISON (20)
RICHARD KRUSE (23)
CHRYSTALL NICOLL (20)
DAVID RISELEY (22)

The ten new members of the World Class Development programme are:
ANNA BENTLEY (25 Foil) from West London
CHRIS BUXTON (26 Sabre) from Somerset
KEITH COOK (25 Foil) from Edinburgh
LAURENCE HALSTED (22 Foil) from Highgate, North London
NEIL HUTCHISON (22 Sabre) from Bath
ED JEFFERIES (17 Foil) from Inverness
STUART MARSHALL (18 Sabre) from Hyde, Cheshire
AHMED ROSOWSKY (18 Foil) from Sheffield
JAMES TAYLOR (24 Epee) from South Wales
JON WILLIS (25 Epee) from Stockport


I reckon
Retired from international competition
Beevers, Riseley, Buxton, Marshall and Taylor (various reasons) (31%)

Qualified by rights for 2012
Kruse (6%)

Eligible for home nations selection (1xL16 or 2xL32)
Bond-Williams, J Hutchison, Nicoll, Halsted, Willis (31%)

Any of those wrong? Anyone else retired that I haven't mentioned?

Anyone want to do the analysis?