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doobarz
-20th April 2004, 22:27
From www.fencing.org.nzl


New Zealand fencer Jessica Beer today won the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifying Women's Epee event in Manila.

The 24 year old vet has built an official world ranking of 141st from a year of training and competing on the European circuit. She was one of twelve contestants from twelve countries in the combined Asia/Oceania Olympic Zone event, vying for one place in women's epee.

Jessica, a World Cup bronze medal winner in Ipswitch last year comfortably beat her Thai contestant in the final 15-7, having already disposed of her semi-final opponent from Kazakstan.

She now joins an Olympic field just 36 contestants in her event who can qualify world wide.

Jessica is the first New Zealand women to ever qualify in fencing at the Olympic Games and joins the previous five men who have contested four previous Olympic Games; 1964, 1984, 1988 1992.

Australian
-21st April 2004, 09:25
omgosh!

go jess!!

GrahamWatts
-21st April 2004, 14:47
I'm really pleased for her - great news!

Graham

nirvana
-21st April 2004, 18:50
wow

Danny_Boy
-21st April 2004, 20:34
I heard somewhere that she was doing a degree or something in Nottingham...so...*cracks knuckles*...should be easy to snare her for the East Midlands Winton Team next season...

:grin:

-

Danny Boy

randomsabreur
-22nd April 2004, 12:30
I think she works in Leicestershire, and fences at a couple of EM Clubs!

Good on her, that makes 4 GB based fencers going then (that I know of - please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)

colliebeast
-22nd April 2004, 13:08
Originally posted by randomsabreur

Good on her, that makes 4 GB based fencers going then (that I know of - please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)

well technically louise isn't GB based!

uk_45
-22nd April 2004, 18:28
Well done,

Should turn out to be a good olympics!