Maisie Takes Home Gold at IAPS Fencing Event
Eleven-year-old King’s Hall fencer Maisie Everett recently secured a gold medal in the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) Under 14 girls’ foil, in her first year competing in this age group.
Maisie had to work hard and scramble back from behind a number of times, which set her up well for the final. Getting behind in the score line, she showed focus, skill and determination to power on to a wonderful victory!
King’s Hall fencers also enjoyed success in the Under 11 girls’ foil, where some energetic and intelligent fencing secured a brilliant third place for Freya Spencer in her first ever competition.
Maisie also qualified to represent the South West in both foil and epee.
In the epee, Maisie ranked number two out of 31 after the first round, sailing through to her first DE 10-2.
As the competition intensified, she had to dig deep and won her next fight 10-8 before a nail-biting 10-9 match to make the last four.
Up against the eventual champion, Maisie performed brilliantly, taking the score to 7-10 before graciously accepting the bronze medal.
In April, Maisie and Year 6 pupil Maya Penn received awards from the GLL Sports Foundation - one of the largest independent athlete support schemes, which helps talented athletes across the UK achieve their sporting potential.