Following a tough day of fencing, Glen Ostacchini today won Commonwealth Silver in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championships, currently being held in London.
Winning 6 poule fights out of 7, Glen was ranked 12 going into the Direct Elimination. This gave him a bye into the L32, where he defeated Robert CICCARELLI (CAN), 15:12. This took him into the L16, against Ben PEGGS (ENG), who he quickly despatched, 15:9. Now in the L8, he met Jiaan LI (CAN). Glen defeated Li 15:12, taking him into the semi-finals, and guaranteed him a medal.
In the L4, Glen came up against Keith COOK (SCO). winning 15:10, taking him into the Final.
In the other half of the draw a tight all-English semi-final saw Harry BIRD defeat Kamal MINOTT 15:14.
The final was a very tight fight, with the lead changing hands regularly, but with Harry eventually coming out as victor, 15:14.
Well done, Glen. Wales is proud of you!
Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=smf&Page=clasfinal.htm