FENCING: Abbie strikes gold in Yorkshire

Abbie Johnson with her fencing gold medal EMN-150202-102133001
Abbie Johnson with her fencing gold medal EMN-150202-102133001

Cordeaux Academy’s Abbie Johnson really is a golden girl...and now she has the meal to prove it.

She competed in the 1st leg of the Yorkshire Youth Fencing League in her inaugural match in the U16 category.

Despite having just spent 30 hours on a coach returning from the Academy ski trip, she was ready for a 6am start for the journey to Wakefield.

Her efforts were well worth it as she came away with a gold medal.

Her coach Jim Harrison said: “A well-deserved first gold to Abbie who fenced really well in an excellent final.”

Her next focus is the Yorkshire Youth Championship on March 15, which is the qualifier for the British Youth Fencing Championships in May in Sheffield.