Four golds among another big medal haul for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencing stars at Warsaw World Cup

11 July 2022

There were eight medals, four of them gold, at the latest IWAS World Cup in Warsaw, Poland, for the Great Britain wheelchair fencing team that train at the University of Bath.

World Champion Dimitri Coutya led the way with a golden hat-trick as he enjoyed individual success in both the Category B epee and foil before joining forces with Piers Gilliver, Oliver Lam-Watson and Joshua Waddell to claim the men’s foil team title with a 45-37 victory over Italy.

Coutya was in dominant form in the individual events, winning 15-4 in the epee final against Iraq’s Amnar Ali before repeating that result in the foil final against Ukraine’s Oleg Naumenko.

Paralympic Champion Gilliver was also in fantastic form in the Category A epee competition, sealing his latest international gold medal with a 15-8 victory over France’s Luca Platania Parisi.

There were silver medals for Gemma Collis in the Category A sabre and epee, narrowly losing out 15-11 in both finals, while Paralympic medallist Lam-Watson and Shah Rashid won bronze in the Category A foil and Category B sabre respectively.

It continued an excellent season for the GB squad, whose EIS World-Class Wheelchair Fencing programme – coached by Peter Rome – is based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village.

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