Chesterfield fencing star Hannah Lawrence has retained her British Women’s Epee Championship for a second year at SportsDock, University of London.
In the direct elimination stage Hannah beat some of the top British epeeists with stylish and gutsy fencing. She won four out of five poule fights to be seeded number four on the day.
Hannah’s only troublesome opponent came in the semi-final – Lizzie Powell of Kenilworth Sword, who was a close match finishing 15-14.
In the final Hannah got back into swing of things and beat Great Britain Under -23 fencer Hannah Nesbitt 15-6, to lift the title for the third time, having first won in 2009.
Speaking of her success, Hannah said: “This is a great time to be fencing with the two clubs located in the Chesterfield area – Wingerworth Fencing Club and The Derbyshire Epee Academy.