Second place for fencer Luca Valetti

Luca Valetti

Luca Valetti - Credit: Archant

St Albans fencer Luca Valetti was rewarded for his long trip to Wrexham with a silver medal in the latest round of the Leon Paul junior foil series.

In a long day’s fencing, Valetti was ranked third going to into the direct elimination phase of the competition having suffered only two narrow defeats on the way.

He fought his way through successive knock-out bouts to reach the final. The final bout was hotly contested with the score close all the way through but eventually Valetti was defeated by nine points to 10.

This is Valetti’s best result in the season long series and is a testament to the increased amount of training that he has been undertaking in recent months.

Valetti said “I have been training 3 to 4 times a week since the summer and it is great to get a result like this in an event that had competitors from across the country”.

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