Today, 9 August, we celebrate the 96th birthday of Australia’s oldest living Summer Olympian, Catherine Onslow (née Pym), who competed in Fencing at the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games.
With our Aussie athletes dominating at World Championships across the globe and our winter athletes ramping up preparations for PyeongChang 2018, here are 10 exciting things we learnt this month
Australia has achieved its best fencing World Championship result since 2003, with Sholto Douglas finishing 21st in a field of 156 in the individual men’s foil event at Leipzig, Germany.
Three top-20 performances have highlighted a strong Asian Championships for the Australian Fencing Team who have just returned home from Hong Kong.
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the event programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The Australian Fencing Federation has described funding from the Australian Olympic Committee as “a real positive” which bolsters the team’s pursuit of a place at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Australia has performed incredibly at the Asian Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships in Korat, Thailand, finishing the competition with two bronze medals.
It is with deep sadness that the Australian Olympic Team has a new oldest living Olympian after the passing of Helen Joy Hardon, who was a fencer at the Melbourne 1956.