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.
Brisbane teenager Alicia Kwag is well placed to become the youngest fencer to represent Australia at the Olympic Games after progressing to the elimination rounds of the women's foil at the world championships in Moscow.
Australia have made a good start to the World Fencing Championships in Moscow with Melbourne's Lucas Webber blitzing his opposition to move into the qualifying rounds of the men's foil.
FENCING: Australian fencers aspiring to reach the Olympic Games will soon have a chance to meet a fencer who won an Olympic gold medal and went on to lead the Olympic movement.
@AUSOLYMPICTEAM: Limited access to social media has failed to stop the Australian Youth Olympic Team from being so social at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
Ned Fitzgerald exceeded expectations to make it into the quarter finals. Ned went down to Korean M C Seo 15-3 in a great day of fencing for the Aussie.
FENCING: Ned Fitzgerald will be giving it his all when he begins competition on Tuesday 19th August. The Victorian Fencer knows that it’s going to be tough but has set a realistic goal.
TEAM: We come from the land down under and we're heading to the 2nd summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Come along for the ride!