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Alumni wins Bronze at the 2020 European Fencing Championships

Date Posted: Wednesday 15 April 2020

Ashford School alumni Carolina Stutchbury has won a bronze medal at the 2020 European Fencing Championships in Croatia, after competing for the first time ever in the competition.

Carolina travelled from her home in America to participate in the championships, where she competed against Europe’s top fencers, including Russia’s second best fencer, whom she won against with a score of 9-2. As the youngest competitor, Carolina lost only in the finals, securing her overall third place and entry into the World Championships!

Carolina, who is currently ranked 55th in Great Britain for fencing, picked up the sport at Ashford Prep School a few years ago before pursuing the sport professionally. In an email to the School, Carolina’s mum thanked her teachers for all they had done to help her develop her skills and talent during her time at the School.

"‘Ashford School is unique in that it allows its’ student to develop at their own pace. Because of this, Carolina is now teaching herself calculus and always completes her work with speed before moving onto the next section.’"

Alongside Carolina’s fantastic achievements in the fencing arena, she has also been awarded an academic scholarship to Stanford High School, where she will commence her studies in the new academic year.

We are so proud of Carolina and wish her all the best in her preparation for the upcoming World Championships!

You can watch Carolina’s Finals match here: