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World Champion Sylvie Binder Earns Two Bronze Medals at Summer Nationals

Dallas, TX — 2016 Cadet World Champion Sylvie Binder (Armonk, Fencing Academy of Westchester) returned to domestic competition at the 2016 Summer National Championships and July Challenge this past weekend. The tournament is the largest fencing competition in the world and is taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

Binder made two podium appearances, claiming a bronze in both the Division 1 Women’s Foil and the Junior Women’s Foil.

Congratulations to Sylvie, her family, and her coaches Slava Grigoriev and Anya Katkova.


Sylvie poses with 6-time Olympic Medalist (and fencing Goddess) Valentina Vezzali of Italy

West-Rock Fencer Sylvie Binder Claims World title

Armonk native and Fencing Academy of Westchester member Sylvie Binder was just crowned World Champion in Cadet Women’s Foil!

Sylvie went undefeated in pools and was dominate through-out the day, winning her direct eliminate bouts 15-8, 15-3, and 15-6, before making it to the semi-finals. In the top four, she defeated Lara Bertola (ITA) 15-3 in three periods to advance to the gold medal bout, where she triumphed over Sera Azuma (JPN) 15-12 for the gold.

Way to go Sylvie!

sylvie worlds

image via USA Fencing

This is Sylvie’s second Cadet World Championships. Last year, she finished with a bronze medal.

Sylvie will resume competition in Bourges, FRA tomorrow with the Cadet Team Event. She will also be representing West-Rock and the USA in the Junior (U20) Women’s Foil.

Keep bringing home the hardware, Champ!

West-Rock Fencer and Club Make the News

West-Rock foilist Sylvie Binder, who represented the US at the Cadet and Junior World Championships this past April, and brought home a bronze medal, has been making headlines. She was recently profiled by both News 12 and CBS. Check out her interview with CBS Sports Anchor Steve Overmyer:

Her News 12 interview can be seen HERE

West-Rock Fencer Sylvie Binder Takes Podium Placement at Cadet World Championships!

Congratulations to West-Rock fencer and Fencing Academy of Westchester member Sylvie Binder on a fabulous bronze medal finish at the Cadet World Championships!

Sylvie was seeded 18th out of pools and would upset the 2014 Cadet World Champion Marta Martyanova (RUS) in the round of 16 to advance to the quarter finals.

She finished 3rd, the highest American placement, and was joined in the top 8 by US teammate Stephanie Deschner (5th).

Sylvie Binder finished on the podium at the Cadet Worlds! Sounds like reason to celebrate to us!

Sylvie Binder finished on the podium at the Cadet Worlds! Sounds like reason to celebrate to us! (Image courtesy of US Fencing)

West-Rock Fencers Place at the 2015 Junior Olympics

Congratulations to our Junior Olympic medalists and their coaches!

Junior Women’s Epee Team — FAW, 2nd Place. Fencers: Berdichensky, Falkowski, Vigna, and Ra

Junior Women’s Epee — Victoria Wines, 5th, FAW

Junior Women’s Foil Team — FAW, Gold Medal. Fencers: Binder, Magera, Peters, Carminucci

And a special congratulations to Sylvie Binder who earned a spot as a member of the 2015 Cadet Nation Women’s Foil Team. She’ll fencing for the US in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in early April.