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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!

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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 Sends Two to the Cadet & Junior World Championships

Congratulations to West-Rock Division fencers Riya Dave and Joshua Cole who after a long season of domestic and world cup tournaments, earned berths on the US Cadet & Junior World Championship Teams.

Joshua earned a spot on both the Cadet and Junior Men’s Epee Teams. He is from Chappaqua and represents the Fencing Academy of Westchester, where he is coached by Alex Zurabishvili.

Riya, a Junior at Ardsley High School, will be fencing in Cadet Women’s Saber. She is coached by Jason Sheridan at Sheridan Fencing.

We wish these two good luck and good fencing in Croatia in April!

Riya Dave will fence on the Cadet Women's Saber Team

Riya Dave will fence on the Cadet Women’s Saber Team