Talented Tia wins another national crown
PLYMOUTH College star fencer Tia Simms Lymn has been crowned England under-13 epeé champion.
She beat 35 girls at the event in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, winning the final by a convincing 10-1 margin.
Simms Lymn, who also took a silver medal in the under-13 foil event, captured the British under-14 epeé title last month.
Her success in both competitions will see her fence for the England under-15 team in multi-nation events in Paris in February (foil) and Poland in March (epeé).
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"Tia is an incredibly talented athlete," said Plymouth College director of modern pentathlon and fencing, Andy Hill. "Not only is she a national champion, but she has represented Britain and England overseas and is currently ranked No 1 in Britain in her age group. She has a very bright future ahead of her."
Meanwhile, Plymouth College Preparatory School pupil Taylor Ashby has won the IAPS Under-11 Girls' Epeé Championships.
This is the second year running a pupil from the school has taken the national title.
Ashby, 11, beat the top fencers in her age group from prep schools around the country. She won all five fights in the pools and made it through direct elimination undefeated to take the title in the final.
"We are very proud of Taylor", said Plymouth College Preparatory School headmaster, Chris Gatherer. "She has only been fencing for a year so this is an outstanding result. The IAPS Fencing Championships is a really prestigious competition and it is great to see someone from our school on the podium again."
Other pupils competing were Olivia Tanner who came eighth in the girls' competition and Samuel Malcolm who came 10th in the boys' event.