Article from the Ottawa Citizen, April 13, 1995:
"PARIS (CP) -- Alexandra Wawryn of Ottawa single-handedly wiped
out the entire French team en route to a silver medal in the women's epee
cadet class at the world junior and cadet fencing championships.
It was Canada's first medal in world championship cadet
competition. wawryn, a 16-year-old Grade 11 student, dashed France's
medal hoped Wednesday by eliminating its three entries.
She followed with wins over Renata Dejewska of Poland 15-8 and
Lonila Piliponis of Estonia 15-9 before losing 15-7 to Emese Takacs of
Hungary in the gold medal match.
"'This is not a huge surprise of us because she has shown great
potential over the last couple of years,' said Canadian coach Jean-Pierre
Lecoz of Montreal.
'What really impressed me was her compusre. Unfortunately it was
such a long day she ran out of gas in the final.'"
She fences at our club. Another epeeist who recently attended the world
championships was James Ransom, ranking 60th (I think).
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