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DAVIS James-Andrew

foil
Rank29
Pts56.00
Age27
HandL

Personal Information

Residence San Francisco, CA, USA

Occupation Athlete, Coach

Languages English

Higher education Psychology - Middlesex University: London, ENG

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup1113
Bonn (GERMANY), 2016-02-05San José (USA), 2015-10-16St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2016-05-13
Zone Championships1-12
Strasbourg (FRANCE), 2014-06-07Zagreb (CROATIA), 2013-06-16
Grand Prix1--1
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2013-03-04
-1-1
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2010-12-05

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age four.

Why this sport? "I watched it for about a year at a Saturday club when my mother would pick my brother up for the sport he was doing."

Club / Team ZFW Fencing Club: London, ENG

Name of coach Ziemek Wojciechowski [club], POL

Training Regime He trains in California, United States of America.

Handedness Left

General Interest

Hobbies Hiking, watching Formula One, playing the guitar. (britishfencing.com, 19 Jul 2018)

Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (sportspielonline.com, 20 Apr 2017)

Hero / Idol British fencer Richard Kruse. (sport-magazine.co.uk, 01 Aug 2013)

Injuries He sustained a separated collarbone in the late part of 2016. He required surgery and was unable to compete for three months. (sportspielonline.com, 20 Apr 2017)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Focus on small gains, nothing will happen overnight." (bbc.co.uk, 05 Aug 2013)

Milestones He became the first British fencer to win gold in individual foil at the European championships when he claimed victory at the 2014 edition in Strasbourg, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jun 2019; bbc.co.uk, 04 Jun 2015)

Ambitions To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (britishfencing.com, 19 Jul 2018)

Other information MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
In November 2013 he relocated from the UK to San Francisco, CA, United States of America. "I initially went over there for a two-month trial to see how the club system worked and I fell in love with it. The [British] federation have been brilliant in supporting my move and getting to spar with the US fencers has really pushed me on, so it's win-win." (hamhigh.co.uk, 04 May 2019; bbc.co.uk, 04 Jun 2015)

WEIGHT LOSS
After being given an ultimatum by his coach, he lost approximately 32 kilograms in the 18 months leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "He felt that I could go on and be successful in this sport but the one big change had to be the weight loss." (sportspielonline.com, 20 Apr 2017; telegraph.co.uk, 30 Jul 2012)

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