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HONEYBONE James

sabre
Rank75
Pts19.50
Age28
HandR

Personal Information

Family Partner Kate Beardmore

Residence Truro, ENG

Occupation Athlete

Languages English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age nine.

Why this sport? "When I was young, I always tried any sport I could. I fell in love with fencing from the first day. I knew it was the sport for me."

Club / Team Truro Fencing Club: England

Name of coach Jon Salfield [club, national]

Training Regime He has three set training sessions a week, alongside gym work and extra sparring practice.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement Competing in front of a home crowd at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (baku2015.com, 23 Jun 2015)

Most influential person in career Coach Jon Salfield. (baku2015.com, 23 Jun 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "There is absolutely no substitution for hard work." (GuernseySports YouTube channel, 04 Sep 2012)

Famous relatives His partner Kate Beardmore represented Great Britain in fencing at the 2018 World Championships in Wuxi, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jun 2019; leonpaul.com, 17 Dec 2018; Facebook profile, 28 May 2018)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (pianetascherma.com, 23 Jun 2018)

Other information RETURN HOME
In 2017 he returned to England after spending the previous two years living and training in Budapest, Hungary. "As much as I will miss Hungary, I'm really excited to be back in the UK surrounded by my friends and family. And I can't wait to be back working on a daily basis with my coach and fencing maestro since my very first fencing session, Jon Salfield." (Instagram profile, 12 Jun 2018)

COACHING
He is a level two sabre fencing coach, and has worked at the Paul Davis Fencing Academy in Hertfordshire, England. (bfaeastern.org, 15 Apr 2018)

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