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North London Sabre Club's Aneesah Khan won her first national title on May 5
North London Sabre Club's (NLSC) Aneesah Khan won her first national title at the Under-12 British Youth Championships on May 5.
Khan, 11, qualified for the National Finals by virtue of being the London regional champion.
A comfortable 10-1 semi-final triumph over Yorkshire's Jess Simmonds was followed up a 10-5 success in the final, defeating Erin Corcoran of Wales.
The Championships were held over three days in Sheffield and were organised by British Fencing at the British Institute of Sport, welcoming 300 fencers from all over the UK.
All of the athletes competing earned their place at the tournament having via regional qualified tournaments.
NLSC have also enjoyed success closer to home recently, with Mike Hering taking gold at the recent Hertfordshire Senior County Sabre Championship at the expense of clubmate Peter Wright.
Club captain Hering retain his 2013 Men's Sabre County Title by defeating head coach Wright in a hard-fought final 15-13.
Hering, who is currently studying at Middlesex University, has previously represented Great Britain and Scotland at junior international events.
Andrew Aitken took bronze in the same competition, whilst in the ladies' competition, Lynn Williams took bronze.
In the women's novice competition, there was also a bronze medal for Shilpi Bhatia.
Reflecting on the club's recent success, head coach Wright said: "NLSC has been helping to train fencers in Enfield and North London for over 10 years. It is good to see how the commitment from both our longstanding and new fencers is bringing such success.
"Hopefully more and more children and adults will be encouraged to try this exciting sport which is accessible to all."
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