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ATHLETE PROFILE

Fencing
Jonathan Webb
Sport: Fencing
Home Town: New Eltham
National Ranking: 2014 Under 20 British National Sabre Champion; 2013-2014 No 1 in the British Under 20 Sabre Rankings

JJ began fencing at the relatively late age of 11 years old but quickly worked his way to the top of the rankings. In April 2016 at the age of 20 he took gold at the Senior British Nationals and became the 2016 Senior National Sabre Champion. He also medalled at the London International Satellite event where he took Bronze.

 

In the 2014-2015 season he underwent selection alongside the top nine senior fencers and was successful in being one of only six Sabre fencers to be placed on British Fencing World Class Program to prepare for the 2020 Olympics. JJ is now currently ranked in the top 4 of the senior rankings.

 

Internationally

 

In 2015 aged 19 JJ was selected to represent the Senior GB team at the World Championships, since then he has been selected and represented Team GB at every major senior international both in the individual and team events.

This now means since 2015 JJ has represented Great Britain at Senior, Junior and Cadet international selection events over the past six years, including the European and World Championships. In the 2015-2016 season JJ took Bronze at the London International Satellite event.

In the 2012-2013 season JJ took Silver and Bronze medals at two of the three nominated international events.  At the 2013 Cadet World Championships from a field of 78 fencers JJ finished 12th narrowly losing 15-13 to the eventual World Champion, he also finished the season ranked 5th in the European rankings.

 

JJ’s short term goal is to work his way up the senior world ranking and break into the top 70 this year, his ultimate goal is to take gold at the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

Major achievements.

 

2015-2016

Senior British National Championships Individual  ..Gold

Senior British National Championships Team        ..Silver

Junior British National Championships Individual  ..Silver

London International Satellite                             ..Bronze

Junior world cup Budapest Team                         ..4th

Junior world cup Budapest Team                         ..5th

 

2014-2015

Selected and now on British Fencings World Class Performance Program W.C.P

Selected for the 2015 Senior World Championships,

Senior British National Championships. Bronze

U20 British National Championships. Silver

2nd in the U20 British national rankings

U20 European Championships. 32nd

U20 World Championships. 24th

UK school games. Gold

UK school games team event. Gold 

 

2013-2014

Selected and now on British Fencings World Class Performance Program W.C.P

U20 British National Championships. Gold

1st in the U20 British national rankings

U20 European Championships. 24th

U20 World Championships. 30th

Senior British National Championships. 6th

UK school games. Silver

UK school games team event. Gold 

 

2012-2013

1st in the U17 British national rankings

5th in the Under 17 European ranking

U17 World Championships. 12th

U17 European Championships. 26th

U17 National championships Bronze

U20 British National Championships.  10th

Senior British National championships. 10th

British youth Championships U16. Bronze

UK School games. Gold

UK school games team event. Gold 

Meylan international.  Silver

Goppingen international. 7th

Camden international.  Bronze

Camden international Team.  Bronze

 

2011-2012

1st in the U17 British national rankings

17th in the Under 17 European ranking

U17 World Championships. 11th

U17 European Championships. 13th

U17 National championships. Silver

English U15 youth Championships Silver

U17 Stratford cadet selection. Gold

Meylan U17 international.  9th

Meylan U17 international team event. Silver

Goppingen U17 international. 6th

Camden U17  international.  7th

Moneteau U15 international. Bronze

 


At the 2013 Cadet World Championships from a field of 78 fencers JJ finished 12th narrowly losing 15-13 to the eventual World Champion.

 

JJ’s short term goal is work his way through the under twenty world ranking and to medal at the European and World championships, JJ’s ultimate goal is to take gold at the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

Major achievements over the past three seasons.

 

2013-2014

 

Selected and now on British Fencings World Class Performance Program W.C.P

U20 British National Championships. Gold

1st in the U20 British national rankings

U20 European Championships. 24th

U20 World Championships. 30th

Senior British National Championships. 6th

UK school games. Silver

UK school games team event. Gold 

 

2012-2013

 

1st in the U17 British national rankings

5th in the Under 17 European ranking

U17 World Championships. 12th

U17 European Championships. 26th

U17 National championships Bronze

U20 British National Championships.  10th

Senior British National championships. 10th

British youth Championships U16. Bronze

UK School games. Gold

UK school games team event. Gold 

Meylan international.  Silver

Goppingen international. 7th

Camden international.  Bronze

Camden international Team.  Bronze

 

 

2011-2012

 

1st in the U17 British national rankings

17th in the Under 17 European ranking

U17 World Championships. 11th

U17 European Championships. 13th

U17 National championships. Silver

English U15 youth Championships Silver

U17 Stratford cadet selection. Gold

Meylan U17 international.  9th

Meylan U17 international team event. Silver

Goppingen U17 international. 6th

Camden U17  international.  7th

Moneteau U15 international. Bronze

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