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The Leon Paul



Laurence Halsted

Laurence is one of England's Bright young stars and won the Junior European Championships in 2001. He has recently helped us to develop a special impact absorbing glove which will be released very soon. As part of his sponsorship deal we created the unique mask shown on the right.

Best results:

L64 2002 Senior International Cairo, La Coruna
15th World Under-20 Champs. Antalya, Turkey
L64 2001 Senior international Copenhagen
1st 2001 Slough Open
5th 2001 Senior British Championships
5th 2001 World Cadet Championships in Gdansk
1st 2001 Eden Cup Junior World Cup
1st 2001 Junior European Championships Hungary
2nd 2001 Essex Open
2nd 2001 Royal Armouries, Leeds, (invitation tournament for top 8 senior fencers)
1st 2001 British U-20 Championships
3rd 2001 Welsh Open
2nd 2001 Leon Paul International
3rd 2000 Cadet Leon Paul International

Realistic ambition: To win the Individual. Junior World Championships and receive a medal in the Team event and then, who knows?

Main task for improvement: Footwork

Rugby, football, supporting Arsenal football club. (favourite player Ray Parlour)

Born: 22/05/1984

Occupation: Gap year student

Years fencing: 10

Click on Laurence to see him in training.