Fencer Moore pleased with Games debut

Wheelchair fencer Justine Moore has set sights on her second event at the Paralympic Games after being eliminated from the Individual Foil event in the preliminary rounds.

Moore, 20, from Blackpool, was seeded 11th in the Foil event. She won just one of her five matches, beating Judit Palfi of Hungary 5-4, but also ran Ukraine’s Iryna Lukianenko close on a 5-4 defeat.

Moore, who was first introduced to the sport three years ago when she attended a junior camp at Stoke Mandeville, competes again in Epee on Wednesday at the ExCeL.

“The Epee is my best event so hopefully today’s experience will help me tomorrow,” she said.

“It was a tough pool with China and Germany, who are both favourites for the gold and I scored two points against the Chinese fencer.”

Moore, who had a red, white and blue facemask made especially for the Games added: “I was so excited when I knew I was coming here to compete and in the first match I was a bit shaky and nervous but in the second match I began to relax and I really enjoyed it.

“It was an amazing experience and I loved it.”

For more Paralympics news, head to www.paralympics.org.uk/gb.


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