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ATHLETIC SUCCESS: Aldenham School students impress while representing nations 

 Published on: 22nd September 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Three students from Aldenham School had a successful time whilst representing their respected nations recently. 

Students Alina Cofie, Oliver Strange and Milly Gall (pictured L to R above) did their school and countries proud with their performances at the national and European competitions. 

Keen fencer Oliver Strange was selected for England Fencing in the Youth Five Nations competition and picked up a silver medal despite being the youngest member of the team. 

In the Men’s Foil individual event, Oliver’s performance landed the second spot on the podium and he then went on to help England get the gold in the men’s foil event. 

Building on this success, he went on to represent Maccabi GB in the 15th European Maccabi Games in Budapest.

Oliver once again made his mark and stormed through the individual and team fencing events to bring home a haul of fencing medals – three golds, one silver and one bronze. 

Oliver was then invited to attend a reception at the British Embassy in Budapest, where he met the British Ambassador, Ian Lindsay OBE, to celebrate Maccabi GB’s success at the games.

Moving onto athletics, Milly Gall was congratulated by her school for picking up a bronze medal at the UK National Championships in the U17 80m hurdles. 

The August competition saw fellow pupil Alina Cofie perform well in a tough race, where she finished seventh in the U15 75m hurdles. 

Isabella Yeabsley was selected to attend the Swim England National Talent Camp where she will be coached by some of the best coaches in the country. 

This is the start of the talent identification for GB swimming so is a reward for her hard work, commitment and excellent results at galas across the country over the last season.

Isabella was also selected, along with Lexi Yeabsley and Hannah Cushion, to attend the Hatfield Swim Camp pre-season training in Croatia. 

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