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PUBLISHED: 17:38 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:19 25 August 2010

A TEENAGER who started fencing when he was eight will represent Team GB in an international competition.

A TEENAGER who started fencing when he was eight will represent Team GB in an international competition.

Harry Peck, 12, from Blackheath, will be heading off to represent Great Britain in Challenge Wratislava in Poland later this month. He first started fencing at Eltham College and came third in the Preparatory Schools National Championships in his first year. Now the Olympic-hopeful trains a minimum of eight hours a week and has competed in regional and national tournaments.

His coach and former international fencer Tim O'Conor said: "Harry is an outstanding young fencer and he thoroughly deserves this latest honour."

The youngster recently won the Under-12 Kent title in Canterbury, where Eltham College pupils scooped first place in each age group in which they competed.


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