World veteran fencing title for Malcolm

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Southwell swordsman Malcolm Cawton has just landed gold and silver medals at the Veteran World Fencing Championships in Bulgaria.

Malcolm fences three weapons - foil, epee and sabre – and took silver at foil in the men’s 70+ (category C) and the gold medal - and world title - in the men’s Category C sabre competition.

Back in May Malcolm had won silver in the European Championships in Category 4 (70+) men’s sabre in Italy.

He set up Chilwell Blades Fencing Club nearly 40 years ago, where he continues to coach, and is only one of two current world fencing championships within the UK.

Visit for more information on the club. Picture by Gillian Aghajan.