Fencing - We Are England


A reliable source of medals for England, fencing was on the Sports Programme between 1950 and 1970.

England count famous names such as Arnold Cooperman, Charles de Beaumont and Bill Hosksys among their victorious fencing teams and won a total of 37 gold medals in the sport's 20 years at the Commonwealth Games.

Cardiff 1958 and Kingston 1966 were standout years for the nation, as on both occasions there were clean sweeps of the titles on offer.

Fencing at the Games featured up to eight events with men's and women's categories in individual épée, individual foil, team foil and tem sabre.

Bill Hoskyns' nine gold medals between 1958 and 1970 make him one of the most successful Commonwealth Games medallists ever.