Mauritian Satya Gunput on his way to the African Fencing Championships & Olympic Qualifier

Satya Gunput, a 20 year old Mauritian student at Oxford University, took up the Olympic sport of fencing at the age of 13 and until recently was in the Under 20 GBR team, competing internationally. He is now competing for Mauritius under special licence from the Fédération

Internationale d’Escrime (FIE) and is awaiting for the Mauritian Sport authorities to sort out the admin so he can sport full Mauritian colours at international fencing competitions.He trains around 20 hours a week while studying full time.
The young Mauritian student took part in the World Fencing Championships in Catania in October 2011. This season (from January 2012), he has travelled to compete at some of the most daunting internationals in the world, in fields of over 250 of the world’s top fencers (namely in Italy, Estonia, Qatar and France). He flies to Casablanca mid April to take part in the 2012 Zonal Olympic Qualifier and African Championships.  

Mauritius News, London 

* Published in print edition on 20 April 2012

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