Brooklyn, NY (April 2, 2018) – First-time Junior World Championship Team member, 17-year-old, Alan Temiryaev, took 12th place in the individual epee competition on the first day of the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Verona, Italy.
Temiryaev, a member of last year’s Cadet World Team, defeated Marin Atanasov (BUL), 15-11, and Fynn Fafard (CAN), 14-11, to advance to the 32.
“I just came in feeling really confident. I was inspired by some other fencers who believe that if you believe you can do it, then you can do it,” Temiryaev said. “That was my mentality, especially against Fafard, where the score was touch for touch. I just believed I had to be stronger and more dominant and if I just believed in myself like I did, I just got those touches. It’s all about confidence and pulling through.”
After easily taking the bout against Goncalo Alves (POR), 15-5, Temiryaev faced Davide Di Veroli (ITA), the 2017 Cadet World Champion. Temiryaev kept the bout close, but at 9-8, Di Veroli put up three straight single touches and used the momentum to win, 15-10. Di Veroli went on to claim the silver in the event. Temiryaev will be back in action on Monday as part of the Cadet World Team.
“This is my first Junior World Championships and I hope there will be many more. I’m quite pleased with my result,” Temiryaev said. “Of course we would have wanted to do more and achieve as much as possible, but you know your limits and then for next year you work harder to achieve those limits.”
Temiryaev is a student at New York Fencing Academy in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. He has been training with Coach Misha Mokretsov since he began fencing at age 10.
New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 by owner and head coach Misha Mokretsov and is located in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. NYFA has quickly become a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee programs in the country. NYFA has been ranked #1 in youth epee and Fencing Club of the Year by National Fencing Club Rankings, and has produced National and World Champions, and has members on the USA cadet and junior national teams and French junior national team. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, day camps, and the biggest Summer epee camp in the US. Visit http://www.fencenyfa.com for more info.
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