Amber Briar and Trinity Lowthian competed last week at the IWAS World and Pan Am Championships in Brazil. Congratulations to these athletes who are heading home with a total of 7 medals.
Amber, who trains at Brock University and is coached by Tim Stang started the medal haul with a bronze medal at the Under 23 World IWAS Epee Championships. Amber competes in the A division. The U 23 event was a combined A/B event. Trinity, who competes in the B category placed 5th in the epee event. In foil and sabre U23 events Amber and Trinity finished 5th and 6th respectively. This event was competed on Oct 19, 20, 21 in Sao Paulo Brazil.
On Oct 22-25, also in Brazil at the IWAS Pan Am championships, Amber went on to add to her individual medal haul with a Bronze in the Pan Am Category A Championship. This was the first qualifying event for Paris Paralympic Games 2024.
The surprise of the week was Trinity Lowthian. Trinity shocked the field by reaching the final in her first ever senior event. Trinity defeated World Ranked #8 Monica Santos in the Semi final and lost a hard fought final to world #3 Ellen Geddes from the USA 15-12. Trinity’s silver medal skyrocketed her world ranking to 21st. Trinity, trains at Ottawa Fencing and is coached by Benjamin Manano and Paul ApSimon. Trinity’s results are even more impressive as she only started fencing in May 2022. She was the youngest medalist in the field by more than a decade.
Trinity’s success continued with a Bronze in both Sabre and Foil. Trinity and Amber then teamed up with Quebec’s Sylvie Morel to win a Bronze in the Women’s Epee Team event.
Congratulations to the wonderful Athletes.