Harrison Nichols, one of the most promising fencers of this year, has successfully participated in U23 British Fencing Epee National in London. Being only 21, he gained the Champion title the second year in a row. Harrison also took part in the European Under 23 championship in Armenia in April. Besides, he’s going to Canberra, Australia, 23-28 November 2018, as the chosen one for the Commonwealth Fencing Championships. To complete the list of achievements Harrison has just got a grant for training support from Imperium Investments.
He had been selected to visit the training camp in Tauberbischofsheim driven by the DFB Epee Group. This is actually the place where Olympic athletes are trained. Thus, it is a great chance to practice and compete with skillful fencers and get a top-level coaching. Harrison claimed that support by Imperium Investments gave him an opportunity to develop his skills and participate in further competitions without having stress on financial issues.
CEO of Imperium Investments, Dmitry Leus, who has actually been a fencer since childhood, points that it is extremely meaningful for him to support young talent. He believes that the trip to Tauberbischofsheim is something that could change Harrison’s life because only a few people from abroad are allowed to join, which makes it even more important. Dmitry and his team are sure that young fencer would seize the chances that are coming in 2018 and would put his best foot forward.
Georgina Usher, the chief executive officer of British Fencing commented on the necessity of this kind of financial support due to the fact that fencing is an unfunded performance sport. She affirmed that it may give Harrison and his coach an opportunity to build a continuous training plan without having any doubts on the financial matter.
British Fencing has become an inspiring connection between Imperium Investments and not only Harrison Nichols, but also another participant of Tauberbischofsheim training camp – Paul Sanchez Lethem, the UK’s top-ranked British male fencer.
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