Olympics: Truro fencer James Honeybone goes for Gold
Cornish fencer James Honeybone will be competing for Gold at the London 2012 Olympics today (Sunday).
James will be competing in the individual men's sabre which starts, with a round of 64, at 10.30am and finishes, with the final, at 7.30pm.
James, who started fencing at the age of nine in Truro, was the youngest British number one in his sport aged just 17. He is also the only fencer to be ranked GB number one at U17, U20 and senior level at the same time.
Still working with the same coach with whom he had his first lesson, James went on to reach the final of the U17 World Championships, and two U20 World Cups, and now aged 21 has scored some notable wins over world top 10 fencers in his first full senior season.
The full schedule for James sabre event today is as follows:
10:30 - 11:10 Men's Individual Sabre Round of 64
11:30 - 12:50 Men's Individual Sabre Round of 32
13:10 - 13:50 Men's Individual Sabre Round of 16
14:10 - 14:30 Men's Individual Sabre Quarter-finals
18:00 - 18:40 Men's Individual Sabre Semi-finals
18:50 - 19:10 Men's Individual Sabre Bronze Medal Match Medal event
19:10 - 19:30 Men's Individual Sabre Gold Medal Match
- Ben Ainslie will also be in action today in the Men's Finn. He will complete two, out of ten, heat races. The first race will take place between 12pm and 1pm, the second between 1.40pm and 2.40pm.