Silver medal for 88-year-old Norwich fencer

Connie Adam with her silver medal. Photo: Maurice Gray

Connie Adam with her silver medal. Photo: Maurice Gray - Credit: Archant

An 88-year-old sportswoman has brought home a silver medal from an international fencing competition.

Connie Adam, from Earlham, in Norwich, was the oldest challenger at the European Veterans Fencing Team Championships at Medway Park in Gillingham.

But she still managed to return with her fifth medal of the year after representing Great Britain Women's Sabre Grand Veterans team.

Mrs Adam said: 'I felt good and full of energy and very proud to be part of a team to represent my country.'

During the competition, which was held earlier this month, Mrs Adam fought against competitors from Germany and France.

And after coming second in her category, she now has more than 140 medals to her name from about 40 years of fencing.