By Ollie Williams
British Fencing has secured a £1m sponsorship deal with which to fund full-time training for team members, a national academy and events in Britain.
The cash, from insurers Beazley, represents a 32% increase in funding for the sport, which saw UK Sport decrease its backing two years ago.
British Fencing now hopes to double the number of fencers it can support.
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Team Canada also got significant funding for their elite programs to bring in some top international coaches and help fund their athletes.
Time for USA Fencing to make this happen!