Ian makes trophy clean sweep

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Leverington fencer Ian Day picked up four trophies at the Chichester Open Championships despite cracking two ribs.

The 23-year-old, who was competing in a disabled fencing association event, finished the overall winner and was also named as fencer of the month.

On the first day he finished third in the epee but sustained two cracked ribs and after a hospital visit was advised to go home.

But on the next day it was Day’s favourite event, the foil, and he defied the pain to come out first and make him the overall competition winner.

Day said: “It was fantastic to finish the weekend with four trophies. The ribs are very sore now but hopefully the pain will have gone before I compete in West Sussex on May 28.”

Day, who only took up the sport less than two years ago, now has his sights set on winning a place at the London Paralympic Games next year.