Marcus Mepstead

DOB: 11th May 1990
Club: Unnattached
Coach: Andrey Klyushin
Discipline: Men’s Foil
Best Result: European Games Team Gold (2015)
Marcus Mepstead is British Fencing’s rising star, having his breakthrough season in the run-up to Rio 2016. Three consecutive top 16 finishes in international tournaments has cemented his place on Team GB.

He started fencing aged nine at the Hall School (Swiss Cottage) and excelled as a Junior (under-20) fencer, claiming his best result, a gold medal at the 2007 World Cup in Burgsteinfurt. He married his fencing training with his studies at the London School of Economics, earning a 2:1 (Hons) Degree in Geography & Economics, before becoming a full-time fencer on British Fencing’s World Class Programme.

As well as being part of the 2010 and 2013 British teams who won a bronze medal at the European Championships, Marcus went down in history as a gold medallist in the Men’s Foil team at the inaugural European Games in Baku in 2015. His 2010 bronze medal meant he became Britain’s youngest athletes to win an European Fencing medal.

When he’s not fencing Marcus likes to spend time on the beach and surfing is one of his passions but other sports also feature on his hobby-list, including football, rugby and swimming. He’s also recently taken up golf, with many dubbing him the next Rory Mcillroy.

A promising career in the business sector is in his future but for now Marcus is focussed on achieving World Championship and Olympic glory on the fencing piste.

Education:

Primary: Hall School, Swiss Cottage, London
Secondary: Westminster School, Westminster, London
University: London School of Economics, Geography & Economics, 2:1 BSc (Hons) in 2014

Athlete Quotes:

“I took up fencing almost by accident. After watching an after-school club I wanted to get involved and the rest history….. in the making…..”

“The best thing about the sport is the combination of the mental and physical aspects that fencing gives.”

“My best advice to budding fencers is to give everything you’ve got and trust yourself.”

“My fencing ambition is to be Olympic Champion.”

Season Ending Ranking

World Championships Results

European Championships Medals

Year Rank Year Rank Year Rank
2015 113 2015 74 2013 Zagreb 3rd (Team)
2014 77 2014 56 2010 Leipzig 3rd (Team)
2013 74 2013 76