Rajan Rai

Funding Level: Podium Potential
DOB: 10.02.1996
Club: Unattached
Coach: Maciej Wojtkowiak
Discipline: Men’s Foil
Best Result: 2016 Junior Team World Championship Bronze Medallist
Rajan’s interest in fencing came from watching the movie, The Mask of Zorro. He became inspired the first time he saw Zorro lift his sword in the film and his words became “compelled to make success in fencing part of his life”. He began the sport at Grays Fencing Club under the guidance of Mark Chapman before moving to work with Pierre Harper at Newham Swords. He has now competed for over twelve years in a career which has produced multiple domestic and international medals. He has represented Great Britain since the age of 15 and is now part of the national senior squad.

He trains five times a week for around four hours per day at the Elite Training Centre in North London. Shortly after moving to the ETC, Rajan won a team bronze medal as part of the British team at the 2016 Junior World Championships.

He combines fencing with his studies at Kings College London and was recognised for managing his time by British Olympic legend, Tessa Sanderson. He applies devotion, drive and enthusiasm for the sport in equal measure and aspires to be part of the British Olympic team for Tokyo 2020.

Education:

Primary: Horsted Primary
Secondary: Beal High School
University: Kings College London

Athlete Quotes:

"No matter where you come from, anything is possible."

"To protect and fight for righteousness with the sword is a Sikh principle."

"Consistency, positive attitude and hunger to win."

"Singh is king."