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N. Haven teen wins gold in fencing championship

Nicole Kogan

NEW HAVEN – Nicole Kogan, a 15-year old New Haven sophomore, has won the Individual Women’s Foil title at the 2012 Connecticut State High School Fencing Championship, held on March 3 at the Hopkins School in New Haven.
The Championship is organized by the Connecticut High School Fencing Association, whose five divisions oversee approximately 25 member high schools. Close to 200 fencers from approximately 25 high schools all across Connecticut participated in the championship tournament, organized by the Connecticut High School Fencing Association.
A graduate of the Ezra Academy in Woodbridge, Kogan is a student at the Hopkins School, where she is a member of the varsity fencing team. She also trains at the Fencing Academy of Westchester in New York.
In recent years, the Olympic sport of fencing, dubbed a ‘physical chess’ sport due to its use of both mental tactics and physical skills, has received increased attention at the high school level across the U.S., and specifically in Connecticut.

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