Carole Wengraf 1938-2012
Carol tragically died whilst fencing in the Celtic Challenge taking place in Galicia, Spain on 23rd June 2012.
She joined the NVA in 1997 and immediately earned the respect of her veteran fencing colleagues through her warmth and generous attitude towards everyone who met her.
Carol was a 3 weapon fencer and always entered all 3 weapons in the National Championships and was remarkably consistent in displaying her considerable fencing ability.
From 2001 to 2011 she won her age category medal in Women's Sabre every year at the British Veterans Championships and missed just one medal in 2008 when she retired injured.
From 2003 to 2011, she competed in the European Veterans Individual Championships, a competition held every 2 years, and in 2007 she won the Silver Medal. In every other event, she won the Gold Medal which was a truly remarkable achievement.
During this time, she also won 2 Bronze medals at Epee in 2009 and 2011 and won the Women's Sabre Gold Medal in the 2011 Veterans World Championships.
Before she retired, Carol was an ENT surgeon at a time when there were considerable barriers to women in the profession. Carol leaves a son, David, Daughter in Law Helen and a grandson who she always affectionately called “sprogget”
Carol was a true Ambassador for Great Britain's veteran fencing and she has certainly left a legacy of achievement as an example for all veterans to follow and she will be sadly missed by us all.