Fencing

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Fencing

The act of buying stolen property with the intention of re-selling it to unsuspecting persons. For example, a person may steal jewelry to sell to a middleman (called a fence), who then re-sells it a buyer who may or may not realize that the jewelry is stolen. Fences profit from paying low prices for the stolen property and re-selling it at retail prices (prices comparable to those on the legitimate market). Fencing is illegal in most jurisdictions, but it may be difficult to prove in court.
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Smith was the only Brit to make the podium alongside Japan, Jamaica and Germany, and is now the second highest ranked British Epeeist in the world at 210th.
Epeeist Iona Pearson (Cardiff) was 32nd in her competition.
CARDIFF epeeist James Taylor has been named Welsh fencer of the year.
Taylor took the silver medal in the men's epee, beaten 15-11 in the final by defending champion Jon Willis, who is currently Britain's top-ranked epeeist by some margin.
Top men's epeeist Jon Willis - last year's winner - had to be content with second place this time around, beaten in the final by Tom Bennett, of London Thames Fencing Club, with fifth-placed Marc Burkhalter the top Welshman.
The 25-year-old epeeist will compete in both the individual and team events in St Petersburg from September 28 to October 7.