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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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The epeeists are not as fast as she is,'' Nellya Fencing Club teammate Karen Porter said.
Five South Wales fencers are in the squad: epeeists James Taylor and Iona Pearson (Cardiff Fencing Club), foilists Abi Difford (Cardiff University/Gwent Sword Club) and Olivia Orchart (Gwent Sword Club/Bangor University) and sabreur Jo Chen (Russell Swords).
Cardiff Fencing Club provides three fencers - epeeists James Taylor and Iona Pearson, and sabreur Andy Pearson - and also in the epee team is Cardiff University student Natasha Lewis-Oliver.
Several South Wales fencers played their part in the triumph: Cardiff epeeists James Taylor, Nick Lee, Iona Pearson, Zara Wheeler and Lori Button, Gwent foilist Olivia Orchart and young Bridgend sabreur Megan Lillycrop.
The boys' weapon teams fared better, with the under-18 epeeists and under-18 foilists - including Thorneycroft and Gwent's Rhys Melia - finishing second to overall winners England.
The 24-year-old is one of five men's epeeists to compete in individual and team competitions in Gent from July 2 to 7.