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NEWS

 

12-6-2008

See snapshot of Amber's webpage on the Official Olympic website! Click here

28-5-2008

Amber was recommended by The Progress Leader! Also Amber's photo and story is on top of Melbourne Weekly Magazine!

Please see the snapshots here.

Other correspondences include:

Student-athletes rub shoulders with Olympic greats

Fencing Ranking: Amber Parkinson

AUS: Australian Olympic Fencing Team Portrait Shoot


18-4-2008

Successful Olympic qualification!

After 10 weeks of traveling around Europe competing, I'm finally back in Australia . The good news is that I qualified for the Olympic Games! I'm so thrilled and excited to be going to Beijing !

In the next few months I'll continue to train intensively as well as compete in additional tournaments to improve on my world ranking. Rankings will be determined for the Olympics based on points as of 1 August this year.

Upcoming competitions are the Asian Fencing Championships in Bangkok , and World Cup events in Nanjing , Montreal and Havana . In July I hope to go to Europe for a couple of weeks to train intensively. Then in August I'm Beijing-bound!

Funding remains an issue with continuing travel expenses, so any sponsorship assistance would be most appreciated.

Thanks for your support and keep wishing me luck!

 

6-3-2008

I'm currently in Europe, competing each weekend on the women's epee A-grade circuit, trying to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. In order to qualify I need to earn world-ranking points by placing in the top 64 in these competitions. This is harder than it sounds with often over 130 fencers in competitions! At the end of the qualification period need to be ranked within the top few fencers in the Asia-Pacific zone. So it doesn't just depend on my results, but the results of the other competitors as well.

The competitions so far have gone well, the highlight being a personal best top 16 place in Prague . At the moment things are looking promising but I wont know for sure until the cut-off period in mid-March.

My coach is joining me again for the final competitions this and next weekend in St Petersburg (Russia) and Florina (Greece). Hopefully with the help of some lessons and good advice he can help me pull out some good results.

Thanks for your support and wish me luck!

Amber

 

19-12-2007
Amber retains the title of Australian National Champion for Women's Epee, winning the competition for the second year running.
   
   
   

 

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