Fencing champ Chloe is set to come of age

Chloe Dickson (centre) will compete full time at senior level next season

Chloe Dickson (centre) will compete full time at senior level next season

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Glenrothes fencer Chloe Dickson can look back on her last season as a junior as being a huge success.

Chloe, who is turning 20, will move up to compete at senior level with only the Junior Commonwealth Championships and the Senior London Open to go this season.

Over the last few months she became the Woman’s Foil Champion of the inaugural Aberdeen Senior Open in March then in April she won at the Birmingham International Open.

In May Chloe competed in the Copenhagen Senior Woman’s Foil Satellite, and while her whole kit was misdirected during her flight and she had to compete in fencing equipment borrowed from a male fencer, she was still the last British fencer in the event and finished 10th.

Last week she competed in her last ever Scottish U-20 Junior Championships in Dunfermline, becoming the Woman’s Foil Champion for the fourth time in a row.

Chloe now sits fourth in the Great British Senior Woman’s Foil Rankings, which is second in Scotland.

Her dad Alan McCallum said: “It’s a great place for Chloe to start her senior career from. She’s progressed well and is very focussed.”