D. Cheetham

British fencer

D. Cheetham was a British foil fencer from London. She was a fencer in the early 20th-century, in the era women's fencing was becoming an established sport. She was a fencer at the Bertand's School of Arms of Felix Bertrand.

D. Cheetham
Personal information
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
CountryUnited Kingdom
ClubBertand's School of Arms
Coached byFelix Bertrand

Career change

Cheetham participated in both international competitions against the Dutch during the 1911 England–Holland women's fencing competitions.[1][2]

Cheetham also competed in 1913 at the international 1913 Alfred Hutton Memorial Challenge Cup without losing one match in the elimination round and only one match during the semi-finals. During the finals she lost two matches and won the third place prize.[3] She had showed she had made "considerable" progress, and due to this progress she soon became the best fencer of the Bertand's School of Arms.[3]

Fencing style change

Cheetham has been described as a small but very fast fencer.[2] In other reports her fencing style is described as lively and tight.[3]

References change

  1. "Hollandsche schermsters te Londen". Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch). 20 March 1911. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Damesmatch Engeland-Holland". De nieuwe courant (in Dutch). 21 March 1911. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The Alfred Hutton Memorial Challenge Cup". Les Armes (in French). 14 December 1913. p. 503-504. Retrieved 21 September 2022 – via calameo.com.