Richard Kruse becomes Britains first ever world Number 1

British Olympic foil fencer Richard Kruse has become Britain's first-ever world number one in the sport after claiming gold at the Tokyo World Cup in Japan.

The 35-year-old, who in 2018 became Britain's first world medallist in 58 years with silver in China, entered the event trailing world champion Alessio Foconi by 24 points.

However, the Italian's semi-final defeat, coupled with Kruse's victory over the USA's Race Imboden in the final, moved the Briton to the top of the global standings.

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Simon Trevithick