Welcome to SportBite Fencing

Meet the team

Daniel Kiss
Podcast Host

Represented Team GB 2012-2017, 2017-Present Hungarian National Team. At age 17 ranked 3rd in the world in the Cadet age category.

Stefano Lucchetti
Podcast Host

3x Pan American Individual Champion. World championship finalist. World Cup Medalist. 2015 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist.

Natalia Gyuricska
Project Co-ordinator

She is a motivational leader and co-founder for the Salle Kiss Fencing Club. Since 2010 also main organizer for the Manchester Cadet U17 Fencing International event. 

Martin Gallyer
SportBite Platform

In High-Performance Sport as a S&C coach and Sport Performance Manager for many years. During the COVID-19 pandemic Martin created SportBite a knowledge sharing platform. 

The Podcast

Podcasts By Date

  1. Available                      Ayesha Fihosey GB National Foil Fencer and Board Director at England Fencing (Administrator)
  2. Available                      Michael Itkin  Los Angeles Intern. Fencing Club's Head Coach
  3. Available                      Ben Peggs GB National Foil Fencer 
  4. Available                      Jon Salfield GB National Sabre Coach
  5. Available                     Nick Itkin USA National Foil Fencer 
  6. Available                     Fares Ferjani Tunisian National Sabre Fencer
  7. Available                     Kaito Streets Japanese National Sabre Fencer
  8. Available                    Gabriella Page Canadian National Sabre Fencer
  9. Coming soon               Martina Ganassin Italian FIE Referee
  10. Coming soon               Javier Lorenzo    Spanish FIE Referee
  11. Available               Alex Tofalides Cyprus National Foil Fencer

Fencers Podcasts

Ayesha Fihosy
England Fencing Board Director/Foil Fencer

LLB Law Graduate and GB Athlete. Represented Great Britain at five World and European Championships across Cadet, Junior and Senior levels in Women’s Foil. Silver medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Australia. 

Ben Peggs
GB Men’s Foil Team Fencer and Coach at Fencers Club London

Aims to develop the next generation of elite GB fencing athletes. Current National Team Champion, Commonwealth Team Champion and European Games Team Champion.

Nick Itkin
US National Team Men's Foil Fencer

Junior individual and Team World Champion. Winner of the 2020 Senior World Cup Paris and silver medalist at the Shanghai GP 2019. Currently FIE World Ranking 7th 2019/20 season.

Fares Ferjani
Tunisian National Sabre Fencer

2 times Olympian (2014 Beijing and 2016 Rio) Multiple time African Champion. Currently World 15 rank. World Cup Bronze medalist. 

Gabriella Page
Canadian National Sabre Fencer

She is 2 times Pan American games bronze medalist. Pan American Championship bronze medalist. Ranked top 30 in World Sabre Fencer. Multiple satellite world Cup medalist. Currently holding Olympic qualifying spot for American Zone. 

Kaito Streets
Japanese National Sabre Fencer

Japanese born but US citizen since his age of 7. US Junior World Team Member. 2014 NCAA Individual and Team Sabre Champion. 2015 he switched to the Japanese Fencing Team. Currently lives and trains full time in Japan. 
Alex Tofalides
Cyprus National Foil Fencer

Former British Fencer. 2013 British Senior Champion. 3 times U20 European Medalist- Junior European Championship 2nd place. 2015 European Games Winner. Finalist at Bonn World Cup 2016.
He is currently on the FIE top 70 World ranking. 

Coaches Podcasts

Michael Itkin
LAIFC Foil Head Coach

PhD in Physical Education and an outstanding talent for teaching. After moving from Ukraine to the USA he has trained US national and world champions, as well as World Cup winners. 

Jon Salfield
Great Britain National Sabre Coach

Great Britain Sabre Coach for London 2012 Olympics and GB national coach 2011-2014. Jon also coached a Brazilian athlete at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He was a successful athlete himself, representing GB 2004-2011 and is a multiple national medalist. 

Administrators and Referees Podcasts

Javier Lorenzo
Spanish FIE Referee
Martina Ganassin
Italian FIE Referee

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