Congratulations to fencer Sara Taffel ’17, who won her first gold medal at this year’s Junior World Fencing Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She defeated China’s Yiting Fu in the semifinal round and Canada’s Eleanor Harvey in her final match to become 2015 World Champion.

Watch a video recap of the competition, via euronews:

Read more about Taffel’s victory on the Columbia Lions website.