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Profiles: Jacques Viljoen – S.A’s National Fencing Champion.

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We caught up with one of Cape Town's rising stars - Jacques Viljoen - South Africa's National Fencing Champion, and 4th year BA fine Art student at Michaelis, - and a man with his sights firmly set on qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games - and put some questions to him:- What is the current Highlight of your career? Winning the UCT sportsperson of the year award in 2009. And your best results? Winning the Silver medal at the 2010 Africa Fencing Championships in Tunisia with my team is definitely my favorite memory. I came 3rd at the Welsh Open in Cardiff in 2007 when I was still a junior so that was one of my best international results. Nationally I have won every tournament for the past two years including two