Husayn Rosowsky





Name: Husayn Rosowsky
Age: 22
Where from: Sheffield
Where you live now: London
Began fencing aged: 7

 
How long have you been involved in the British Fencing World Class Programme?
Two years
 
How tough was selection to the new World Class Programme?

It was a lot harder than I expected. Everyone was fencing really well making the selection even more challenging 
 
Were you confident that you would be chosen?
Yes I was, I had been training hard
 
How did it feel when you were told the news?
It was a good feeling and it was great to know that I was going to recieve continued support from the WCP
 
What does it mean for you now? 
I can now afford to stay in London and keep training with the GB team.Training is more professional and more organised than before
 
Do you have a job or school or university to fit in around fencing? 
I am a university student, and balancing fencing with studying is the most difficult thing for me
 
Can you make a career out of fencing or do you have an eye on something else?
A career in fencing isn't for me. After I finish fencing I hope to get a job outside of fencing
 
What did your friends think when they found out that you had been selected to the WCP?
They were really happy for me, so were my family!
 
Where is the best place that you have been with fencing?
Tokyo was the most amazing place I have been to with fencing. I would love to return one day
 
What is your goal for the next year and after that the next two years until 2016?
To be able to fence to my best ability and start to push to become a world class fencer. Like all of the other fencers my goal is to be selected for the 2016 Olympic Games
 
How did your experience of the London 2012 Olympics motivate you?
It showed me what is needed to be an Olympic champion, and I now know how hard I need to push myself to become the best that I can be
 
Can you describe a typical training day? How has this changed since joining the WCP?
We arrive at nine o'clock in the morning, warm up, fence for two hours and then go to the gym for an hour. Once we have done all of that we finally do a warm down before finishing.Theres no slacking anymore, its strict and consistent!
 
Has more emphasis been put onto strength and conditioning, and nutrition? 
Yes S&C is better now, which is helping. My recovery between matches has increased and I can feel my self getting fitter as the weeks go by
 
Fencing is still considered a minority sport, how did you first get into it?
I followed my two brothers into the sport
 
What is the thing you enjoy most about fencing?
The speed! It's such a fast paced sport with both mental and physical challenges
 
What do you think is key to being a successful fencer?
You have to stay away from injury as that always sets you back, and you have to have a strong mind
 
What do you like doing in your spare time?
I like to chill with my friends