Print Biography / Save as PDF 
DAVIS James-Andrew
NOC Great Britain   
Born 03 Jul 1991 in Edgware, ENG
Height1.93 m
Weight 92 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence San Francisco, CA, USA
Occupation Athlete, Coach
Languages English
Higher education Psychology - Middlesex University: London, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age four.
Why this sport? "I watched it for about a year at a Saturday club when my mother would pick my brother up for the sport he was doing."
Club / Team Massialas Fencing Center: San Francisco, CA, USA
Name of coach Greg Massialas [club], USA
Handedness Left
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (, 20 Apr 2017)
Hero / Idol British fencer Richard Kruse. (, 01 Aug 2013)
Injuries He sustained a separated collarbone in the late part of 2016. He required surgery and was unable to compete for three months. (, 20 Apr 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Focus on small gains, nothing will happen overnight." (, 05 Aug 2013)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 11 Mar 2017)
In November 2013 he relocated from the UK to San Francisco, CA, United States of America. "I initially went over there for a two-month trial to see how the club system worked and I fell in love with it. The [British] federation have been brilliant in supporting my move and getting to spar with the US fencers has really pushed me on, so it's win-win." (, 04 Jun 2015)

He became the first British fencer to win gold in individual foil at the European championships when he claimed victory at the 2014 edition in Strasbourg, France. (, 04 Jun 2015)

After being given an ultimatum by his coach, he lost approximately 32 kilograms in the 18 months leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "He felt that I could go on and be successful in this sport but the one big change had to be the weight loss." (, 20 Apr 2017;, 30 Jul 2012)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 Final 5-6 Team Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Final 5-6 Team Foil London, England
World Championships
2014 Quarterfinal Individual Foil Kazan, Russia
European Championships
2018 7 Team Foil Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 Quarterfinal Individual Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 Final 7-8 Team Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 Quarterfinal Individual Foil Montreux, Switzerland
2014 1 Individual Foil Strasbourg, France
2013 3 Individual Foil Zagreb, Croatia
2013 3 Team Foil Zagreb, Croatia