I entered this year's British Open Championship with the aim of doing just a bit better than last year. Last year I entered in for different categories and came home with nothing. My marks were mid-table at best. I was not happy, but I have to take responsibility over the fact that I was not good enough. This year, I began training a bit earlier and put in more effort in all areas. At some stage, there was a down point, but I took the bitter lesson and turned it around. This year, the awarding of marks was tougher. My hand form was perhaps not so strong after all, but in practice, it was much better than last year. My spear form was the strongest, but there was faults with both attempts and that's just hard luck. I thought my sabre was not very strong, but somehow, it was the best and I came home with a silver medal. At least I know I am now up there with the best. There is still much to do, but at least I'm not bitter.