Alexy Cheremisinov of Russia and Jamie Kenber of Great Britain compete in the Men's Foil Team Final at the Fencing Invitational, part of the "London Prepares" series at ExCel in London, on November 27, 2011. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Alexy Cheremisinov of Russia and Jamie Kenber of Great Britain compete in the Men's Foil Team Final at the Fencing Invitational, part of the "London Prepares" series at ExCel in London, on November 27, 2011. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Laura Trott, the rising star of British cycling, poses with her two gold medals

Laura Trott, the rising star of British cycling, poses with her two gold medals

James Davis of Great Britain competes during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

James Davis of Great Britain competes during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

A dance team performs during a timeout of preliminary women's basketball game between Canada and Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.

A dance team performs during a timeout of preliminary women's basketball game between Canada and Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.

James Davis of Great Britain and Marcel Marcilloux of France compete during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

James Davis of Great Britain and Marcel Marcilloux of France compete during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Enzo Lefort of France battles Laurence Halsted of Great Britain during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Enzo Lefort of France battles Laurence Halsted of Great Britain during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Husayn Rosowsky of Great Britain competes against Tarek Ayad of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Husayn Rosowsky of Great Britain competes against Tarek Ayad of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

A member of the Great Britain fencing team, Sophie Troiano, prepares for her event Photograph: David Levene for The Guardian

London 2012 Olympic fencing – in pictures

A member of the Great Britain fencing team, Sophie Troiano, prepares for her event Photograph: David Levene for The Guardian

Fencing team of the U.S. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's competition earning a bronze medal.

Fencing team of the U.S. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's competition earning a bronze medal.

Richard Kruse (32) is a British fencer specializing in the foil.  He has represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics three times.  In 2015, he was part of the Great Britain team that shocked Olympic champions Italy to win the first European Games in team foil. #RichardKruse #Fencing #GreatBritain #Olympics #Foil #Champion

10 Questions with Richard Kruse

Richard Kruse (32) is a British fencer specializing in the foil. He has represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics three times. In 2015, he was part of the Great Britain team that shocked Olympic champions Italy to win the first European Games in team foil. #RichardKruse #Fencing #GreatBritain #Olympics #Foil #Champion

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