Jessica Beer is our only fencer representing New Zealand at the 2007 World Championships in St Petersburg, Russia. Jessica Beer started well in the Women’s Individual Epee event. Three cliff hanger bouts won 5-4, by the narrowest of 1 hit margins, set the scene for Jessica to gallop away in the first round with 5 victories from six bouts; (Monika Sozanska (GER) 2-5, Diana Romagnoli-Takouk (SUI) 4-5, Lydiya Vorobiyov (ISR) 1-5, Nina Westman (SWE) 4-5, Kristina Kuusk (EST) 4-5. Only one fencer was able to slow Jessica down. Jessica met her match with a 0-5 loss to Tatyana Ruban (KGZ).
Jessica having qualified 24th, missed exemption from the preliminary tableau of 64 so had to compete for a direct entry to the top 64 Direct Elimination Tableau where she confronted Olga Aleksejeva (EST). A tough bout with the Estonian leading at the end to take the victory 15-11 and bringing Jessica’s good run to an end. Jessica Beer’s final placing 65th out of 128 fencers.