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Last Updated: Friday July 17 2009 10:40 GMT

Broken-wristed fencer wins gold

Matthew fencing

A boy has won gold in a fencing competition despite breaking his wrist halfway through the tournament.

Matthew Dickinson, 10, fractured his wrist during the semi-final of a contest in Edinburgh, but battled on to win the event.

It wasn't until he was on his way home the next day that he told his parents he was in real pain, and got an X-ray.

He told Newsround: "Mam and Dad wanted me to stop but I wanted to go on, as I wanted to win".

Mathew with his medals
Matthew won gold, silver and bronze.

Matthew won a total of three medals with his broken wrist - a bronze, a silver and a gold.

And the tough fencer is back in action, and won a gold medal at a recent contest in Cornwall.

His performance in Edinburgh means he's been ranked fifth in the country in his age group.