Korea’s Oh and China’s Zhu Victorious at Tokyo Asian Fencing Championships

TOKYO, Japan, June 14, 2019—Korea’s Sanguk Oh and China’s Mingye Zhu won in men’s sabre and women’s epee at the 2019 Tokyo (Chiba) Asian Fencing Championships. This was the second of six days of individual and team competition, with 122 fencers participating in the day’s events.

In the final match of individual men’s sabre, Oh faced China’s Shi Wang, winning with a 15-10 score. Wang overcame Iran’s Mojtaba Abedini in the semi-final round, 15-10, while Oh beat his teammate, Hansol Ha, 15-12.

Zhu fenced her teammate, Sheng Lin, in the individual women’s epee gold-medal round, winning by a touch, 9-8. In the semi-final round, Lin beat Korea’s Young Mi Kang, 15-11, and Zhu defeated Korea’s Injeong Choi, 15-12.

Final rankings for individual men’s sabre at the Asian Championships included Sanguk Oh (KOR, gold), Shi Wang (CHN, silver), Hansol Ha (KOR, bronze), Mojtaba Abedini (IRI, bronze), Ali Pakdaman (IRI), Thanh An Vu (VIE), Bongil Gu (KOR) and Mohammad Fotouhi (IRI).

For individual women’s epee, final rankings included Mingye Zhu (CHN, gold), Sheng Lin (CHN, silver), Injeong Choi (KOR, bronze), Young Mi Kang (KOR, bronze), Miho Yoshimura (JPN), Yiwen Sun (CHN), Nozomi Sato (JPN) and Hyojung Jung (KOR).

Complete and official FIE results may be found here for men and here for women.

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