KONG Man Wai Vivian


Personal Information

Occupation Athlete

Languages Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Higher education International Relations - Stanford University: United States

License number 08021994000


World Cup2147
La Havane (CUBA), 2019-01-11Tallin (ESTONIA), 2018-11-09Leipzig (GERMANY), 2014-02-07
Barcelone (SPAIN), 2019-02-08Legnano (ITALY), 2016-05-20
La Havane (CUBA), 2018-01-19
Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), 2019-05-17
World Championship--11
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-15
Zone Championships11-2
Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018-06-19Hong Kong (HONG KONG, CHINA), 2017-06-17
Grand Prix-1-1
Bogota (COLOMBIA), 2017-05-26
Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI), 2016-12-17Sofia (BULGARIA), 2016-03-12

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 11.

Why this sport? She tried a number of sports, including dancing and taekwondo, before finding fencing. "I was interested in taekwondo and so I did it all the way until I was age 11 and I got my black belt. But then my mother still wanted me to dance and in between she made me do ice skating. I liked it, but I was not so good at it. And then my father stepped in and said, 'Why don't you try fencing?' Fencing is like the ballet of sports, it is very elegant and I really, really liked it."

Club / Team Hong Kong Sport Institute: Hong Kong, CHN

Name of coach Zheng Kangzhao [national]; Octavian Zidaru, ROU

Training Regime She engages in yoga as part of her training regime. "Yoga is great because I love how it combines both physical and mental training as an active form of meditation to help me warm-up and focus."

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Vivian, Queen of Swords (Facebook page, 05 May 2021; Instagram profile, 05 May 2021; news.mingpao.com, 28 Jul 2019)

Hobbies Cooking, playing the piano, painting, yoga. (news.mingpao.com, 14 Nov 2021; Facebook page, 23 Jun 2020; sportsroad.hk, 16 Jun 2020)

Most influential person in career Her friends and family. (olympics.com, 15 Apr 2020)

Hero / Idol Romanian fencer Ana Maria Popescu. (fie.org, 03 Aug 2016)

Injuries She underwent surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her right knee at the 2019 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (news.mingpao.com, 28 Jul 2019; hk01.com, 28 Jul 2019)

In August 2017 she underwent surgery on the ACL in her left knee. (metropop.com.hk, 11 Apr 2018)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I'm always sad when I lose but I try to recover as quickly as possible and get back to training." (olympics.com, 15 Apr 2020)

Awards and honours She was named 2019 Female Athlete of the Year by the Hong Kong Sports Press Association. (scmp.com, 18 Nov 2020)

She was the flag bearer for Hong Kong, China at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (AG Entries, 18 Aug 2018)


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