Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Higher education International Relations - Stanford University: United States
|La Havane (CUBA), 2019-01-11||Tallin (ESTONIA), 2018-11-09||Leipzig (GERMANY), 2014-02-07|
|Barcelone (SPAIN), 2019-02-08||Legnano (ITALY), 2016-05-20|
|La Havane (CUBA), 2018-01-19|
|Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), 2019-05-17|
|Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018-06-19||Hong Kong (HONG KONG), 2017-06-17|
|Bogota (COLOMBIA), 2017-05-26|
|Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI), 2016-12-17||Sofia (BULGARIA), 2016-03-12|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2005 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. I really, really liked fencing so I started it at age 11."
Name of coach Octavian Zidaru, ROU
Training Regime She trains up to five hours a day. She combines her fencing training with yoga and cross-training.
Competing for Hong Kong, China
Tournament World Cup
Location Nanjing, CHN
Hobbies Cooking, playing the piano, skiing, ice skating, painting, yoga. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (hk.on.cc, 07 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol Romanian fencer Ana Maria Popescu. (fie.org, 03 Aug 2016)
Injuries In August 2017 she underwent surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her left knee. (metropop.com.hk, 11 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours She was named Hong Kong, China's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (AG Entries, 18 Aug 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (scmp.com, 29 Aug 2018)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first female fencer from Hong Kong, China to win a gold medal at the Asian Championships, when she was victorious in the individual epee at the 2018 edition of the tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. (scmp.com, 20 Jun 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jun 2018)
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