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|
|Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-15|
|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 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 Petru Zidaru, ROU
Training Regime She trains for up to five hours a day. She combines her technique sessions with yoga and cross-training.
Competing for Hong Kong, China
Tournament World Cup
Location Nanjing, CHN
Nicknames Vivian (Facebook page, 20 May 2019)
Hobbies Cooking, playing the piano, painting, yoga. (Facebook page, 20 May 2019)
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 flag bearer for Hong Kong, China at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (AG Entries, 18 Aug 2018)
Milestones She became the first female fencer from Hong Kong, China to win a gold medal at the Asian championships, claiming victory in individual epee at the 2018 edition of the tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. (scmp.com, 20 Jun 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jun 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportsroad.hk, 16 Jan 2019)
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