Personal Information

Residence Hong Kong, HKG

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages Cantonese, English

Higher education Sports and Recreation Studies - Hong Kong Baptist University: Hong Kong, HKG

License number 10061997001


World Cup1236
Paris (FRANCE), 2022-01-14Acapulco (MEXICO), 2023-05-05St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2017-05-05
Istanbul (TÜRKIYE), 2023-11-10Le Caire (EGYPT), 2017-10-20
Paris (FRANCE), 2023-01-12
World Championship--11
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2022-07-17
Zone Championships2215
Wuxi (CHINA), 2016-04-13Hong Kong (HONG KONG, CHINA), 2017-06-15Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25
Seoul (KOREA), 2022-06-12Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-13
Grand Prix2215
Turin (ITALY), 2024-02-10Turin (ITALY), 2019-02-08Anaheim, California (USA), 2019-03-15
Shanghai (CHINA), 2024-05-18Busan (KOREA), 2023-03-18
Olympic Games1--1
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2021-07-26
Wuxi (CHINA), 2016-04-12

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in the fourth grade at primary school.

Why this sport? "My parents were both basketball players, so it was only natural I followed in their footsteps during my early years. All the basketball classes were suspended during the long holidays when I was probably in primary four. My father asked if I would be interested in taking a fencing course so that I could get some exercise and kill some time during the break. I thought about it for a while before saying yes."

Club / Team Hong Kong Sports Institute [HKSI]: Hong Kong, HKG

Name of coach Gregory Koenig, FRA

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Edgar (Facebook page, 28 Mar 2022)

Hobbies Basketball. (elle.com.hk, 27 Jul 2021)

Hero / Idol US basketball player Dennis Rodman. (bbc.com, 26 Jul 2021)

Injuries He missed the 2021 National Games in Shaanxi, People's Republic of China, after suffering a knee injury during training. (scmp.com, 17 Sep 2021)

He was troubled by an injury to his left elbow in September 2019. As a result, he had to withdraw from a competition in Hong Kong, China. (hk.on.cc, 22 Sep 2019)

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He listens to upbeat music prior to competing. (scmp.com, 12 Jan 2016)

Sporting philosophy / motto "It's crucial to control unexpected and tough situations. Instead of putting pressure on myself, I focus more on how I can do my best during every single point." (scmp.com, 12 Jan 2016)

Awards and honours In 2022 he was named an Outstanding Young Person by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong. (hk01.com, 05 Oct 2022)

He was named Male Star of the Star Athletes and Outstanding Male Athlete at the 2021 Hong Kong Outstanding Athlete Selection. (sportsroad.hk, 31 Aug 2022)

In 2021 he received an honorary doctorate from Hong Kong Polytechnic University after winning gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (indiaeducationdiary.in, 29 Oct 2021)

He and badminton player Tse Ying Suet were flag bearers for Hong Kong, China at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He performed the same role at the 2017 National Games in the People's Republic of China. (stillmed.olympics.com, 23 Jul 2021; alamy.com, 23 Jul 2021; scmp.com, 29 Aug 2017)

In 2014 he was named an Outstanding Junior Athlete by the Hong Kong Sports Institute [HKSI]. (sportsforhopefoundation.org.hk, 16 Nov 2014)

In 2013 he was named Most Promising Young Athlete at the Hong Kong Sports Stars awards ceremony, organised by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. (sportsroad.hk, 23 Apr 2014; hksi.org.hk, 13 Mar 2014)

Milestones He became the first fencer representing Hong Kong, China to win a medal at the Olympic Games when he claimed gold in men's individual foil at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Dec 2021; scmp.com, 29 Dec 2021)

He became the first male fencer representing Hong Kong, China to win a medal at the world championships by claiming bronze in individual foil at the 2022 edition of the tournament in Cairo, Egypt. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Aug 2022; hksi.org.hk, 23 Jul 2022)

Famous relatives His parents both played national league basketball in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong, China. (hk.apple.nextmedia.com, 26 Jul 2015)

Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (wenweipo.com, 20 Mar 2024; hk.news.yahoo.com, 03 May 2024)


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