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Tian Jianquan from China (right) competed with his teammate Chen Yijun (left) in the Finals of Men’s Individual Sabre (Category A) event and captured the gold after a 15-8 win.

2016/4/9

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016

China Team captured three more gold medals

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016 continued at Regal Riverside Hotel today (9 April) which yielded 3 gold medals for Men’s Individual Sabre (Category A & B) and Men’s Sabre Team events. China Team performed well enough to capture all 3 golds with a silver and bronze. Their medal totals increased to 8 golds, 5 silvers and 6 bronzes. Hong Kong Team won 2 silvers and 1 bronze and took their overall medal count to 12, while Malaysia Team added to their medal tally with 3 bronzes.
For the Quarter-finals of Men’s Individual Sabre (Category A) event, Hong Kong fencer, Ng Chi Fung defeated his teammate Cheong Meng Chai and advanced to the next round, but Chan Wing Kin was defeated by his opponent from China and lost the ticket to the Semi-finals. Then Ng lost 4-15 to Chen Yijun from China and missed the chance for entering the Finals. Tian Jianquan from China played an exciting game with his teammate Ye Ryuyi in the Semi-finals and won 15-14. Eventually Tian captured the gold after a 15-8 win in the match with Chen. The bronzes went to Ng and Ye.
Tam Chik Sum from Hong Kong entered the Semi-finals of Men’s Individual Sabre (Category B) event and met Muhammad Adam Salleh from Malaysia. They played a tight game at the beginning with Tam coming out on top and won 15-8. Feng Yanke from China finally took the gold medal with a 15-8 win in the Semi-finals and Finals in which he competed with Mohamad Azrul Shaharuddin from Malaysia and Tam respectively. Salleh and Shaharuddin captured the bronze medals.
Tam Chik Sum, Cheong Meng Chai, Ng Chi Fung and Chan Wing Kin represented Hong Kong Team to compete in the Men’s Sabre Team event. They took a commanding 45-2 lead in the match against India Team and entered the Finals. Eventually China Team took one more gold after a 45-27 win.
Women’s Individual Epee (Category A & B) and Men’s Epee Team events will be held tomorrow (10 April). The competition venue is located at Riverside Ballroom, Regal Riverside Hotel). Public are welcome to support the athletes.
Latest news, competition results and live streaming of tomorrow’s competitions will be available in this website.
Chan Yui Chong (left) won 15-13 in the final of Women’s Individual Foil (Category B) event and captured the first gold for Hong Kong Team.

2016/4/8

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016

Chan Yui Chong captured the first gold for Hong Kong Team

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016 continued at Regal Riverside Hotel today (8 April) which yielded 4 gold medals for Women’s Individual Foil (Category A & B) and Men’s Individual Epee (Category A & B) events. Chan Yui Chong captured the first gold for Hong Kong Team at Women’s Individual Foil (Category B) event and earned the direct qualification slot for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

For the Semi-finals of Women’s Individual Foil (Category A) event, Yu Chui Yee from Hong Kong played an exciting game with Zou Xufeng from China, who dominated the match at the beginning. Yu was able to pull 8 points back but lost 13-15 eventually. Then Zou defeated her teammate Rong Jing and took the gold medal with a 15-10 win. The bronzes went to Yu and Zhang Chuncui from China.

Chan Yui Chong from Hong Kong entered the Finals of Women’s Individual Foil (Category B) event after defeating her teammate Chung Yuen Ping. Chan played a tight game with Zhou Jing Jing form China with Chan coming out on top, eventually won 15-13 and captured the first gold for Hong Kong Team. Yao Fang from China and Chung took the bronze medals.

Wong Tang Tat from Hong Kong lost to Al-Madhkhoori Zainulabdeen from Iraq in the Semi-finals of Men’s Individual Epee (Category A) event. Tian Jianquan from China defeated his teammate Sun Gang and captured the gold after a 15-8 win in the match with Zainulabdeen. Wong and Sun were both awarded the bronze medal. For the Men’s Individual Epee (Category B) event, Tam Chik Sum from Hong Kong entered the elimination round and defeated his teammate Chung Ting Ching in the Semi-finals. After an extremely tight game in the Finals, Tam lost 8-15 to Ali Amar from Iraq finally, while Hu Daoliang from China and Chung captured the bronze medals.

Hong Kong won 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronzes in today’s competition, while China and Iraq added to their medal tallies with 2 golds, 2 silvers, 4 bronzes and 1 gold, 1 silver respectively. Men’s Individual Sabre (Category A & B) and Men’s Sabre Team events will be held tomorrow (9 April).

The competition venue is located at Riverside Ballroom, Regal Riverside Hotel). Public are welcome to support the athletes.

Latest news, competition results and live streaming of competitions during 9 to 10 April will be available in this website.

China Team won the gold at the men’s foil team event. The winning teams took the group photo with Mr. Yeung Tak Keung, Commissioner for Sports of Home Affairs Bureau (1st left) and Mrs. Jenny Fung, President of Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (1st right).

2016/4/7

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016

Event Highlights

Competitions of IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016 kicked off today (7 April) at Regal Rivderside Hotel, including Men’s Individual Foil (Category A & B) and Men’s Foil Team events. After a series of exciting games, China tops the medal table with 3 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze, followed by Hong Kong with 1 silver and 2 bronzes, Iraq and Japan with 1 bronze.
The Men’s Individual Foil (Category A) event was dominated by the Chinese athelets. Chen Yijun, Sun Gang, Ye Ryuyi from China and Chan Wing Kin from Hong Kong entered the Semi-finals. Chen and Sun defeated their opponents and played a tight game in the Finals. Sun captured the gold after a 15-4 win and the bronzes went to Chan Wing Kin and Ye Ryuyi.
For the Finals of Men’s Individual Foil (Category B) event, Hu Daoliang and Feng Yanke from China played an exciting game with Feng coming out on top, eventually winning 15-12. Chung Ting Ching from Hong Kong and Ali Amar from Iraq won the bronze medals.
Cheong Meng Chai, Wong Tang Tat, Chung Ting Ching and Chan Wing Kin represented Hong Kong Team to compete in the Men’s Foil Team event. They took a commanding 45-22 lead in the match against Japan Team and entered the Finals. Eventually China Team took one more gold after a 45-28 win.
Men’s Individual Epee (Category A & B) and Women’s Individual Foil (Category A & B) events will be held tomorrow (8 April).
The competition venue is located at Riverside Ballroom, Regal Riverside Hotel). Public are welcome to support the athletes.
Latest news, competition results and live streaming of competitions during 8 to 10 April will be available in this website.

Latest news, competition results and live streaming of competitions during 8 to 10 April will be available in this website.

Ms. Lesley Fung (Left), Tournament director of the Championships, Mr.Martin Lam(Center), Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Mr. Udo Zeigler(Right), Technical Delegate of the Championships held a team manager cum technical meeting.

2016/4/6

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016

Ready for action

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016 has started today. All participating athletes gathered at the competition/training venue to join the pre-competition practice and for weapon control. In addition, the organizer held the classification course and team manager cum technical meeting. 

Dr. James Lam, Chairman of the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (1st left), Dr. Trisha Leahy, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Sports Institute (2nd left), Yu Chui Yee (3rd left), Mr. Kelvin Leung, Chief Leisure Manager (Sports Funding) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department (2nd right) and Mr. Martin Lam, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016 (1st right) attended the press conference of IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016.

2016/4/5

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016

Press Conference

IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016 will be held from 6 to 10 April 2016 at Regal Riverside Hotel. More than 70 athletes, coaches and team officials from 9 countries and territories will participate in the Championships, which is recognized as one of the qualifying competitions for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The gold medalists of individual events will receive the qualification slot directly.

Dr. James Lam, Chairman of the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD) remarked that wheelchair fencing is one of the Paralympic Games focused programmes of HKPC&SAPD. Local wheelchair fencers have started to prepare for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games since 2014.They won 4 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals at Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games and 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at 2015 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships. Hong Kong Team is well prepared to compete with other Asian teams at the upcoming Championships. In addition, on behalf of HKPC&SAPD, Dr Lam expressed deep gratitude for the generous support from the related Government departments and supporting organizations, which contribute to the success of the athletes.

Mr. Martin Lam, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of IWAS Asian Wheelchair Fencing Championships 2016 shared that the medal winners of London 2012 Paralympic Games will soon gather at the Championships, including Yu Chui Yee, Chan Yui Chong, Chan Wing Kin and Tam Chik Sum from Hong Kong, Ye Ruyi, Chen Yi Jun, Tian Jianquan and Yao Fang from China. Furthermore, Ali Amar from Iraq, the gold medal winner of male individual epee event (cat. B) at 2015 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships, SUN Gang and HU Daoliang from China, the current top athletes in male individual foil event will also join the upcoming competitions. Mr. Lam believed that the Championships will be very fascinating and exciting.

Latest news, competition results and live streaming of all competitions during 7 to 10 April will be available in this website.

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