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Edgar Cheung Ka-long wins fencing World Cup gold
Photograph: Facebook/FIE.org

Hong Kong's Olympic champion Edgar Cheung Ka-long wins fencing World Cup gold

The 24-year-old fencer makes Hong Kong history again by becoming the first Hongkonger to snatch gold at FIE World Cup in Paris

Fontaine Cheng
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Fontaine Cheng
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In his first international match since the Tokyo Olympic summer games last year, Hong Kong’s star fencer and world number four Edgar Cheung Ka-long made Hong Kong history again, beating Italy's Edoardo Luperi in the final for men’s individual foil at the FIE (International Fencing Federation) World Cup in Paris on January 16 and claiming gold with a score of 15-12.

Edgar Cheung Ka-long wins fencing World Cup gold
Photograph: Facebook/FIE.org

Cheung, who is now the city's first-ever men's fencing World Cup winner, made Hong Kong proud throughout the competition and also defeated the world number one and former world champion Alessio Foconi at 15-4 in their semi-finals. The future is extremely bright for the Hong Kong fencer and Cheung is expected to go on to achieve a higher world ranking.

Meanwhile, Cheung’s Hong Kong teammate and world number eleven Ryan Choi Chun-yin narrowly lost to Foconi in the quarter-finals at 15-14, and Shawn Cheung Siu-lun reached the last 64 having outperformed teammate Cheung Ngo-chun.

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