Cut and thrust of life at the sharp end

Representing your country at the Olympics is the pinnacle for athletes, and in most developed nations they would be showered with financial and other support. That is not always the case in Hong Kong, as fencer Leung Ka-ming has discovered.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Foiling tactics

Fencing is the modern equivalent of sword fighting. It is an exciting sport that requires skill, balance and timing

Fencing is a sport based on the martial art of duelling.

It has been an event at the Olympics since 1896.

Three weapons are used in fencing: the foil, the epee and the sabre.

31 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

48 - Wang Lei

Born: March 20, 1981 in Shanghai

Entry: Epee

Credentials: Silver at Athens 2004; gold at 2006 world championships

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

En garde!

Pret! Ready!

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Female fencers show their mettle

A fencing competition helped students gain more experience and enhanced the popularity of the sport among young people in Hong Kong, according to the organisers.

The tournament, which was held from July 20-22, was organised by the Fencing Club of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU).

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Making a good point

NEVER LOSE heart when facing failure was the message from wheelchair fencer Alison Yu Chui-yee (below with Young Post editor Kevin Kwong), winner of this year's South China Morning Post Student Sportsperson of the Year, at the award presentation.

9 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Flashing blade

The pride of Hong Kong's paralympics team is its fencing squad - one of the world's strongest. The man in the iron mask seen training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Sha Tin, is Stanley Chung Ting-ching, 29, winner of silver medals in the foil and the epee at the Sydney Paralympics, which closes today.

29 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Hard work provides cutting edge

When did you take up fencing? Why did you become a fencer, when there were so many other sports to choose from? I first had a taste of the sport 13 years ago, when I joined a summer training course organised by the Regional Council and Education Department.

The coach said I had potential and encouraged me to undertake more intensive training in order to improve my skills.

25 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Flashing blade wins plaudits

Ho Kai-lai has been fencing for 11 years, but it is only in the past 12 months that her career in the sport has really taken off.

The 28-year-old Hong Kong women's epee champion won a silver medal at last year's Asian Fencing Championships - the start of her coming of age as a competitor. Ho credits her blossoming success to her never-say- die attitude.

16 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Low-key target for top fencer

MOST of us like to be appreciated and our efforts recognised, but St Mary's Canossian College student Lee-anne Lee Ling-woon has a different view - appreciation should be spared for her peace of mind.

4 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Wong weathers unkind cuts

HONGKONG coach Edmund Wong Siu-kong is unperturbed by the early elimination of his eight charges from fencing's world championships in Essen, Germany.

The territory's representatives, competing in the men's foil and women's epee events, all lost in the preliminaries in the individual events but Wong was not disappointed.

7 Jul 1993 - 12:00am