A group of 12 young fencers have 'slashed' their way into the national squad heading for Jakarta next month for the Asian Youth/Cadet Championships. Hong Kong will be represented by 16 fencers in the biggest junior event in Asia. The dozen joining the team are all scholarship athletes of the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI). Heading the list is Lau Kwok-kin, who will be taking part in the boys' under-20 foil, and Tong Sze-ki in the girls' under-20 epee. The other 10 are Lu Teng-ta, Wong Kam-kau, Wong Ho-yin, Yeung Chun-yu, Cheng Po-yee, Wu Siu-cheung, Kong Kwun-mei, Kong Kwun-yee, Kong Chi-chung and Wong Wing-fai. HKSI fencing co-ordinator Wong Tsan said the juniors have strong potential and would likely fill up the senior squad very soon. 'Fencing in Hong Kong is undergoing a transition period, but we are lucky to have a group of quality young fencers who have already shown their class in the junior level,' Wong said. 'If they can maintain their training quality, they will be our hopes in the next Asian Games, and even the Olympics 2000.' Wong captured a gold medal in the individual foil at the 1994 Commonwealth Championships, and was also one of the squad members who won a bronze for Hong Kong at the Asian Games 1990.