Sixteen-year-old Kong Chi-chung showed his potential by clinching the territory's sole medal at the Asian Youth/Cadet Fencing Championships in Jakarta. Kong's achievement in the event which finished on Wednesday, is no small feat considering he took up the sport just two years ago. The Pui Shing Catholic Secondary School student won a bronze in the boy's under-17 sabre individual competition after beating two Indonesian fencers, 15-10 and then 15-9, to enter the semi-final. However, Kong's inexperience showed in the crucial stages. He was tied 5-5 with Iranian number-one fencer and top seed in the tournament, Dasha, but lost 15-8 in the semi-final, dashing his hopes of entering the gold medal match. Kong is no stranger to Hong Kong fencing, despite his limited experience. He is already ranked third in the territory. His senior ranking is based on past results in the President Cup and the Hong Kong Open, the two leading fencing competitions for local fencers. Hong Kong's other sabre fencer, Wong Wing-fai, fared creditably by finishing ninth. In the men's under-20 epee event, Yeung Chun-yu finished 13th and Cheng Po-yee finished 14th. Another Hong Kong fencer, Tsui Yiu-chung, finished 28th. In the women's event, Janice Tong and Witty Lau also finished ninth and 10th overall in the women's under-20 individual foil. Hong Kong failed to match their performance at the championships two years ago in Japan when they won a gold and two bronze medals.