NATIONAL coach Edmund Wong Siu-kong is quietly confident Hong Kong can win their first Commonwealth fencing medal in Whistler, Canada, next month. Fencing is not on the Commonwealth Games programme but the fencers have their own championships every four years and Wong is keen to see them bag a medal in the territory's last appearance in the tournament. ''Our best chance is in the men's foil event and I'm hoping for a top two finish in both the team and individual category,'' said Wong. ''The foilists have been most committed with some of them taking extended leave from their jobs to attend overseas training, lasting up to almost four months.'' Ringo Lo Moon-tong, Wong Tsan, Tang Kwong-hau and Daniel Ho Kwan-fai have been on a training and competition tour in Europe since March and they will go to Canada next week and stay until after the championship. They will be joined in Toronto by Ron Lee Chung-man and coach Wong later this month. Ho is the only newcomer to the experienced foil team as his four teammates are all members of the squad who won a team bronze at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, China. He is also the only team member yet to collect his first world ranking points. Hong Kong will also be represented in the men's and women's epee events at Whistler and coach Wong is keeping his fingers crossed that the women can spring a surprise. Angela Chan Pui-yuk and Ho Ka-li have just returned from a European training stint where the former improved on her world ranking of 225 by finishing 62nd in an event in Ipswich, England. The duo and teammates Janice Tong Sze-kei, Alice Yeung Shuk-han and Cheung Suet-lai will be going to Kunming in China for training later this month.