HK's Cheung Ka Long Wins Gold Again at Men’s Individual Foil
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HK's 3rd Gold Medal at World University Games: Cheung Ka Long Wins Gold!

Cheung Ka Long Wins Gold Photo by FISU, International University Sports Federation

Cheung Ka-Long has won gold again after the Tokyo Olympics 2020, in the Chengdu FISU World University Games. His debut at the FISU World University Games marked an unforgettable success of his stunning display of sportsmanship. The “King of Fencing” of Hong Kong has emerged triumphant at the men’s individual foil fencing, defeating French fencer Pierre Loisel with a score of 15-12.

Throwback to last week, Cheung Ka-long missed the mark due to his injury during his individual event at the World Fencing Championship Last month. Although he faced a setback in the individual event quarterfinals, he and his teammates were still able to win the bronze medal in the team event. After advancing in the knockout rounds, he defeated Chen Yi-tong from Chinese Taipei, Andor Istvan Mihalyi from Hungary, and Maximilien Chastanet from France, securing a spot in the top 4. In the semifinals, he emerged victorious against his teammate Ryan Choi, which secured his place for the final.

Cheung Ka-long emerged victorious in the gold medal match against Pierre Loisel, whom he had previously faced at the 2017 Junior World Championships and the 2022 Tokyo World Cup. The battle was intense, with Cheung Ka-long initially lost by 2 points. However, he staged an impressive comeback, winning five consecutive points to take a 7-4 lead. Despite Pierre Loisel regaining the advantage and leading 11-8, he excelled under pressure, equalizing the score to 12-12. Pierre Loisel's rule violation resulted in a penalty point, allowing him to lead by 13-12. After the timeout, Cheung Ka-long maintained his tactic, securing two consecutive points and secured the gold medal.

Following foil fencer Hsieh-Sin-Yan in the women's individual event on Wednesday, this marked the second gold medal in the history of Hong Kong's fencing team at the FISU World University Games and the first-ever gold medal in the men's foil event. Defeated by his teammate in the semifinals, Ryan Choi was able to win bronze, which brought further glory to the team's accomplishments.

This victory has not only secured Hong Kong's third gold medal at this year's Games but has also added another bronze medal to the team's tally, won by athlete Ryan Choi. The Hong Kong team has now accumulated an impressive total of 3 gold, 1 silver, and 6 bronze medals, surpassing their previous record of 2 gold and 2 bronze medals achieved at the 2017 Taipei FISU World University Games, setting a new benchmark.

Medal Tally for Hong Kong at the Chengdu FISU World University Games (as of August 6th):

Gold Medalists:

  • Wushu Men's Taijijian - HUI Tak Yan Samuei
  • Fencing Women's Epee Individual – HSIEH Kaylin Sin Yan
  • Fencing Men's Foil - CHEUNG Ka Long

Silver Medalists:

  • Wushu Men's Nanquan LAU Chi Lung

Bronze Medalists:

  • Wushu Men's Taijiquan – HUI Tak Yan Samuei
  • Wushu Women's Qiangshu – SHAM Hui Yu Lydia
  • Tennis Mixed Doubles – WONG Chak Lam Cole, WONG Hong Yi
  • Table Tennis Women’s Team – LAM Yee Nok, NG Wing Lam, LEE Hoi Man, DOO Hoi Kam, SOO Wai Yum
  • Table Tennis Women’s Team – HO Kwan, DOO Hoi
  • Fencing Men's Foil Individual – CHOI Chun Yin Ryan

Upcoming FISU World University Games Events:

  • Aug. 7 Fencing Men’s Foil Team
  • Aug. 7 Fencing Women’s Sabre Team

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