Chan Yui Chong

Chan Yui Chong (born 4 January 1983)[1] is a Hong Konger wheelchair fencer who has been part of the national team since 2002. She has competed for her country at the Summer Paralympics, the Asian Para Games and at the IWAS World Championships.

Chan Yui Chong
Personal information
NationalityHong Konger
Born4 January 1983 (1983-01-04) (age 38)
Sport
SportWheelchair fencing

Sporting careerEdit

Chan Yui Chong joined the Hong Kong wheelchair fencing team in 2002.[2] Chan took up the sport after being inspired by a music video featuring a fencer.[3] When at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece, she won three gold medals and a silver in the épée B at the age of 21.[2][3] She won two further gold medals at the 2008 Games in Beijing, China,[2] including a defeat of China's Yao Fang in the final of the épée B.[4]

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Chan made it to the semi-finals in the épée B competition once more. She was defeated 15-14 by Zhou Jingjing of China. However, when she fought Germany's Simone Briese-Baetke, Chan was this time victorious by the same scoreline, winning the bronze medal event for the second time in a row.[5] Her further success was praised by Chief Executive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-ying.[6] Chan competed at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea, where she won gold in the foil B, but placed second in the épée B following defeat by China's JingJing Zhou.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to fellow wheelchair fencer Tam Chik-sum.[5][8] Chan enjoys fishing as a hobby.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yui Chong Chan". Rio2016.com. Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-11-16.
  2. ^ a b c d "Hong Kong's Chong Eyes Wheelchair Fencing Gold". Paralympic.org. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Hong Kong unlikely titan in wheelchair fencing". ABC. 19 September 2004. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  4. ^ Tian, Lan (17 September 2008). "Wheelchair Fencing: HK fencers dominate". China Daily. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Making her point: fencing ace Chan Yui-chong claims bronze medal for Hong Kong at Rio Paralympics". South China Morning Post. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  6. ^ "HK scores another medal". News.gov.hk. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Final Wheelchair Fencing summary from Incheon Para Games 2014". IWAS. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Hong Kong wheelchair fencers tie the knot". IWAS. Retrieved 12 June 2019.

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