WUXI, China, June 20 (Xinhua) — South Korea ended its gold drought on the 2023 Asian Fencing Championships on Tuesday, taking residence two group titles in each males’s sabre and girls’s epee occasions.
South Korea, which secured six gold medals within the 2022 championships, didn’t earn any title on the primary three days of particular person competitions in Wuxi.
The group, composed of Kim Jung-hwan, Oh San-guk, Gu Bon-gil, and Kim Jun-ho, dominated Iran 45-28 within the males’s sabre group last, clinching the gold. Meanwhile, host China edged Japan 45-39 to safe third place.
In the ladies’s epee group occasion, South Korea seized the gold medal by defeating Hong Kong, China, 39-31.
China’s girls’s epee group positioned third with a 45-36 victory over Japan, however the host thought-about it a failure.
“It’s such a disappointment for us. We came here for the gold, but we played like rookies in the semifinal (against Hong Kong, China). We must be stronger both physically and mentally to prepare for the World Championships and the Asian Games in Hangzhou,” stated China coach Daniel Levavasseur.