Fencing: New world Cadet champ Lau Ywen's hopes in Junior category end in round of 32

Singapore fencer Lau Ywen lost 7-15 to France's Caroline Queroli in the round of 32.
Singapore fencer Lau Ywen lost 7-15 to France's Caroline Queroli in the round of 32.PHOTO: SINGSOC

Bourges (France) - Singapore fencer Lau Ywen's hopes in the Junior sabre category of the Fencing Cadet and Junior World Championships ended on Wednesday when she lost 7-15 to France's Caroline Queroli in the round of 32.

Ywen, 16, had opened her campaign with a 15-13 win against Michalina Kostrzewa of Poland in the second round, having been given a bye in the opening round.

The Junior category is contested by fencers under 20.

The United World College of South East Asia student's win in the Cadet category on Sunday was Singapore's first fencing title on the world stage.

Ywen, who also won a bronze medal at the SEA Games last year, had eliminated Asian Cadet champion Risa Takashima of Japan and the European Cadet champion Liza Pusztai of Hungary en route to winning the gold medal.