Fencing: Singapore women's foil team finish Asian Fencing Championships in fifth place

Singapore’s Wang Wenying (right) losing a point to Hong Kong’s Lin Po Heung during their last-16 encounter in the women’s individual foil event at the Asian Fencing Championships (AFC) on June 27, 2015.
Singapore’s Wang Wenying (right) losing a point to Hong Kong’s Lin Po Heung during their last-16 encounter in the women’s individual foil event at the Asian Fencing Championships (AFC) on June 27, 2015. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE- The Republic's women's foil team concluded their campaign at the Asian Fencing Championships (AFC) by finishing fifth at the OCBC Arena on Tuesday.

The Singapore team of Aarya Berthier, Wang Wenying, Cheryl Wong and Nicole Wong cruised to a 45-21 win over Australia in the 5th/6th placing match.

Earlier in the day, the Singaporean quartet defeated Iran 45-17 but lost to Japan 31-45 before prevailing over Macau 45-18 in the round of 16 matches.

Although the Singapore team's last success at the AFC were bronze medals in 2006 and 2010, veteran Wang is confident that she and her young team-mates are able to make steady progress.

Wang, 35, said: "Our team is really young but we were fighting hard in each game, especially against Japan who is one of the top teams here.

"But we have shown that Singapore fencing is on the rise during the SEA Games and we can only get better from here."

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