63-year-old fencer fends off cancer to win gold

Joyce Chua trains two to three times a week, for at least two hours per session. She puts herself through footwork drills and sparring sessions with a partner.
Joyce Chua trains two to three times a week, for at least two hours per session. She puts herself through footwork drills and sparring sessions with a partner.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Joyce Chua trains two to three times a week, for at least two hours per session. She puts herself through footwork drills and sparring sessions with a partner.
Joyce Chua trains two to three times a week, for at least two hours per session. She puts herself through footwork drills and sparring sessions with a partner.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Joyce Chua trains two to three times a week, for at least two hours per session. She puts herself through footwork drills and sparring sessions with a partner.
Joyce Chua trains two to three times a week, for at least two hours per session. She puts herself through footwork drills and sparring sessions with a partner.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Joyce Chua is a fighter - and not just when she is fencing.

Last year, the 63-year-old shrugged off the challenge of experienced fencers to win an individual gold for Singapore in the women's epee (60-69 years) category at the Asian Masters in Thailand.

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