Fencing: S'pore fall short on final day of Asia and Oceania Olympic Qualifiers

SINGAPORE - National fencer Ann Lee's bid to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games was ended on Tuesday after she fell at the semi-final stage of the Asia and Oceania Qualifiers held in Wuxi, China.

The 25-year-old lost 13-15 to Chinese Taipei's Tiffany Dell'Aquila in the women's sabre event. Compatriot Kevin Chan,18, was eliminated in the quarter finals of the men's foil after he lost 7-15 to Yaser Mohammad of Kuwait.

In the men's epee event, Samson Lee failed to make it through to the quarterfinals. He was defeated 15-6 by Malaysia's Joshua Koh in the round of 16.

Earlier in the competition on Monday, Singapore's best hope Wang Wenying failed in her bid to become Singapore's first fencer to qualify for the Olympics.

She needed to finish in the top three of the women's foil event, but lost to Malaysia's Natasha Ezzra Abu Baker 14-15 in the round of 16.

Wang and her teammates will remain in Wuxi for the Asian Championships, which start on Wednesday.

They will be joined by 18 other national fencers for the continental meet which starts tomorrow

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