Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast, April 4-15

World silver for gutsy Singapore girls

Above: The team comprising (from left) Maxine Wong, Nicole Wong, Amita Berthier and reserve Tatiana Wong upset higher-ranked Poland, France and Germany before falling to the United States in the final. Below: Amita Berthier got the better of Sylvie B
Amita Berthier got the better of Sylvie Binder 9-4 in the final bout but it was too late.PHOTO: INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION
Above: The team comprising (from left) Maxine Wong, Nicole Wong, Amita Berthier and reserve Tatiana Wong upset higher-ranked Poland, France and Germany before falling to the United States in the final. Below: Amita Berthier got the better of Sylvie B
The team comprising (from left) Maxine Wong, Nicole Wong, Amita Berthier and reserve Tatiana Wong upset higher-ranked Poland, France and Germany before falling to the United States in the final.PHOTO: INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION

Foil fencers overcome the odds by beating superior opponents to earn first junior medal

Singapore were seeded 13th among the 26 women's junior foil teams but, as Amita Berthier put it, they were not going to be pushovers.

And they walked the talk. One by one, the giants fell at their feet at the World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Verona, Italy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'World silver for gutsy S'pore girls'. Print Edition | Subscribe