Wheelchair fencer Alison Yu wins two gold medals at World Cup

Wheelchair fencer Alison Yu wins two gold medals at World Cup

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Wheelchair fencer Alison Yu won two golds at the World Cup in Poland.
Photo: May Tse/SCMP

Hong Kong’s Alison Yu Chui-yee won two gold medals at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Warsaw, Poland, which ended on Sunday.

She defeated China’s Gu Haiyan 15-14 in the final of the women’s sabre A on Saturday. Two days before that, Yu had beaten Poland’s Marta Fidrych in the women’s individual foil A final to grab her first gold medal.


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The Hong Kong star said she was well-prepared for the tournament, and had focused on physical fitness and fencing skills during training. The 33-year-old said this performance had boosted her confidence ahead of the Wheelchair Fencing World Championships to be held in Rome, Italy, in November.

Yu has won seven Paralympic gold medals since the 2004 Athens Games. However, in the Rio Paralympics last September, she had to settle for a silver medal in the women’s individual foil (Category A) after losing to Rong Jing of China in the final.

When she was 11, Yu suffered from bone cancer that led to the loss of part of her left leg.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
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