Olympic champion Sun aims for Hangzhou Asian Games after glory at World Championships
At the FIE Fencing World Championships held in Milan in July 2023, Sun Yiwen, gold medalist in the women's Épée Individual events of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, won a bronze medal in the women's Épée Individual.
Sun said that this bronze medal has greatly enhanced her confidence. Despite challenges of injuries and ageing, she still hopes to continue her glory by achieving excellent performance at the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games.
While preparing for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the Chinese fencing team faces challenges posed by team member succession and coach team adjustment. According to Lei Sheng, head coach of the Chinese fencing team's women's foil programme, young athletes have little international experience, but they need to perform at their best as the Asian Games will be held in their home country.
The fencing events of Hangzhou Asian Games will be held from September 24 to 29 with 12 gold medals.