Ywen at the Asian Games 2014
Life has certainly been a rollercoaster ride for our very own Lau Ywen over the past few months. In June, Ywen won the Fencing Singapore International, placing her on top of the national Senior rankings at the tender age of 14. She followed that up with a stunning top 8 finish in the Asian Championships, becoming the first ever female fencer from Singapore to reach the quarterfinals of an Asian Championship.
Her results won her the approval of the Singapore National Olympic Council to compete in this Asian Games and she travels to Incheon, Korea as the youngest athlete in the entire Singapore contingent. It has been a meteoric rise to the top for our young star ever since she started learning sabre in 2011 under our Coach David Chan. Ywen now works closely with both National Coach Andras Decsi and Coach David and both coaches are fiercely dedicated in pushing her towards the highest levels of the sport. This Asian Games will only be the beginning, and we firmly believe she has what it takes to be amongst the best.
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UPDATE (20 September 2014) : Ywen did a great result at the Asian Games today! She won two matches in her poule against Vietnam and Mongolia, making it into the round of 16 where she bowed out to the eventual champion, world number 7 Lee Rajin of Korea. This is just the beginning and it was a great experience for her, laying the foundation for better performances at the highest level. We look forward to supporting her at the SEA Games 2015!
See her post-match interview here: