Gwangju fencing hopefuls sweep top spots in team competition at National Boys’ Championships
The Gwangju Fencing Dream Team, which participated in the National Boys’ Championships, swept the top spots in the team competition, establishing the pride of the city’s fencing reputation.
The fencing events, which were held as a preliminary competition before the start of the Boys’ Games, were held from the 21st of this month until yesterday (24th).
As a result of the competition, Gwangju Athletic Middle School took second place in the boys’ middle school epee team category, Gwangju Geumdang Middle School took third place in the boys’ middle school foil team category, and Gwangju Hanam Middle School and Pungam Middle School took third place in the boys’ middle school sabre team category메이저놀이터.
Gwangju Gymnasium athletes take second place in the boys’ middle school epee team competition / Photo courtesy of the Gwangju Fencing Association
Gwangju’s 12 male and 11 female representatives participated in the fencing events at this year’s Games, and each school placed in the top 10, raising the profile of Gwangju fencing.
As a result, the Gwangju team won two silver and four bronze medals in the overall competition.
An official from the Gwangju Fencing Association said, “The student athletes received good grades for their hard work,” adding, “We will strive to achieve better results in the remaining competitions after the Boys’ Championships.”
Kim Chang-seung, president of the Gwangju Fencing Association, congratulated the athletes and their coaches, saying, “We are grateful and applaud them for raising the honor of Gwangju.”
Geum Dang-joong athletes take third place in the men’s and women’s foil team competition / Photo courtesy of Gwangju Fencing Association
Meanwhile, with the exception of fencing, the main events of the Boys’ Games will be held in Ulsan for four days starting on the 27th.
The annual event is organized to raise the sportsmanship of aspiring athletes, identify talented athletes early and enhance the international competitiveness of Korean sports.
Gwangju has dispatched a 1,030-member team, including 655 athletes and 375 officials, to compete in 32 sports except canoeing, sailing, triathlon and horseback riding.