An update on our NZ fencer Wai Ling Chan at the Junior World Champs.
Wai Ling started well. In the 1st bout she was leading 4-2 against the 4th seed French girl. However, her youth and lack of experience was a disadvantage and she lost 4-5.
Being a little unsettled after the first bout, in the 2nd bout Wai Ling lost 0-5 to a fencer from Israel. After reviewing her tactics and picking up the pace back on the piste she won all 3 of her following bouts. Coming out of the pools, Wai Ling was ranked 47 out of 120.
In the Tableau of 128, Wai Ling was up against the more experienced 82nd ranked Japanese fencer and in a close fought match lost 14-15. Wai Ling's final ranking was 67th out of 119.
This result followed a nervous start in the Cadet event, when Wai Ling made the cut but succumbed to the pressure of the event and lost her first DE bout.
Congratulations to Wai Ling Chan for her results at her first World Champs. We look forward to her continuing to develop and achieve.
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