CHOY YU YONG

Men’s Sabre Fencer |21 years old, NUS

Fencing has never crossed my mind before I entered junior college. It was largely due to chance and the influence of my brother who had joined fencing in JC, that I joined HCI’s fencing club. I never thought that fencing would become such an important part of my life. Starting out was not easy, because fencing was an entirely new sport to me. I soon developed a deep passion for fencing and worked extremely hard at it. Under the guidance from my seniors and coaches, I achieved great results. My hard work did pay off indeed. This would never have been possible without the help of Absolute Fencing, especially their dedicated coaches and inspiring seniors, supporting me in every way possible. Joining ABF was a life-changing decision, not only because of fencing, but also because of the amazing people there that have inspired me in different ways. I hope that I will be able to continue fencing and believe that I will learn much more in this journey.

Best Personal Achievements:

Senior Category

  • Gold Medallist in FS Challenge 2016
  • Silver Medallist in SEA Games 2015 (Individual Event)
  • Bronze medallist in SEA Game 2015 (Team Event)
  • Individual 8th position in London FIE Satellite Competition 2015
  • Individual 5th position in Brusa FIE Satellite Competition 2014
  • Silver medallist in Commonwealth Fencing Champioships 2014
  • Individual 8th position in Commonwealth Fencing Champioships 2014
  • Silver medallist in National Trials III 2013
  • Bronze medallist in National Trials II 2013
  • Bronze medallist in Thailand Open Fencing Championships 2012
  • Team Bronze medal winner in Fencing Singapore International 2012
  • Gold medallist in National Trials I 2012-2013
  • Bronze medallist in National Individual Championships 2012
  • Silver medallist in FS Challenge 2012

Junior | Cadet Category

  • Gold Medallist in Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 2016
  • Silver Medallist in Southeast Asian Fencing Federation Championships 2014 (Junior Category)
  • Team Gold Medal Winner in Southeast Asian Fencing Federation Championships 2014 (Junior Category)
  • Silver Medallist in Southeast Asian Fencing Federation Championships 2014 (Cadet Category)
  • Bronze Medallist in 2nd Asian Youth Games 2013
  • Gold medallist in Singapore Cadet Fencing Championships 2013
  • Bronze medallist in Asian Cadet Fencing Championships 2012 (Cadet Category)
  • Gold medallist in Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup 2012
  • Two times Gold medal winner in National Inters-Schools Fencing Championships (B Div) (2012, 2013)
  • Gold medallist in National Cadet Trials 2012
  • Gold medallist in National Inters-Schools Fencing Championships 2011 (C Div)
  • Bronze medallist in Singapore Cadet Fencing Championships 2011
  • Double Gold winner in Singapore Minime Fencing Championships 2011 (U14 Category, Individual & Team)