GOH WAN QI

Women’s Epee Fencer |27 years old, Self-employed

Fencing came into my life when I was 17. Having played netball for four years, I was keen to try out a different sport. I was captivated by fencing, drawn by the elegant movements, the adrenaline rush whenever a point is scored, and the fact that fencing is a sport that is in a class of its own.  It started out as a mere co-curricular activity, but soon it was not enough to satisfy me. I found myself wanting to achieve more, to push to be better and surpass myself. My heart was set and thus I began to put in extra effort to work towards my goal. I am grateful for my coaches who taught me patiently and constantly pushed me to stretch beyond my abilities; as well as my seniors and teammates who are always encouraging and helpful. Without them, I would not be where I am today. Fencing is now a major part of my life, and it is here to stay.

Best Personal Achievements:

Senior Category:

  • Team 5th position in Incheon Asian Games 2014
  • Gold medallist in Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2014
  • 2 times member of Singapore fencing contingent in Summer World Universiade Games (26th & 27th)
  • Team 8th position in Asian Fencing Championships 2013
  • Bronze medallist in National Trials II 2013
  • Team Silver medal winner in South East Asian Fencing Championships 2012
  • Team Silver medal winner in Fencing Singapore International 2012
  • Silver medallist in Malaysia Open Fencing Championships 2012
  • Bronze medallist in National Trials I 2012
  • Double Gold medal winner in Asian Varsity Fencing Championships 2011 (Individual & Team)
  • Silver medallist in Thailand Open Championships 2011
  • Team Silver medal winner in South East Asian Fencing Championships 2010 (Junior Category)
  • Team Gold medal winner in Novices Fencing Championships 2009

Junior Category:

  • Bronze medallist in Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 2010
  • Team Gold medal winner in Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 2010
  • Team Gold medal winner in National Inters-Schools Fencing Championships 2008 (A Div)