LIM ELIZABETH ANN YU YAN

Women’s Epee Fencer | 23 years old, Teacher

Ever since picking up the sport in primary 4, fencing has become a significant part of my life. Initially, it was just a fun activity I went for once a week. As I trained, my interest in the sport grew immensely; I was intrinsically driven to improve, to be better, and so I began training more often. Fencing is something different, its exhilarating, and challenging; requiring not only physical strength, but mental and emotional strength as well.

Fencing has opened up many doors for me; opportunities I would never have had, if I had not picked up the sport. My parents, coaches and the friends I’ve made are paramount in my journey thus far. They have pushed, guided, motivated, and supported me all the way, not once have they given up on me, and for this I am thankful.

I’ll admit, it hasn’t been easy. There are good and bad days, and competitions don’t always go the way you’d want them to, but you’ve just got to keep your head up and work on improving even more. Joining fencing is a choice I’m glad I made and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Best Personal Achievements:

Senior Category

  • Bronze medallist in SEA Games 2015
  • Team 5th position in Incheon Asian Games 2014
  • Gold medallist in Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2014
  • Bronze medallist in National Trials III 2013
  • Team Silver medal winner in Fencing Singapore International 2012
  • 7th position in Thailand Open Fencing Championships 2012
  • 7th position in FS Challenge 2012
  • 6th position in Fencing Singapore International 2011
  • 8th position in FS Challenge 2010
  • Team Gold medal winner in Novices Fencing Championships 2009

Junior | Cadet Category

  • 6th position in Asian Junior & Cadet Fencing Championships 2011 (Cadet category)
  • Team Bronze medal winner in Asian Junior & Cadet Fencing Championships 2011 (Cadet category)
  • Team Gold medal winner in Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup 2011
  • Team Bronze medal winner in Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 2011
  • Team 8th position in Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup 2010 (Mixed Team Event)
  • Silver medallist in South East Asian Fencing Championships 2010 (Cadet Category)
  • Gold medallist in National Inters-Schools Fencing Championships 2010 (B Div)
  • Bronze medallist in Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 2010
  • Team Gold medal winner in Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 2010
  • Bronze medallist in Singapore Cadet Fencing Championships 2009
  • Bronze medallist in Singapore Minime Fencing Championships 2009 (U14 Category)
  • Bronze medallist in National Inters-Schools Fencing Championships 2008 (C Div)