For the third year in a row, Korea emerged as the overall champion in the 2016 Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships held recently in Tokyo. For this feat, Korea earned to own the AU23 Championship Cup, after gaining control of the 2014 AU23 in Kuwait and the 2015 AU23 in Mongolia.
The Shiekh AHMAD AL-FAHAD AL-SABAH, was donated in honor of the President of the Olympic Council of Asia and the Association of National Olympic Committees, and IOC Member.
In the 2016 AU23 held in Tokyo, Korea won a total of 15 medals, 5 of which were Golds, 3 Silvers and 7 Bronzes. Japan followed closely with 12 medals, including 4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 4 Bronzes.
Entering the final day of competition with two more team events to be played, Japan was leading the race with 4 Golds and 4 Silvers against Korea with 4 Golds and 2 Silvers. Korea and Hong Kong salvaged the last two gold medals on the last day of competition.
China won a total of 10 medals, with 2 Golds, 3 Silvers, and 5 Bronzes to finish third overall while Hon Kong had one Gold, 2 Silvers and 3 Bronzes. Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei won 4 and 1 Bronze medals, respectively.
Chinese fencers won the overall championships in the 2014 AU23 in Kuwait when the Championship Cup was first introduced.