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THREE COUNTRIES SHINE IN 2017 AJCFC

Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan led other countries in the medal table of the 2017 Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships held in Korat Thailand from February 24 to March 5. Japan, Korea and Hong Kong finished with an identical record of 7 gold medals each. Japan however, edged out the other two countries by winning 9 silver medals as against 5 for Korea and 3 for Hong Kong. On the overall therefore, Japan had a record win of 7-9-8 Gold-Silver-Bronze medal tally, while Korea had 7-5-8 and Hong Kong with 7-3-11.

Singapore, China, and Kazakhstan each won a gold medal in the competition which saw a total of 14 countries in the medal table, out of the 29 countries which participated in the biggest ever assembly of youth fencers in Asia.

Honors in the Junior events were shared by Korea winning 5 golds, 2 silvers and 4 bronze medals, while Japan had 4 golds, 6 silvers and 4 bronzes. Eleven countries brought home a medal in these Junior events.

The Cadet events was a different show which Hong Kong strongly emerged with 5 golds, 2 silvers and 5 bronze medals, followed by Japan with 3 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronzes. Eleven countries also brought home at lest a medal in these events for fencers 17 years old or younger.

The results of this year's cadet events will be part of the new Asian ranking system which is part of the Asian Cadet Circuit.