LOCAL-BORN FENCER LIM WEI WEN WINS S’PORE’S 1ST INCHEON ASIAN GAMES MEDAL

INCHEON: A member of Singapore’s fencing team clinched the country’s first medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday (Sep 20).

Competing in the Men’s Epee Individual competition, Lim Wei Wen edged out Hong Kong’s Nicola Lu Min in the Quarter-Final 16-15 to qualify for the next round, securing the country’s first medal in this year’s Asiad in the process.

However, he went down 15-6 to South Korea’s Jing Jin-sun 15-6 in the Semi-Final, dashing his and the country’s hopes of a first gold medal.

His efforts did not go unrecognised, though. Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, who is in Incheon to support Team Singapore’s athletes, posted on Twitter on Saturday: “It was not to be. Wei Wen lost 6-15. But well done to win our first medal here in Incheon! Go #OurTeamSG!”

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