Our Blade Club athletes performed very well for Vietnam 2022, helping Singapore to reach our best ever results. On the way, we achieved a number of firsts:
Jonathan Au Eong won a historic Gold in Men’s Foil, delivering what has been a very elusive medal for Singapore. In no less than his debut SEA Games, Jonathan handily defeated his opponent in the final to notch a clear and emphatic victory for Singapore.
Elle Koh and Kiria Tikanah also helped Singapore achieve a historic result in Women’s Epee, by getting a 1-2 in the individual event and also winning the Women’s Epee Team Gold for the first time ever.
Many of our other athletes also played their part to help see Singapore to the top of the medal table for Fencing:
Maxine Wong won a Silver medal in the Women’s Foil Individual event and, together with Blade Club teammate Denyse Chan helped the Women’s Foil Team defend their title and cement their status as champions. Alongside Jonathan, Kieran Lock was also part of the Men’s Foil Team that won the Gold medal. Elliot Han was one of the four athletes that won the historic Men’s Epee Team Gold, while Jorelle See was part of the Men’s Sabre Team that won the Bronze medal.
From other countries, there were also Blade athletes that won medals:
Malaysian Joshua Koh won a Bronze for the Individual Men’s Epee event and helped his team to a Bronze medal as well. Hans Yoong, also from Malaysia, won a Bronze for the Individual Men’s Foil event and along with his Blade Club teammates won a Silver in the Team event. Thai fencer Chayanutphat Shinnakerdchoke won a Bronze for the Individual Women’s Foil event and anchored her Team to a Bronze medal.
Singapore ended their campaign in Vietnam 2022 with a historic 6 Golds, 4 Silvers, 5 Bronzes, beating the hosts Vietnam to the top of the table. Blade Club is proud to have contributed to a large number of those medals, including both Individual Golds, and to each of the 4 Team Golds (Men’s and Women’s Foil, Men’s and Women’s Epee).