Day 5 continued with the second day of the sabre event series, showcasing both the Men’s and Women’s Cadet Sabre individual events. Alex Sun of Dynamo Fencing Club in Richmond, BC would be competing at his first World Championships in the men’s event.
Alex came into the unseeded amongst the 122 competitors. With 3 victories and 3 losses, of which one of the defeats was 5-4, Alex was ranked 4th in his pool. Going into the round of 128 direct eliminations, he was seeded 67th, which placed him up against 62nd seed Joey Zhuo Yi See (SGP). Despite his slightly lower rank, Alex defeated his Singapore opponent 15-9 to make it into the round of 64. Alex’s next bout would be up against Mohammed Alfadhli (FIE), though he lost this second DE 15-12. This result landed Alex in 55th place overall. Congratulations on your result at your first World Championships, Alex! We see good things coming in the future!
Stay tuned tomorrow for the last day of the sabre competition, where Hunter Moricz will be fencing in the Junior Men’s Sabre team event! Let’s go Canada!