Yantai woman wins epee individual gold at Tokyo Olympics

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2021-07-26

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Sun Yiwen wins the women's fencing epee individual finals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. [Photo/IC]

Sun Yiwen of China edged Ana Maria Popescu of Romania to win the women's epee individual gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on July 24.

It was also the third gold medal for China after Yang Qian claimed the first gold of the Tokyo Olympics with a victory in the women's 10m air rifle and weightlifter Hou Zhihui won the women's 49kg title.

Born in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, Sun was selected to the Shandong Provincial Fencing Team in 2010 and joined the national team in 2013. Sun has won the gold medal with her teammates in the Fencing Women's Epee Team event at the Asian Games 2018, and won the individual bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016.