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[Fencing]Hong Kong Open will be staged on the weekend of Hong Kong and Taiwan live broadcast of the final stage of the event

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[Sports Road News]”Blue Cross Insurance 2021 Hong Kong Open Fencing Championships” will be held at the AsiaWorld-Expo this weekend. Hong Kong Fencing Federation Chairman Yang Yingxin revealed today (23) that the event will be held behind closed doors, but RTHK is expected The final stage of each event will be broadcast live. As for Zhang Jialang and other swordsmen who participated in the competition, they hoped that through the competition, they would become familiar with the feeling of the game and prepare for the international competition.

The Hong Kong Open is one of four local ranking scoring events. In the past, overseas swordsmen participated in the competition, and it was also held in shopping malls for promotion. This year’s event was moved to Asia Expo. It is Hong Kong’s second fencing event at Asia Expo after the 2017 Asian Championships. The under 14-year-old category was added with 639 participating swordsmen. The sponsor, Blue Cross Insurance, held a press conference for the event today and mentioned that the total prize money of the event exceeded HK$100,000. Sword General Chairman Yang Yingxin accepted an interview after attending the press conference, saying that the event was not open to spectators under the epidemic prevention restrictions. It is expected that each swordsman will be able to bring coaches or guests to the venue to a limited extent, but it is expected that the event will be broadcast live on Radio Hong Kong A competition held on the main kendo. In the past, most of the Hong Kong Opens only had the finals of each event staged in the main kendo.

Yang Yingxin, Chairman of Jian, Yin Zhide, Executive Director of Blue Cross Insurance

Yang Yingxin, Chairman of Jian, Yin Zhide, Executive Director of Blue Cross Insurance

Blue Cross Insurance provides various types of protection for the Hong Kong Fencing Team

Blue Cross Insurance provides various types of protection for the Hong Kong Fencing Team

The swordsmen present at the press conference included the Tokyo Olympics male flower individual gold medalist Jia Lang and teammates Zhang Xiaolun and Cui Haoran, as well as two Tokyo Olympic women’s epee representatives Lian Yixi and Zhu Jiawang. Zhang Jialang hopes to take advantage of this competition to play in the competition and prepare for the next international competition: “I have tried to play in the Asian Championships at the Asian Expo before. This time I feel like it will be similar, and the Hong Kong Open is rare in such a large venue. I feel more excited about hosting it. Sometimes I still feel painful with my foot injury, but my condition is okay. This is the first game after the Olympics. I hope to get familiar with the feeling of the game first.”

From left: Lian Yixi, Zhang Jialang, Cui Haoran, Zhang Xiaolun, Zhu Jiawang

From left: Lian Yixi, Zhang Jialang, Cui Haoran, Zhang Xiaolun, Zhu Jiawang

Zhang Xiaolun and Cui Haoran added that due to the cancellation of the Doha World Cup held in December, the Hong Kong team will depart for Paris for training on December 13 and participate in the World Cup Paris from January 14 to 15 in early 2022. stand. Zhu Jiawang and Lian Yixi revealed that the women’s Epee Hong Kong team is not expected to go to Doha to play in the Grand Prix in January 2022. After that, they will go to Barcelona for training and play in the February World Cup until the Budapest Grand Prix in early March. After returning to Hong Kong, I also look forward to preparing for the Hong Kong Open: “The Women’s Weight has not participated in international competitions such as the World Cup for nearly two years. I hope that with the larger scale of the Hong Kong Open, we can use this to warm up and enter the state. “

The Hong Kong Open is a local scoring event that will affect the candidates for the Hangzhou Asian Games next year. The head coach of the Hong Kong Fencing Team Zheng Zhaokang expects swordsmen to perform at their due level in this competition, and points to 4 participants in each of the Asian Games team competitions. The players will be selected from the local rankings, and the two individual matches will be selected based on the 4 international rankings. “Coach Kang” means that the Hong Kong team is now adjusting its coaching team. It is expected that new coaches will join in later, hoping to help the athletes improve, and hope that next year’s Asian Games will have a breakthrough: “The medal numbers reflect the general abilities of athletes. My biggest wish is I hope some swordsmen can win the gold medal. They were close to each other in the previous tournament, but I’m a little regretful. I hope that this year there will be a breakthrough.” He also praised the young swordsmen of the Hong Kong team, but at the same time they have gradually matured and accumulated experience and are confident. They will achieve good results in the Asian Games next year.

Hong Kong team head coach Zheng Zhaokang (right)

Hong Kong team head coach Zheng Zhaokang (right)

Photo and text: He Ziyuan

This article was originally published by “Tilu Sportsroad” in “[Fencing]Hong Kong Open weekend live broadcast of the final stage of the Hong Kong and Taiwan event Zhang Jialang hopes to play the game”

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