Incheon Asian Games

(From left) Silver medalist Park Kyoung-Doo of Korea, gold medalist Jung Jin-Sun of Korea and bronze medalists Nguyen Tien Nhat of Vietnam and Lim Wei Wen of Singapore pose for a photo during the medal ceremony for the Asiad men’s individual epee fencing competition. (Photo 1 courtesy of SNOC)

Incheon, Saturday, September 20, 2014 — National fencer Lim Wei Wen made history by clinching Singapore’s first medal at the Incheon Asian Games.

The Asiad debutant lost 15–5 to South Korea’s Jung Jin-Sun (world-ranked fifth) in the men’s individual epee semi-final. As there are no third place play-offs in fencing, Lim Wei Wen was automatically conferred the bronze medal, sharing the honour with Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Nhat.

Lim’s bronze medal is also Singapore’s first-ever podium finish in Asiad fencing.

“I have a great team and great coach and we have very good mental preparation before coming to Incheon. We just wanted to do our country proud, and show off what we trained for in Singapore. I don’t feel any pressure because I know I’m walking in the right path with great support,” said the 29-year-old.

Lim added, “Just do the right thing, and believe what you’re doing is right. Beautiful outcomes will appear.”

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