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Fencer Edgar Cheung becomes Hong Kong’s first athlete to rank No. 1 in the world in men’s foil

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  • The International Fencing Federation (IFF) released its world rankings on Saturday, putting Hong Kongese fencer Cheung Ka Long, also known as Edgar, at No. 1 in men’s foil.
  • It is the first time a Hong Kongese fencer has reached the ranking, which was held by Italy’s Alessio Foconi for the past four years.
  • Cheung cemented his status as one of the world’s greatest fencers when he won gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the individual men’s foil in 2021.
  • Along with Cheung, eight other Asian and Asian American fencers made top three in the world in their respective categories.
  • Cheung has garnered widespread attention, appearing as the face of several high-end brands such as Dior and Nike.

Hong Kongese fencer Cheung Ka Long, also known as Edgar, became the country’s first athlete to rank No. 1 in the world in men’s foil.

The International Fencing Federation (IFF) released the rankings on Saturday, moving Cheung, 24, to the No. 1 spot previously held by Italy’s Alessio Foconi for the past four years.