Samuel Kwong

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Samuel Kwong
2013 national championship.JPG
Samuel Kwong (right), with coach George Pogosov, wins 2013 National Championship in Columbus, Ohio
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1998-01-01) January 1, 1998 (age 16)
Residence Los Altos Hills, California
Weapon(s) Sabre
Hand Right
Club Cardinal Fencing Club

Samuel Kwong (born January 1, 1998 in Pleasanton, California) is an American sabre fencer. He is USA Fencing's 2013 Youth-14 Men's Sabre national champion.

Youth[edit]

Kwong held the national #1 rank in each concluding year of Youth-10, Youth-12, and Youth-14. He was a two-time gold medalist in both the Youth-12 and Youth-14 age categories and a two-time bronze medalist in the Youth-10. Altogether he has won 11 national medals in these divisions, 4 of which were gold and 3 of which were bronze.[1][2][3]

He was the youngest male sabre fencer in the country with an A rating in the 2012-2013 season.[2]

National Tournament Event Season Place
Portland, Oregon North American Cup Youth-10 Men's Sabre 2008-2009 3
Portland Oregon North American Cup Youth-12 Men's Sabre 2008-2009 8
Dallas, Texas National Championship Youth-10 Men's Sabre 2008-2009 3
Portland, Oregon North American Cup Youth-12 Men's Sabre 2010-2011 1
Reno, Nevada North American Cup Youth-12 Men's Sabre 2010-2011 1
Austin, Texas North American Cup Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2011-2012 3
Virginia Beach, Virginia North American Cup Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2011-2012 6
Anaheim, California North American Cup Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2011-2012 5
Louisville, Kentucky North American Cup Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2012-2013 5
Richmond, Virginia North American Cup Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2012-2013 1
Columbus, Ohio National Championship Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2012-2013 1

Cadet (Under-17)[edit]

The west-coast fencer was 1st alternate for the 2013 Cadet World Championships in Poreč, Croatia, ranked 4th on the USFA team point standings.[4][5] Kwong was the youngest men's sabre fencer to represent USA internationally in the 2012-2013 season.[3] However, at 14 years old he won USA's first medal for the season at the 2012 Cadet World Cup in Konin, Poland.[6][7][8]

He was a Cadet bronze medalist at the 2013 Junior Olympics in Baltimore, Maryland.[3][9]

Med 3.png Konin, Poland 2012 World Cup, Cadet Men's Sabre
Med 3.png Baltimore, Maryland 2013 Junior Olympics, Cadet Men's Sabre

Personal life[edit]

Kwong trains under co-head coach of the Stanford University varsity team, George Pogosov, Olympic and six-time World champion.[10]

Aside from being a fencer, Kwong is a violinist. He won the 2011 United States Open Music Competition and has been a concertmaster and soloist with the El Camino Youth Symphony.[11][12]

He is in the Class of 2016 at Henry M. Gunn High School.[3]

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