Samuel Kwong

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Samuel Kwong
2013 national championship.JPG
Samuel Kwong (right), with coach George Pogosov, wins the 2013 National Championship in Columbus, Ohio
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1998-01-01) January 1, 1998 (age 17)
Residence Los Altos Hills, California
Weapon(s) Sabre
Hand Right
Club Cardinal Fencing Club
FIE Ranking current ranking

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.

Achievements[edit]

Kwong held the national #1 rank in each concluding year of Youth-10, Youth-12, and Youth-14.[1] Altogether he won 10 North American Cup top-8 finalist medals between 2009 and 2013—including 3 gold and 3 bronze. In 2013 he won the national championship in Columbus, Ohio.[2]

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

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

He won an Under-17 bronze medal at the 2013 Junior Olympics in Baltimore, Maryland[8] and as team captain an Under-19 team gold medal at the 2015 Junior Olympics in Richmond, Virginia. [9]

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