Bellevue man wins fencing world championship | Community sports
By KEVIN ENDEJAN
October 11, 2011 · 11:09 AM
Wang Yung of Bellevue won the 2011 Veteran Fencing World Championship in saber Oct. 2 in Porec, Croatia.
It was the first world championship for the nine-time national team member.
Yung faced competition in the men's 60-69 division that included several established fencers.
He defeated three-time World Champion and an eight-time European Champion, Richard Cohen, 9-7, in the championship match.
Yung also coached two students, Ellen O’Leary and Jane Eyre (two-time World Champion), who took home silver medals for the United States.
Yung,an instructor at Issaquah-based Washington Fencing Academy, is a saber maître (fencing master) at the Washington Fencing Academy.Fencing fans will have a chance to meet Yung and Mariel Zagunis, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, on Saturday, Nov. 5 during WFA's "Fence for the Cure."