Bellevue man wins fencing world championship | Community sports

From left, Team USA medalists Jim Adams, Wang Yung and David Seuss. - Photo courtesy of Nicole Jomantas
From left, Team USA medalists Jim Adams, Wang Yung and David Seuss.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Nicole Jomantas

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."

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