Haziq finishes 95th in Jr Individual Sabre event at Bulgaria

Caption: Md Haziq Asahrin (L) in action during a training session at the National Fencing Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas. Picture: Yee Chun Leong


Yee Chun Leong

NATIONAL fencer Md Haziq Asahrin placed 95th overall out of 146 competitors in the junior individual sabre event at the 2017 Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The 19-year-old, who was seeded 106th, won two out of his five matches - against Razvan Stanescu of Romania and Roman Kuksenko of Ukraine - in Poule 21 in the first round on Wednesday.

He then fell to Martin Nagy of Hungary 15-10 in the round of 128 in the second round to see his campaign come to an end.

Russia’s Konstantin Lokhanov won the event after defeating Lu Yang of China 15-11 in the final.

Haziq had previously told BruSports that he was looking to gain more experience and to learn as much as possible from the outing.

Next on the calendar for the Brunei Darussalam Fencing Federation (BDFF) is the Sabah Open from April 15-16.

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