[Fencing]Zhang Jialang’s world ranking has risen to a new high and is expected to reach the top next month

[Sports Road News]There is good news for the Hong Kong fencing team. Zhang Jialang, who recently won the historic title of the Men’s Foil World Cup Paris Station, has risen two places to No. 2 in the world ranking, setting a new personal high. The World Cup Cairo Station held from the 25th to the 27th will become the “World One”!

Zhang Jialang won the gold medal in the men’s individual competition in the Tokyo Olympics, and the world ranking jumped from 19th before the East Olympics to 4th. Hong Kong will perform well in the World Cup in Paris. He will become the first Hong Kong general to win the Men’s Flower World Cup by breaking through 6 levels in a row. In addition, the two higher-ranked swordsmen performed mediocrely in this competition. In the end, Zhang Jialang surpassed the United States in one fell swoop. Gerek Meinhardt and Italian East Olympic silver medalist Daniele Garozzo moved up to No. 2 in the world rankings. The gap between Ka Long and the current world “big brother” Italian Alessio Foconi has also been reduced from 35 points before the game to 11 points. Since the Turin Station of the Foil Grand Prix originally scheduled to be held in early February has to be postponed until March 31 due to the epidemic, Gu Hong Kong will not be able to make its debut at the Cairo Station of the World Cup Egypt from February 25 to 27 at the earliest. First.

Zhang Jialang (second from left) won the individual event at the Foil World Cup Paris Station earlier (Photo Credit: FIE Facebook)

Zhang Jialang (second from left) won the individual event at the Foil World Cup Paris Station earlier (Photo Credit: FIE Facebook)

Cai Junyan, who reached the top 8 at the Paris Station, also rose from the 11th place before the competition to the 8th place in the world ranking, tying the personal best before the Tokyo Olympics. As for Cui Haoran, who was in the first international competition after his comeback in April last year, although he failed to advance to the top 64 in the main competition in Paris, he still won a small number of points. In terms of team competition rankings, the Hong Kong team, which only finished 8th in Paris, dropped slightly from 4th in the world before the competition to 5th, and was surpassed by Italy, which was the king of the competition.

This article is by “Sportsroad“Originally published in “[Fencing]Zhang Jialang’s world ranking has risen to a new high and is expected to reach the top next month

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