Sydney University Fencing Club member Sholto Douglas just missed out on a gold medal in the men’s foil at the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships held in Manila, Philippines, last week.

Sholto, a first year Engineering/Commerce student, went down 15-13 in the gold medal showdown which was won by Hanseok Lee, of Korea.

Silver medallist Sholto reached the final after defeating Korean Jaeyoung An in a close semi-final encounter.

He had earlier come from 0-7 down to win his quarter-final 15-10.


Asian Under 23 Championships

Men’s Foil Final: Hanseok Lee (Korea) d Sholto Douglas (Sydney University-Australia) 15-13 in Manila.

Men’s Foil Semi-Final: Sholto Douglas (Sydney University-Australia) d Jaeyoung An (Korea).