Lebanese Fencing: Mona SHAITO 1st in the Asian U23 Fencing Championship
08 Sep. 2015 – Mona SHAITO won the 1st place in the foil at the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championship that was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This is her third consecutive gold medal in this kind of championships to confirm her dominance in this category.
The competitions attracted 250 fencers from 35 countries, 19 referees and technical experts from 16 countries. Moreover, the 2015 General Assembly of the Fencing Confederation of Asia was held in Ulaanbaatar with a participation of presidents of fencing federations of 35 countries and guests of honor and the president of the International Fencing Federation Mr Alisher Usmanov.
SHAITO won 11 matches to over come the South Koreanin the quarter final, the world number one, Hong HIUJIN in a very close game of 15/14. In the semi-final, Mona easily won over Chang SIN from Hong Kong, to face in the final the Korean ranked number two in Asia in this category. SHAITO won in 15/12 to become the Asian Champion!
SHAITO also represented Lebanon in the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.