Lei Sheng

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Lei Sheng

Lei Sheng (雷声) , born in Tianjin on March 7, 1984, won the gold medal in men's individual foil after beating Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt 15-13 at the 2012 London Olympics. He has been named China's flag-bearer at the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony.

His name literally means “thunder” in the Chinese language. According to his coach, he is tall enough but needs to gain more competition experience and improve his strength.

Major achievements:

2007:

World Fencing Championships –gold medal for men's individual (Bonn, St. Petersburg, Montreal) and gold medal for men's team foil (Paris) d;

2009:

World Fencing Championships – gold medal for men's team foil (Paris, Shanghai);

2010:

World Fencing Championships – gold medal for men’s individual foil (Paris, Venice) and gold medal for men's team foil (Paris);

World Fencing Championships – gold medal for men's team foil (Catnia);

Universiade - gold medal for men's team foil;

2012:

Asian Fencing Championships - gold medal for men's individual

London Olympic Games - gold medal for men's individual foil.

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