Guinto shines in Asian cadet fencing event

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino foil fencer named Clyd Lorenzo Guinto showed an impressive performance in the recent Asian Cadet Fencing Championships held in Manama, Bahrain. Guinto, who is set to turn 16 in July, managed to secure a Top 20 finish after a flawless run in the pool play.

In his first appearance at the continental meet for 17-and-under fencers, Guinto dominated Pool No. 9 with a perfect record of 5-0. He defeated competitors from Oman, India, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, and Chinese Taipei to secure his spot in the Direct Elimination round.

Despite suffering a loss to Japan’s Shun Shiraogawa in the Round of 32, Guinto ended up finishing at No. 17 out of 80 fencers in the tournament organized by the International Fencing Federation.

Guinto’s coach, Ramil Endriano, praised the young fencer’s drive and passion, emphasizing that his performance was not just about the wins but also about the hard work and dedication he put into his training.

Guinto expressed his excitement and gratitude for his achievements at the Asian Championships, noting that winning all bouts in the pools was a rewarding experience that he had worked hard for. National team fencer Michael Nicanor served as Guinto’s coach during the tournament.

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