[Global Times Comprehensive Report] Men's foil Olympic champion Zhang Jialang, who was praised as the "Sword God" by Hong Kong people, became the first athlete in Hong Kong history to be ranked "World No. 1" in this sport.

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expressed her congratulations on the 18th.

  According to Hong Kong's "01" website on the 18th, after winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics last year (the second gold in Hong Kong's history), Zhang Jialang achieved his goal again on the 18th.

In the Foil World Cup held in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia recently, Italian player Foconi, who was originally ranked first in the men's world, was eliminated in the round of 64. Zhang Jialang, who was only 2 points behind in the ranking, overtook the world for the first time.

After the game, the FIF updated the rankings in real time rarely. Zhang Jialang reached the top with 200 points, Japanese swordsman Takahiro Shikigen ranked second with 180 points, and Fouconi fell to the third place with 173 points.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor congratulated Zhang Jialong and wished the Hong Kong fencing team to achieve great results in the men's team competition later.

(Li Yao)

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