Interview with Karthick Gopinathan: "I work as a software engineer to support my fencing career"
India's shining light in fencing, Karthick G overcomes plenty of difficulties to represent India. Here he talks about what keeps him going, his dreams and India's chances of a fencing medal at the Olympics
When I talk about fencing with many people, I understand the fact that its not that a well known sport in India. Then I explain the sport in common-man tongue- sword fighting. When I mention wheelchair fencing people say sword fight on wheelchairs? Yes, amazing isnt it? It indeed is.
Olympic fencing champion Lei Sheng is China's flag bearer at the Asian Games
Chinese fencer Lei Sheng, who won the men's foil gold at the 2012 London Olympics, will carry the country's national flag at the 17th Asian Games opening ceremony here Friday. Liu Peng, chef de mission of the Chinese delegation, made the announcement Thursday at the flag raising and welcome ceremony held at the athletes' village.