Check out Cheryl’s feature in the Winnipeg Free Press here!

Cheryl Cheung has faced male competitors her entire fencing career — a daunting reality, from the time she was first introduced to the sport six years ago in Hong Kong.

Now, she welcomes the challenge.

“Of course, guys are a lot faster and a lot more challenging to fence, but it’s also really good training for me because going to nationals, there’s people with really high level, really high speed,” said Cheung, who primarily competes in the épée category. The objective is to touch or strike any area of an opponent’s body with the tip of the sword.