Cindy Gao

It took Cindy Gao eight years to earn the bragging rights to become Canada’s top female fencing champ.

The 18-year-old who calls Toronto home finished in third-place at the 2017 Junior Pan American Championship in Havana, Cuba and won the senior National Championship title that same year. Gao was named the National Fencing Athlete of the year twice - during the 2016-2017 and 2015 -2016 seasons. 

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Alex Cai

Alex Cai loves to outwit, outplay and outlast, but he’s not playing the popular reality TV showSurvivor – he’s fencing.
Each time Alex Cai walks onto the piste and stands in the en garde position, he’s competing to become the sole survivor.
The 17-year-old Grade 12 Toronto student won the Vancouver Canada Cup Junior Championship in January 2017, and the Canadian National Championship for Men’s Seniors in April 2017.

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