Name: Lishan Sung
Lishan is an outstanding young sportsperson who has excelled in both National and age group events at the highest levels in the sport of Fencing. At only fifteen years of age this is an incredible achievement. She is an aspiring and hard-working athlete who has become one of the leading junior fencers in Australia. In 2010, Lishan was the youngest fencer to represent Australia at the Asian Junior and Cadet Championships in Manila, Philippines.
Lishan was also the youngest fencer to represent Australia at the World Junior and Cadet Championships in Baku Azerbaijan. She is the youngest Australian to ever win an Open National Tournament and also the youngest fencer to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships held in Melbourne, Australia. The support from Aim for the Stars will assist Lishan to train and compete overseas at the level now required to realise the potential she has internationally.
When did you start?
At the beginning of 2003 when I was in year 2
Career highlight or biggest achievement?
2010: Bronze medal in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships and Womens Foil team event
What is your dream?
To one day represent Australia at the Olympics
Who or what have inspired you?
Who's your hero?
Any other special talents?
I play the saxophone
Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas
The Notebook, Pursuit of Happiness, WALL.E
Favourite TV Show?
How the grant will help you/how will you use the money?
Last words: Quote or Motto you live by?
Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there 10. How the grant will help you/how will you use the money? The grant will help me fund overseas fencing trips for training and competition.