More athletes have been joining the NFT hype train on a daily basis. Now, Olympic fencer and gold medalist, Cheung Ka Long has released his debut NFT collection named GOLD4HK. They are being released to celebrate the country’s gold in the sport at Tokyo 2020.
About the NFT Collection
Olympic gold medallist Cheung Ka-long and his men’s foil team are coming into the NFT market with their “GOLD4HK” collection to be released soon after Christmas.
It is being classed as the first NFT project for fencers around the world. Hong Kong foilists Cheung, Shawn Cheung Siu-Lun, Lawrence Ng Lok-wang, Ryan Choi Chun-yin and coach Gregory Koenig will feature in the collection. This will include 5,424 NFTs and will be launched across 2 batches. The first being minted on December 27th, and the second on January 20th.
“What we achieved with Hong Kong is something amazing and I want the Hong Kong community to remember this for as long as possible, “It’s also always good for the team to have something in common outside of the fencing hall.” said coach Koenig.
As of right now, we don’t have too much information on the project, but we are sure to have more to arrive in the coming days and weeks.
About Cheung Ka Long
Edgar Cheung Ka Long is a 24-year-old Olympic fencer from Hong Kong. He was born to parents who both played national league basketball in Hong Kong and China. He took up fencing in the fourth grade. Notably, in 2013, he was named Hong Kong’s Most Promising Young Athlete at the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards. After this, came many awards throughout the rest of his junior and senior career so far. These include medals at the World Cup, Grand Prix, Asian Championship and Asian Games.
However, most recently came his greatest athletic feat so far, an individual gold at the Tokyo 2020 games this summer. He is now internationally ranked at #4 overall by the International Fencing Federation. He is the first Hong Kong athlete to win Olympic gold in fencing, and only the second to ever win Olympic gold for the country.
Notably, he is left-handed which is uncommon to see in any sport. Also, he’s particularly tall for a fencer at 6’4″ when the average at Rio 2016 was only 5’8″.