Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month
Wang Yung 
Wang Yung, is a world champion sabre fencer and highly accredited sabre coach. Wang has been a competitive sabre fencer for over 40 years and had been in the top 20 rankings, as a Senior, for over ten years.
He graduated from CCNY with an architecture degree and was a member of the CCNY Varsity Fencing Team, under Coach Edward Lucia. Wang was inducted into the CCNY Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. 
He went on to a career as a certified architect working with the federal government, but still found time to fence. He has been on fourteen US Veteran World Championship Teams winning one Gold, one Silver and four Bronze in the individual events and was on the Gold medal team in 2014. Wang won first place Sabre Gold in three consecutive Asian Veterans Fencing Championships.  
In addition to being an individual competitor, Wang has also coached for over 20 years, training both national and international medalists, since 2000.  In 2009 he was the first coach in the United States to earn the specialized single weapon Fencing Master certification from the US Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) and Maître de Sabre from the Académie d'Armes Internationale (AAI).  
Wang has contributed to the fencing community, serving as a Board member of  Fencers Club, Chair of the Western Washington Division, USA Fencing and was elected Chair of the Certification and Accreditation Board of the US Fencing Coaches Association.
 In 2019, the Veteran Committee of Fencing Canada presented Wang with an award recognizing his contribution to Veteran Fencing both as a competitor and coach in international tournaments.
Wang has also been active with many Asian American community organizations and causes. A few include being a Board member of the Chinatown Planning Council (CPC) in New York, President of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Board member of the Wing Luke Asian Museum and President of the Board of Directors, Kin On Community Heath Care, in Seattle.  
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