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New Delhi, August 11: Well-known Indian fencing participant Bhavani Devi gained the gold medal within the ongoing Commonwealth Fencing Championships in London. Thus defending the title he gained final time, he achieved an vital achievement in his profession.
The Indian fencer, ranked forty second on this planet, defeated second-seeded Australian Veronika Vasileva 15-10 within the last of the senior girls’s fencing particular person occasion on Tuesday, August 9. Bhavani got here into limelight when she grew to become the primary Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics.
For the Twenty third-placed athlete on the World Cup in Istanbul, the medal has introduced some aid.
This was adopted by Bhavani’s World Championship marketing campaign in Cairo in July, ending within the second spherical. The Commonwealth Fencing Championship is his tenth worldwide event this 12 months.
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Talking after her win, Bhavani stated, “It was a tricky last and I’m glad that I used to be ready so as to add one other gold medal for India this 12 months. This 12 months has been a beautiful journey for me and I’m trying ahead to breaking the momentum.” Want to proceed. The assist for me in India has been nice.”
Rajeev Mehta, common secretary of the Fencing Affiliation of India, sees him because the chief of fencing within the nation.
Bhatia stated, “She has been an inspiration to each fencer in India, and it’s due to her that many kids now dream of turning into huge on the worldwide fencing map.
“This gold medal solely provides to our perception that fencing is on the rise in India and I’m certain the day just isn’t far after we can have Indian fencers competing frequently in high worldwide tournaments together with the Olympics.”
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Story first revealed: Thursday, August 11, 2022, 7:21 [IST]