India’s Bhavani Devi strikes gold in fencing championship at Reykjavik

Bhavani Devi has also become the first Indian to win a gold medal in an international fencing event.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:May 28, 2017 5:52 pm
Bhavani Devi, Bhavani Devi fencing, Bhavani Devi gold, fencing Bhavani Devi, Iceland, Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship, fencing news, fencing, sports news, indian express Bhavani Devi defeated Great Britain’s Sarah Jane Hampson 15-13 in the finals.

Indian fencer C A Bhavani Devi struck gold in the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship at Reykjavik (Iceland). Bhavani Devi, who hails from Chennai, defeated Great Britain’s Sarah Jane Hampson 15-13. En route to the final, she also defeated Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal.

With this win, Bhavani Devi has also become the first Indian to win a gold medal in an international fencing event. She had previously won a silver medal.

“This is my third time in this competition. I have lost in quarterfinals in previous years. Now I have won my first medal. It is also the first medal in world level competition as I have won medals in Asian and Commonwealth championships,” a delighted Bhavani told PTI from Reykjavik.

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