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Bhavani Devi wins Gold in Fencing

Bhavani Devi, Indian fencer 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.

This made her the first Indian to win a Gold Medal in the international fencing competition where earlier she had won a Silver medal making her to enter into the record books.

Fencing is not a sport that finds sponsors in India unlike other sports. Bhavani Devi trains at Sports Authority of India in Thalassery.

Earlier, she defeated Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal.

“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,” said, the visibly elated Bhavani Devi.

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