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Good Sports: Indian Fencer wins Bronze at Asian Championship

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
August 2023
Good Sports: Indian Fencer wins Bronze at Asian Championship

C.A. Bhavani Devi continues to make history for India in fencing. She won a bronze medal at the recent Asian Fencing Championship in Wuxi, China, becoming the first Indian to win a medal at the event.

The 29-year-old Chennai native defeated reigning world champion Misaki Emura of Japan 15-10 in the quarterfinals of the women’s saber event, before losing 15-14 to Uzbekistan’s Zaynab Dayibekova in the semi-finals. “This medal is very precious for me, and also very important for India. I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time,” Bhavani told the Hindustan Times. “I know it’s a bronze, but it’s a good result for my persistent efforts.”

In 2021, Devi became the first-ever Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics, representing India at the Summer Games in Tokyo. She also won gold medals at the 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Fencing Championships.


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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

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