Indian fencer Bhavani Devi participated in the Tokyo Olympics last year. She became the first Indian fencer to do so.
Bhavani Devi won medal in Commonwealth Championship
Indian fencer CA Bhavani Devi became the Commonwealth Champion on Wednesday. The country’s star fencer won the gold medal in the individual event of the Commonwealth Fencing Championship being played in London. She managed to achieve this feat for the second time. In the final match, she defeated Australia’s Veronika Vasileva 15-10 to win this medal. before this Bhavani In the year 2019, this medal was won in his name.
Bhavani won the Commonwealth Championship for the second time
Bhavani Devi got a bye in her first round. After this, she faced Alexander David in the next round, defeating 15-6 to reach the semi-finals. Here she faced Scotland’s Lucy Highgham. She managed to win this match 15-5. The final match was not easy for them but Bhavani still managed to win the gold medal by defeating the Australian player.
Brilliant success of Bhavani Devi
Bhavani Devi started her career in the year 2004. In the year 2007, she entered the international fencing competition for the first time but due to a delay of three minutes, she could not take part in it. Two years later, in the year 2009, she managed to win the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Championships. This was his first international medal. She was the first Indian fencer to win a silver medal at the Asian Championships. In the year 2019, she managed to win gold in the Commonwealth Championship held in Canberra, the capital of Australia and became the first player to do so.
BHAVANI DEVI IS COMMONWEALTH FENCING CHAMPION
She won 15-10 against ‘s Vasileva in the Sabre final
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Bhavani Devi’s journey has been wonderful
When she returned after winning the medal at the 2014 Asian Championships, then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa sent Bhavani Devi to the US for training. Despite two years of hard work, Bhavani could not qualify for Rio. After this he got the help of Rahul Dravid’s foundation who sent Bhavani to Italy for training. On the strength of continuous training, she managed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and made history. This was the first time that an Indian fencer landed in the Olympics. She won the first match but after that she lost in the next round.