New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): India’s high fencer Bhavani Devi received a bronze medal within the girls’s sabre occasion on the Asian Fencing Championships 2023 and have become the primary Indian to win a medal within the girls’s sabre occasion on the Asian Fencing Championships 2023 on Monday.
After her victory, she shared a particular message on Twitter expressing what the victory meant for her.
“Immense gratitudepride for winning India’s 1st-ever medal at Senior Asian Fencing Championship 2023! Standing on the podium was emotional. Despite a bronze in the semifinals, this fuels my confidence to work harder and make our nation proud. Grateful for all supportwishes,” Bhavani wrote in her tweet.
The present world No. 49, defeated the reigning world champion and world No. 1 Misaki Emura of Japan by 15-10 within the quarter-finals of the ladies’s sabre occasion.
This victory confirmed the Indian fencer a historic medal. It was additionally Bhavani Devi’s first win over the Japanese fencer of their 4 conferences.
The 29-year-old Bhavani Devi settled for bronze after struggling an agonising 15-14 loss to Uzbekistan’s world No. 79 Zaynab Dayibekova within the semi-finals.
Earlier, Bhavani Devi had acquired a bye within the spherical of 64. She edged previous world No. 95 Dospay Karina of Kazakhstan by 15-13 to safe her place within the subsequent spherical. She shocked world No. 40 and third seed Seri Ozaki of Japan 15-11 within the pre-quarter-finals.
Jagmeet Kaur, Rishika Khajuria and Josna Christy have been the opposite three Indian fencers who competed within the girls’s sabre occasion however ended up with no medal. (ANI)