In a sport that isn’t very well recognised in the country, CA Bhavani Devi has just won a gold medal. In thesabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland, CA Bhavani emerged victorious, putting India on the global fencing map.
She beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 on points, to clinch the gold.
“This is my third time in this competition. I have lost in quarter finals 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 an ecstatic Bhavani
She further went onto say that the competition was really tough, especially from the quarterfinal stage, where the British fencers made her work really hard for her victory.
It is heartening to see an Indian making a mark for herself in a sport that isn’t quite popular in the country, and hopefully wins like these at the international level, help popularise the sport amongst the present and upcoming generation