Fencer Bhavani Devi wins ninth Nationwide crown | Extra sports activities Information

CHENNAI: Bhavani Devi, India’s first fencer to qualify for the Olympic Video games in Tokyo, gained her ninth title on the 31st Senior Nationwide fencing championships at Uttarakhand on Saturday night.
Within the ladies’s sabre last, the 27-year-old from Tamil Nadu beat Kerala’s Joshna Joseph 15-7 to win the title. Within the semifinal stage of the competitors, Bhavani dominated Okay Anitha for a 15-Four verdict.
Bhavani obtained her marketing campaign off to a sturdy begin as she simply beat Jaspreet Kaur of Jammu and Kashmir 15-2 in her opening pool match. She needed to beat back a troublesome struggle from Telangana’s Child Reddy, finally profitable 15-14 to get via to the quarterfinals, the place she trounced Jagmeet Kaur (Punjab) 15-7.
In the meantime, Kumaresan Padma Gisho Nidhi (Providers) scored an upset victory over defending champion Karan Singh (Rajasthan) to win the lads’s sabre particular person last.
Avanti Radhika Prakash (Kerala) retained the ladies’s foil particular person crown with a victory over Laishram Khusboorani (Manipur), a bronze medallist final time. Goa’s Chingakham Jetlee Singh, a bronze medal winner within the 2017 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships and a sixth place finisher within the Nationwide Championships final yr, confirmed why he’s rated as among the many most proficient Epee exponents with a victory over Rajendran Shanthimol Sherjin (Chhattisgarh) within the last.
Equally, Arjun (Providers) moved up from being a bronze medallist final time to winner of the Foil gold with a victory over Okay. Bebish whereas final yr’s finalists, Thokchom Bicky (Providers) and Harsh Raj (Bihar) needed to accept bronze medals this time after tasting defeats within the respective semifinals.

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