India’s fencer Bhavani Devi becomes first ever Indian women to win a “Gold” in the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship at Reykjavik (Iceland).
Bhavani Devi who comes from Chennai defeated Great Britain’s Sarah Jane Hampson 15-13 in the final. She also overcame the challenge of Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal.
With this win, Bhavani Devi has also become the first Indian to win a gold medal in an international fencing event. She had previously won a silver medal.
“This is my third time in this competition. I have lost in quarterfinals 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,” a delighted Bhavani told PTI from Reykjavik.