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Bhavanidevi became first Indian to win a bronze medal at Asian Fencing Championship in China

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Olympian C. A. Bhavani Devi has created history by defeating reigning World Champion Misaki Emura in the Asian Fencing Championship quarterfinal and securing India its first-ever medal at the event.

The Indian fencer stunned the world number one 15-10 to enter the women’s sabre semifinal.

Bhavani, however, lost to Uzbekistan’s Zaynab Dayibekova in the semifinals, 15-14, securing a bronze medal.  

Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur has congratulated Bhavani Devi for her victory.

In a tweet, Mr Thakur described Bhavani Devi as a trailblazer and an inspiration to fellow athletes. He said, Bhavani Devi elevated the sport to the recognition it deserves.

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