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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Fencer Bhavani Devi, First Indian to win gold in International Event

Indian fencer C A Bhavani Devi struck gold in the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship at Reykjavik (Iceland).

Bhavani Devi, who hails from Chennai, defeated Great Britain’s Sarah Jane Hampson 15-13. 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.

Static Takeaways for Dena Bank PO Exam-
  • Fencing, also called Olympic fencing, is a sport in which two competitors fight using 'rapier-style' swords.

Source- The Indian Express

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