1st Khelo India Fencing Women’s League started at Talkatora Indoor Stadium

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The first Khelo India Fencing Women's League was started on 25 July 2022 at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

Important facts

  • The first of its kind national fencing competition for women will be held in three phases till July 29.

  • Phases 1 and 2 are scheduled in New Delhi, while the final phase will be held in Patiala.

  • More than 300 women cadets from 20 states will participate in the competition in junior (under-17), junior (under-20) and senior categories.

  • The Khelo India Women's Fencing League is an open national level ranking tournament for women.

  • Fencers registered with the Fencing Association of India (FAI) portal and nominated by their respective State Associations are also participating.

  • A total of Rs 1.54 crore has been sanctioned by the Sports Authority of India for this event. The prize money for each phase has been fixed at Rs 17.10 lakh.

  • Tokyo Olympian and Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) athlete Bhavani Devi will be the league's participant in the senior category event.

  • Bhavani Devi will represent Tamil Nadu.

  • Also other TOPS athletes participating in the league are Shreya Gupta (J&K), Vedika Khushi (Chhattisgarh), Tanishaa Khatri (Haryana) AP and Sheetal Dalal (Haryana).

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