Bhavani Devi creates history by winning India's first medal in Asian Fencing Championships

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Bhavani Devi won the bronze medal in the women's sabre event at the Asian Fencing Championships held in Wuxi, China.

An Overview of the News

  • Bhavani lost her semi-final match against Uzbekistan's Zainab Daybekova with a score of 14-15.

  • In the quarterfinals, Bhavani defeated defending world champion Misaki Emura of Japan by a score of 15-10.

  • Bhavani registered his first win against a Japanese swordsman.

  • Bhavani's next challenge will be the World Championships to be held in Milan from July 22 to 30.

Asian Fencing Championships:

  • It is organized by the Asian Fencing Confederation for the Asia-Oceania zone.

  • The first championships were held in Tehran in 1973 but faced limited activity in the continent.

  • The tournament resumed in 1989 and has been held annually since 2007.

  • It is an important event for swordsmen in the Asia-Oceania region to showcase their skills.

About China

  • Capital - Beijing

  • President - Xi Jinping

  • Premier - Li Qiang

  • Congress Chairman - Zhao Leji

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