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.
Capital - Beijing
President - Xi Jinping
Premier - Li Qiang
Congress Chairman - Zhao Leji
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