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Indian fencer strikes World Cup gold in Iceland

Indian fencer strikes World Cup gold in Iceland
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India\'s CA Bhavani Devi won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik. In a closely contested finals, she beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 on points, according to information received here on Sunday.The Chennai woman had beaten another British fencer Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal.

Chennai: India's CA Bhavani Devi won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik. In a closely contested finals, she beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 on points, according to information received here on Sunday.The Chennai woman had beaten another British fencer Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal.

Bhavani Devi has become the first Indian to win a gold medal in an international fencing event. She had previously won a silver medal in a satellite event. She now trains at the Sports Authority of India centre at Thalassery."This is my third time in this competition. I have lost in quarter finals in previous years. Now I have won my first medal. It is also the first medal in world level competition," a delighted Bhavani told PTI from Reykajvik.

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