Asiad Fencing: India women’s epee team loses in quarters

The Indian team comprising Jyotika Dutta, Thoudam Kabita Devi, Ena Arora and Jas Seerat Singh failed to produce its best show and went down fighting against China in the quarterfinals of the Asian Games.

India's 2018 Asian Games fencing campaign ended with a quarterfinal loss to China on Friday.   -  Getty Images

India’s fencing campaign in the 2018 Asian Games fencing ended on Friday after the women’s epee team suffered a 25-45 loss against China in the quarterfinals.

The Indian team comprising Jyotika Dutta, Thoudam Kabita Devi, Ena Arora and Jas Seerat Singh failed to produce its best show and went down fighting against China, which had claimed the gold medal in the last edition in Incheon, South Korea.

Day six wrap

Earlier in the day, India had defeated Indonesia 45-24 in the pre-quarterfinals to raise hopes of a medal but the Chinese team proved too good for the Indians.

Epee is a sharp-pointed duelling sword which is used in the event of fencing competition where the entire body of the opponent is a permissible area of scoring points.