Fencer Bhavani Devi wins Charleville National Competition in France

Star Indian fencer C A Bhavani Devi won the Charleville National Competition, France, in the Women's Sabre individual event on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: Fencer C. A. Bhavani Devi won the Charleville National Competition, France, in the Women's Sabre individual event on Sunday.   -  PTI

Star Indian fencer C A Bhavani Devi won the Charleville National Competition, France, in the Women's Sabre individual event on Sunday.

Bhavani tweeted, "Won the Charlellville National Competition, France in the Women's Sabre individual. Many thanks to coach Christian Bauer, Arnaud Schneider ,and all teammates Congratulations to all for a great start of the season."

After winning the Charleville National Competition, the Indian fencer said, "The win is important as it has given me positive energy since from the Round of 32, all my opponents whom I beat, I will be facing quite a few of them in forthcoming International tournaments. The win also proves that my training is moving on the right track and that I should get better."

"My main focus will be on the Asian championships, Asian Games, and World championships scheduled next year."

Bhavani became the first ever Indian fencer to participate at the Olympics when she competed in the Summer Games in Tokyo in July this year. She won her round of 64 match 15-3 against Tunisia's Nadia Ben Azizi before going down to eventual bronze-medallist, Manon Brunet of France in the round of 32.

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