Fencing: Bhavani Devi wins gold in Iceland

This is India’s first gold medal in International Fencing.

Bhavani defeated Sarah Jane-Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 in the final, to secure India’s first gold medal in International Fencing.   -  Special Arrangement

C. A. Bhavani Devi won the sabre gold in the Tournoi Satellite International fencing tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland on Saturday. Bhavani defeated Sarah Jane-Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 in the final.

She became the first Indian to win a gold in an International event.

“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 as I have won medals in Asian and Commonwealth championships,” a delighted Bhavani told PTI from Reykajvik.