Indian fencer C A Bhavani Devi struck gold in the Tournoi Satellite Fencing Championship at Reykjavik (Iceland). Bhavani Devi, who hails from Chennai,
This was Bhavani’s maiden gold as well as India’s first at an international fencing event.The 23-year-old from Chennai, who had previously also won medals for India at Commonwealth meets and U-23 Asian Championships, was only competing at her third satellite event. She managed to make it to the finals overcoming tough opponents from Chile and Great Britain before beating Sarah Jane Hampson (also from Great Britain), 15-13 in the final.With this win, Bhavani Devi has also become the first Indian to win a gold medal in an international fencing event. She had previously won a silver medal.