Bhavani Devi (27 years old Indian Fencer) has created a history and has become the first Indian to qualify for Olympics in Women’s individual Sabre. Indian fencer finds her place in the Tokyo Olympics by the “Adjusted Official ranking method” on 14th March 2021. Now the fencer will take part in the Tokyo Olympics which is scheduled to be organised from 23 July 2021 to 8th August 2021.
About Bhavani Devi
Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman Bhavani Devi was born on 27 August 1993. Indian sabre is supported by GoSports Foundation under the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme. Bhavani Devi has been trained by Sports Authority of India coach Sagar Lagu in the Sports Authority of India Training Center at Thalassery apart from her training in Italy.
Bhavani Devi had won a Bronze medal at 2009 Common Wealth Championship held in Malaysia. In 2010, Bhavani won Bronze medals in the International Open of Thailand. She also won Cadet Asian Championship in 2010 in Philippines. In 2014, Bhavani won a silver medal in the Asian Championship under 23 category in Philippines and become the first Indian to achieve the medal. She also became the first Indian to win the gold medal at the senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship in Canberra. In the event, she beat Catriona Thomson from Scotland in the semi-finals and England’s Emily Ruaux for the finals. As of September 2020, she is ranked at the 45th position across the with 37.0 points.
2021 Tokyo Olympics
2021 Tokyo Olympics will be organised from July 23 to August 28, 2021. This Olympics were earlier scheduled to be held in 2020 but the games were postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Bhavani Devi to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2021 Bhavani Devi to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2021