Paris: Fencer Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman Bhavani Devi won the Charlellville National Competition in France in the individual women’s sabre event on Monday. Previously, she also scripted history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first Indian to compete in the sport at the Games.
The 28-year-old fencer tweeted about her victory, stating that, “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/C0dflvOtlZ
— C A Bhavani Devi (@IamBhavaniDevi) October 17, 2021
Sports Authority of Indian (SAI) took to Twitter and congratulated the Indian fencer on her win. “Heartiest congratulations to @IamBhavaniDevi on winning the Women’s Sabre Person fencing Individual event at the Charlellville National Competition, France,” tweeted SAI.
She beat Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi 15-3 in the round of 64 at the Tokyo Olympics before losing in the round of 32 to eventual bronze medalist Manon Brunet of France.
She is the top-ranked fencer from India and is presently ranked 50th in the world.
She’s hoping to put on a good display at the 2022 Asian Games and has already begun preparing for the multi-sport event.