Senior Nationwide Fencing Championships: Bhavani Devi follows Tokyo Olympics qualification with ninth title in nationals
Bhavani overcame Joshna Joseph (Kerala) 15-7 within the finals to seize the title and underline her class and type.
Rudrapur: India’s first fencer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, Tamil Nadu’s Bhavani Devi clinched her ninth title within the thirty first Senior Nationwide Fencing Championships on the Delhi Public Faculty right here on Saturday.
Bhavani simply defeated Jaspreet Kaur (Jammu and Kashmir) 15-2 in her opening pool match within the Girls’s Sabre Particular person competitors. She needed to keep off a tricky struggle from Telangana’s Child Reddy, finally successful 15-14 to get by means of to the quarter-finals, the place she trounced Jagmeet Kaur (Punjab) 15-7.
Within the semi-finals, Bhavani Devi dominated Okay Anitha for a 15-4 verdict. Late within the night time, she overcame Joshna Joseph (Kerala) 15-7 within the finals to seize the title and underline her class and type.
In the meantime, Kumaresan Padma Gisho Nidhi (Providers) scored an upset victory over defending champion Karan Singh (Rajasthan) to win the Males’s Sabre Particular person last.
Karan Singh had been in prime type, even rising as one of the best Indian male performer within the latest Males’ Sabre World Cup in Budapest. In actual fact, the 20-year-old had scored a surprising 5-4 win over World No 19 Konstantin Lokhanov (Russia) on his approach to the knockout stage too. He couldn’t emulate that type, although, and will likely be dissatisfied to accept a silver within the Nationals.
Avanti Radhika Prakash (Kerala) retained the Girls’s Foil Particular person crown with a victory over Laishram Khusboorani (Manipur), a bronze medallist final time. Thoibi Wanglembam Devi, runner-up in New Delhi final yr, and her Manipur team-mate Phamdom Anita Chanu, took the bronze medals.
Goa’s Chingakham Jetlee Singh, a bronze medal winner within the 2017 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships and a sixth place finisher within the Nationwide Championships final yr, confirmed why he’s rated as among the many most gifted Epee exponents with a victory over Rajendran Shanthimol Sherjin (Chhattisgarh) within the last.
Equally, Arjun (Providers) moved up from being a bronze medallist final time to winner of the Foil gold with a victory over Okay. Bebish whereas final yr’s finalists, Thokchom Bicky (Providers) and Harsh Raj (Bihar) needed to accept bronze medals this time after tasting defeats within the respective semifinals.
The outcomes (finals solely):
Girls’s Foil Particular person: 1. Avanti Radhika Prakash (Kerala); 2. Laishram Khusboorani (Manipur); 3. Phamdom Anita Chanu (Manipur) and Thoibi Wanglembam Devi (Manipur).
Males’s Sabre Particular person: 1. Kumaresan Padma Gisho Nidhi (Providers); 2. Karan Singh (Rajasthan); 3. Prince (Haryana) and Abhay Shinde (Maharashtra).
Males’s Foil Particular person: 1. Arjun (Providers); 2. Bibish Kathiresan (Tamil Nadu); 3. Harsh Raj (Bihar) and Thokchom Bicky (Providers).
Males’s Epee Particular person: 1. Chingakham Jetlee Singh (Goa); 2. Rajendran Shanthimol Sherjin (Chhattisgarh); 3. Pankaj Kumar Sharma (Providers) and SN Siva Magesh (Chhattisgarh).
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