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Bhupendra France-bound

india Updated: Jan 31, 2007 02:05 IST

AFTER AN impressive performance by Amardeep and Himalaya at the international fencing meets, coach Bhupendra Singh is all set to make the country proud. Bhupendra Singh of the Sports and Youth Welfare Department has been selected to participate in the fencing training camp. He is the only fencing coach from India to attend the camp. The camp will be organised at France from February 12.

Talking to media in the City, Bhupendra said that the camp would help him in promoting the game in the country. “The camp aims to provide all the necessary training about the new rules and regulations pertaining to the game,” said the coach.

Eklavya award recipient Bhupendra has the credit of developing three international and ten national level players. About the future of the game, Bhupendra said that fencing is getting popular in India.

“We won bronze in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Championship. It suggests that India is doing well at the international level,” said Bhupendra. He lauded the efforts done by the sports department in promoting fencing in the state. Bhupendra will be given all necessary support, Vikas Kharadkar of the sports department said.