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Story of fencing player Bhavani Devi who represented India in Olympics

The sabre fencer started early as a child and climbed up her way to the world rankings.
Bhavani Devi.(Life Beyond Numbers)
Bhavani Devi.(Life Beyond Numbers)
Published on Aug 30, 2021 04:53 PM IST
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By Life Beyond Numbers

Debutants’ Tokyo tales: Djokovic, delight and nerves

This was an Olympics like none other; delayed by a year and held amid a pandemic and with multiple restrictions and protocols. There were no spectators and athletes’ movement was restricted between the Village or the hotel to the competition venues.
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi with Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic(Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi with Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic(Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 10:41 PM IST
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By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Olympics: Fencer Bhavani says she has learnt lessons, will work on technique

Bhavani Devi began her individual sabre event campaign at Tokyo 2020 with a confident 15-3 win against Tunisia's Nadia Ben Azizi but bumped into world number three Manon Brunet of France in the next round, which she lost 7-15.
Olympics: Fencer Bhavani Devi (right) says she has learnt lessons, will work on technique(ANI)
Olympics: Fencer Bhavani Devi (right) says she has learnt lessons, will work on technique(ANI)
Published on Jul 28, 2021 05:30 PM IST
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Bhavani Devi shines bright before Tokyo Olympics exit

Immediately after her bout with Manon, a German coach came up to her and told her that she was great even in defeat.
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi(Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi(Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Updated on Jul 26, 2021 10:38 PM IST
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By Avishek Roy, Tokyo

PM Modi reacts to Bhavani Devi’s apology after 2nd round fencing knockout

After getting knocked out from the Tokyo Games, the Indian fencer took to Twitter and apologised for not making it to the next level.
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi(CA Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi(CA Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 09:50 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

'Tried to compete in tournaments even with injuries to qualify for Olympics

Bhavani qualified for the Tokyo Games through the Adjusted Official Ranking (AOR) Method. Two individual spots were up for grabs for the Asia and Oceania region based on the World Rankings as of April 5, 2021. She is ranked 45th and occupies one of the two available slots based on the ranking.
Bhavani Devi: File photo(HT Image)
Bhavani Devi: File photo(HT Image)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 09:28 PM IST
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Cut above rest, fencer Bhavani makes Olympics history

Fencer Bhavani Devi on Sunday scripted history by becoming the first fencer from India to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Bhavani Devi. (HT Image)
Bhavani Devi. (HT Image)
Updated on Mar 16, 2021 06:58 AM IST
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By Avishek Roy, New Delhi

Bhavani Devi: Living by her sword

Bhavani is undeterred by the absence of a history of the sport in the country, or the limited training facilities
Fencing came to Bhavani accidentally in 2004, when she was ten years old.(HT Photo)
Fencing came to Bhavani accidentally in 2004, when she was ten years old.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 09:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Avishek Roy

Back from Italy in nick of time, fencer Bhavani does target practice with kitbag

The 26-year old trailblazer has given fencing an identity in India and has won laurels at the international level through her hard work and determination.
File image of Bhavani Devi.(File)
File image of Bhavani Devi.(File)
Updated on May 11, 2020 06:16 PM IST
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Chennai | By Press Trust of India
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