Virender Sehwag congratulates India's first gold medal winning fencer Bhavani Devi on Twitter, hails her JAI BHAVANI

29 May 2017, 05:22 PM
Bhavani Devi - File photo
Bhavani Devi - File photo

Former Indian Test cricketer Virender Sehwag took to Twitter in his trademark style to congratulate CA Bhavani Devi, who became the first Indian fencer to win a gold medal at an international fencing event in Iceland.

Sehwag who has created a mark for himself by applauding the efforts and achievement of other sportsmen and personalities didn't waste any time in recognising the efforts of the Indian fencer who created history of sorts by becoming the first Indian gold medalist fencer at an international event.

India's C A Bhavani Devi had won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland.  In the final she beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 on points, said a press note. The Chennai woman had beaten another British fencer Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal. 

First Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 05:13 PM
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