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.
Congratulations C A Bhavani Devi for becoming first Indian Fencer to win gold at an international event .— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 29, 2017
Jai Bhavani ! pic.twitter.com/yktOtP7Ssk
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.