Training in Italy has helped a lot – Bhavani Devi

Bhavani Devi India's first fencer to participate in Olympics
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Bhavani Devi has said that she is looking for a medal at Paris Olympics 2024 after winning her debut game on Monday. Bhavani is the first ever Indian fencer participating in Olympics. She won her debut game against Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi 15-3 but then lost to World No. 3 Manon Burnet.


Bhavani Devi has said that she is very excited to represent the country in Olympics. She added that she is a little disappointed at the outcome as it could’ve been better. But it is Olympics and she felt she has given her best.  Bhavani is now looking for the 2024 Paris Olympics. 27 years old Bhavani said that she was not feeling any pressure on Monday. She also said that training in Italy with some of the best athletes helped her a lot. She said that each training session was of very high intensity and she came to the Tokyo Olympics in best condition.

Bhavani Devi
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Bhavani Devi is also hopeful that her effort will put the fencing game in the radar in India. She said that as an athlete it was not a bed of roses for her as it was not all about improving her personal performance and winning the medals but she also has to arrange travel, funds and competition plans. She is very hopeful that from now on more Indians will take interest in fencing.

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