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Bhavani Devi becomes first Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics

Date: 16 March 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Tamil Nadu's Chadalavada Anandha Bhavani Devi scripted history as she became the first-ever fencer from India to quality for Olympic Games. Bhavani secured a spot for the Tokyo Olympics at the World Cup in Hungary.
  • The fencer secured a spot in the World Cup in Hungary after the hosts lost in the quarterfinals of the team event, allowing South Korea to progress to the semi-final.
  • Bhavani Devi qualifies 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.