On Sunday, 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. For your information let us share that the sabre 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.
Congratulations to Indian fencer Bhavani Devi who has qualified for Tokyo Olympics! She has become the 1st ever Indian fencer to achieve the feat. My best wished to— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju)
Here it is to be noted that Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated Bhavani Devi on her qualifying for the Olympics. He tweeted "Congratulations to Indian fencer Bhavani Devi who has qualified for Tokyo Olympics! She has become the 1st ever Indian fencer to achieve the feat. My best wishes to @IamBhavaniDevi,". Sports Authority of India tweeted "It is a historic moment as @IamBhavaniDevi becomes the 1st ever fencer from India to qualify for the @Olympics in women’s individual sabre on basis of Adjusted Official ranking at the Men’s and Women’s Sabre World Cup in Budapest. Many congratulations!,".
. who created history by becoming the 1st Indian fencer to qualify for the is also a SAI trainee and has been groomed by SAI coach at STC Thalassery.— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI)
For your information let us share that 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, according to the Press Trust of India. The 27-year-old's qualification will be confirmed when the rankings are made official on the aforementioned date.