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Bhavani Devi impresses everyone in her first Olympic: Tokyo Olympics

Bhavani Devi, the first ever fencer from India at Olympics won her first match. But, lost to Manon Brunet in the round of 16.

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Koushik Biswas
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Bhavani Devi, the first-ever Indian fencer has impressed everyone in the fencing world. She was the first-ever Fencer from India to participate in the Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics showered much love to Bhavani Devi.

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Bhaavani Devi against Manon Brunet of France. Image- Olympics.com

The Indian Fencer won the first match against  Tunisia's Nadia Ben Azizi 15-3 to move into the Round of 32. She was very brave in her attacks which was the reason to her win.

To the people, unware of the rule, the fencer to get to the first 15 points wins the match. And if both the fencer gets a touch, the fencer who initiates the touch gets the point. This rule is called 'right of way'.

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Against Nadia Ben, Bhavani Devi won just in 6 minutes and 14 seconds as she was on the attack with a strong defense. This also did not allow Nadia to get away with "right of way" points.



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But against world No. 3 and Rio Olympian Manon Brunet of France, Devi could not get much of a strike. In fact, the world No. 42 had very less attacks against Manon. However, the most of the points were decided in "right of way".

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Bhavani Devi lost to Manon Brunet, 7-15 in the round of 16. The sliver medalist from Rio was much superior in experience at a bigger stage.

However, India should be proud of how Bhavani Devi performed in her first Olympic game. In a game that's been in the Olympics since 1896 summer Olympics, India definitely would like to produce more fencer like Bhavani Devi in future.

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