Indian fencer Bhavani Devi to compete at four fencing World Cups in 2022

Bhavani Devi is set to feature in four international fencing federation (FIE) World Cups in 2022.

She will first travel to Georgia for competing at the FIE World Cup from January 14 to 16. Then she will travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to compete in another World Cup scheduled from January 28 to 29, followed by World Cups in Greece (March 4 to 5) and Belgium (March 18 to 19).

Currently ranked 55 in the world in the individual women’s sabre category, she created history last year after she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. At Tokyo 2020, Bhavani Devi won her first-round individual women’s sabre match against Tunisia’s Ben Azizi Nadia but lost to France’s Manon Brunet in the round of 32.

Bhavani Devi also won gold in women’s individual sabre at the Charleville National Competition, in France in October 2021.