Bhavani Devi’s Olympic debut ended with a second-round defeat within the girls’s particular person sabre occasion however the Indian trailblazing fencer bowed out of the Tokyo Games with a lot promise, right here on Monday.
The 27-year-old Bhavani, the primary fencer from the nation to qualify for Olympics, started her marketing campaign with a assured 15-3 win in opposition to Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi however ran into world quantity three and Rio Olympic semifinalist Manon Brunet within the subsequent spherical, which she lost 7-15.
Bhavani’s aggression yielded factors in opposition to Azizi however French Brunet used all her expertise to negate the ways of the Indian, who lost two factors for going out of the sector.
The Indian might rating just one level every within the first two durations however got here again nicely within the third.
Brunet was sharp and had higher method as she scored factors from distance.
After trailing 2-8 going into the third and ultimate spherical, Bhavani wanted nothing in need of a spectacular present within the ultimate one however Brunet largely remained untroubled within the nine-minute and 48-second match.
Tokyo Olympics Live Updates Day 3
In the opening spherical although, Chennai’s Bhavani was a greater participant, making the most of Azizi’s open stance that allowed her rating factors shortly.
Bhavani didn’t concede a single level within the first three-minute interval and raced to a commanding 8-0 lead in opposition to the Tunisian.
Nadia managed some touches within the second interval however the Indian saved constructing her result in win the competition in six minutes and 14 seconds.
The fencer who touches the 15 point-mark first, is asserted winner.