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C.A. Bhavani Devi becomes first Indian to win a Gold in International Fencing tournament

India’s C.A Bhavani Devi has become first Indian to win a Gold Medal in an international fencing tournament. She has won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland. In the final, she beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 on points.

About C A Bhavani Devi

Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman Bhavani Devi is a sabre fencer from Chennai. She had previously won silver medal in another event. She is currently a fencing coach at Sagar Lagu’s training academy, the SAI Centre in Thalassery, Kerala.

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Union Government recognizes Yoga as Sports discipline

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to recognize Yoga as a sports discipline and place it in the Priority category.

This decision was taken by Ministry while reviewing and revising the categorization of various Sports disciplines.

Other decisions

  • The sport of Fencing was upgraded from Others to General category based on the major past performance at international events.
  • University Sports have been placed in the Priority category.
  • The scale of financial assistance admissible to each category was conveyed to IOC and all recognized National Sports Federations on 23rd March, 2015.
  • General category of sports disciplines shall be retained. This category will have sports disciplines which have been included in mega events like Olympics/Asian Games/Common Wealth Games (CWG) etc.
  • General category sports will also include sports hich have obtained a ranking upto 8th in individual events and upto 10th in team events in Olympics/CWG/Asian Games.

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