Olympian C A Bhavani Devi on Monday created history by progressing to the semifinal of the women’s sabre event at the Asian Fencing Championships in Wuxi, China, assuring India its maiden medal at the event. Bhavani stunned reigning world champion Misaki Emura of Japan 15-10 in the quarterfinals to script history.

Misaki had won the women’s sabre gold medal at the 2022 World Fencing Championships held in Cairo.

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