Bhavani Devi ( Fencer ) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, State, Religion, Net Worth, Ranking, Awards, Coach, Medal, Tokyo Olympics & More
Bhavani Devi is a professional Indian fencer who is the first Indian fencer ever to qualify for the Olympics.
|Full Name||Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman Bhavani Devi|
|Date of Birth||27 August 1993|
|Age (as in 2021)||28 years old|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Kerala|
|Family||Father: C. Anandha Sundhararaman|
Mother: C.A. Ramani
Siblings: 2 brothers and 2 sisters
|Home Town||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Kerala|
Birth & Early Life
Bhavani was born on 27th August 1993 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her father is a Hindu priest and her mother is a homemaker. She is the fifth child amongst her two elder sisters and two brothers. Devi was introduced to fencing at her school when she was studying in 6th grade. She began taking interest in the sport and developed her skills with passion and discipline. In 2008, she joined the Sports Authority of India Centre in Thalassery and began her professional training.
Education & More
|School||Muruga Dhanushkodi Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College||Government Brennen College, Thalassery, Kerala.|
St Joseph’s Engineering College, Chennai.
|Qualification||Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.|
Masters in Business Administration.
|Awards||won man of the match(T20 international against Australia).|
At the age of 14, she appeared in her first international tournament held in Turkey. However, she was expelled from the tournament for reaching 3 minutes late. In 2009, Devi made her comeback by winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Championship in Malaysia. In 2010, she bagged 2 bronze medals in the Asian Championship, Philippines, and International Open, Thailand. In 2012, Devi claimed the silver medal for the team event and a bronze medal for the individual event at the Commonwealth Championship held in New Jersey.
In 2014, she claimed her career first gold in the Tuscan Cup, Italy. In the same year, the fencer claimed the silver medal in the Asian Championship, Philippines, and settled for a bronze medal in the 2015 Asian Championship, Mongolia. In the same year, she became a part of the Go Sports Foundation for Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme. She also bagged the bronze medal in the Flemish Open, Belgium that year.
In 2017, Bhavani clinched her second gold in the Tournoi Satellite WC Fencing Competition held in Iceland. She also won a silver medal in the next edition. In 2018, she became the first Indian fencer to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Fencing Championship held in Canberra. In 2019, she won a silver medal in the Tournoi Satellite Fencing Competition held in Belgium. She was qualified to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In 2021, she was ranked 42nd in the world with 37 points.
|International Debut||2008 Junior World Fencing Championship, Turkey|
|Olympic Medals||Gold: 0|
|Other Medal||Gold: 0, |
|Best Record||First Indian fencer to ever qualify for the Olympics.|
Personal Life & More
Her Zodiac sign is Virgo. In 2021, Bhavani was announced to be the Goodwill Ambassador of the World’s first Safety Lifestyle brand ‘MY’. Her net worth is estimated at $ 1.5 million.
|Net worth||$ 1.5|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||163 cm|
Some Important Facts About Bhavani Devi
- US fencer Mariel Zagunis is Bhavani’s Idol.In 2020, Amil India appreciated Bhavani by featuring the cartoon image in the newspaper when she qualified for Tokyo Olympics.
- She is a fitness enthusiast.
- She is an animal lover.
- In September 2020, Dr. Kiran Bedi launched the official website of Bhavani Devi.
- She is a part of the Pink Movement Initiative and promotes women power in Indian.
- She was honored with KIIT for her selection in Tokyo Olympics.
Social Media Presence
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|Wikipedia||Bhavani Devi Wikipedia|
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