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Bhavani Devi Sabre fencing Olympics updates: Bhavani loses to Manon Brunet 7-15

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 26, 2021 08:00 IST

India at Olympics: Bhavani Devi loses Manon Brunet 7-15. Olympics 2021 campaign ends

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That was all from this LIVE blog. 

CA Bhavani Devi playing in her first Olympics could not go past the round of 32. She was bettered by the World No. 3 Manon Brunet. She put up a courageous display and impressed many with her aggressive game play. She comfortably won her first round game 15-3 but stumbled in the next. A lot of experience to take from the event. 

India, however, is still competing in a number of events on Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics. Catch all the live action on Sportskeeda.

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This ends India's contention in fencing at the Tokyo Olympics. 

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After letting the score slip to 11-2, Bhavani Devi upped her game to win 4 successive points. 

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Manon Brunet showed why she is ranked No. 3 in the world. It always seemed a step ahead of Bhavani Devi. 

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It was always going to be tough for the Indian fencer against the World No. 3 but what a spirited performance from Bhavani Devi.

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Final Score: Manon Brunet 15 -7 Bhavani Devi

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Manon Brunet wins the final point and wins the duel 15-7.

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A strong attack by Bhavani Devi wins her a point. 14-7

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The mood says it all. 

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14-6 for Brunet. 

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Brunet goes on the charge, pushes Devi back and hits her. Wins a point and the score is 13-6.

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A point for Brunet. The score is 12-6

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A good fightback by the Indian

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Four points on the trot for the Indian. 11-6.

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Another point for Bhavani Devi. 11-4!

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A point for Bhavani Devi. The score is 11-3.

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The duel is slipping away from the Indian. Brunet leads 11-2 now.

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The score is 10-2. Brunet dodges an attack first and then wins a point. 

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Another point for Brunet. 9-2.

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We're ready with the second round

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Bhavani Devi's attacks have not been able to yield her points. She faces an uphill battle now.

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At the end of the first round, Brunet leads 8-2. 

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Brunet now leads 7-2

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A point for Bhavani Devi, but Brunet gets right back. The score is 6-2 in favour of the French fencer. 

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Another strong attack by the French fencer. 4-1 Brunet.

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Brunet with another hit. Takes a 3-1 lead. 

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Bhavani Devi with a quick duck but unable to avoid the hit. 2-1 Brunet.

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Bhavani Devi draws level. 1-1

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Brunet gets the first point. 1-0 

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And we're under way

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Just moments away from the clash now.

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The fencers are out on the piste and getting ready for the clash.

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The officials for this table of 32 round clash will be from Italy and Spain. 

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I am here to win, says Bhavani Devi

Speaking exclusively to Sportskeeda after her fight, Bhavani Devi said: "I feel very happy because it is my first Olympics, and the first Olympics for our country. So, I am happy to be here to represent India and to have won the first match."

Read the full interview below. 

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A tough test for Bhavani Devi

The Indian fencer will be up for a tough test in the next round. Manon Brunet is the current World No. 3 and reached the semi-finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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A quick win in the first round

Bhavani Devi managed to win her first round clash 15-3 against Tunisia's Nadia Ben Azizi in just 6 minutes and 13 seconds.

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Table of 32 duel coming soon

Bhavani Devi's next clash against France's Manon Brunet will begin at 7:40 AM IST. Will she upset her French oppenent? Let us know in the LIVE chat.

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The best support one can get

Bhavani Devi's mother at the Makuhari Messe Fencing Arena in Tokyo. 

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What is Sabre Fencing?

Wondering what is Sabre Fencing? In short, it is the fastest and most aggressive of the three fencing styles. A fencer is allowed to touch any part of the body above the waistline to score a point. The first one to reach 15 wins.

Read more about the sports here.

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Twitter Goes Crazy

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Bhavani Devi's round of 32 duel is scheduled to begin at 8:40 IST. Till then, you can catch India's men's archery team in action at the link below.
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