“Somebody asked me the other day how do I plan to make it to the quarterfinals, now that I have qualified for the Games. I said why just the quarterfinals, why not the finals,” she said. Addressing a virtual press conference from Italy on Wednesday (March 17), Bhavani Devi declared: “I want to give my absolute best at the Tokyo Olympics and am not going to restrict myself in thinking about what I can or cannot achieve in the global event. The possibilities are limitless.” President of the Fencing Association of India and General Secretary of the IOA, Mr Rajeev Mehta, beamed with pride while speaking to the press, revealing that he had always had faith in Bhavani’s talent. “I had said two years back that she was going to qualify for the Olympics and many laughed at me. Now I am going to say that she is going to achieve something special in Tokyo,” Mr Rajeev Mehta said. The president believes that Bhavani’s qualification is going to change the face of fencing in the country. “Along with the Sports Minister, we have already put together a strategy for the sport. We are looking to build 50 Centres of Excellence… Read full this story
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