India's CA Bhavani Devi has triumphed the gold medal in the sabre ceremony of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland.
In the final on Saturday, The Chennai born woman beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 on points, said a press note.
She had overpowered another British fencer Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal.
The clemency said Bhavani Devi became the first Indian to victory a gold medal in an international fencing event. She had previously triumphed a silver medal in a satellite event.
Bhavani Devi now trains at the Sports Authority of India Centre at Thalassery.
"This is my third time in this competition. I have lost in quarterfinals in previous years. Now I have won my first medal. It is also the first medal in world level competition as I have won medals in Asian and Commonwealth championships," a overjoyed Bhavani told from Reykjavik.
The championship was tough from the quarterfinals onwards, Bhawani Devi said and added that in the semifinal and final, the British fencers made her work very tough for win.