Prachi Lohan is the women’s Epee champion

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The 33rd Senior National Fencing Championship starts in Pune

PUNE: Haryana’s Prachi Lohan emerged as the women’s Epee champion in the 33rd Senior National Fencing Championship, which started at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Mhalunge Balewadi on Saturday.

Prachi Lohan, who had finished seventh in the 32nd Senior Nationals Fencing Competition in Amritsar, bettered her performance and outplayed her state-mate Tanisha Khatri 15-14 in a close summit clash.

Tanisha Kharti had to settle for a silver medal. Earlier in the semi-finals, Tanisha Khatri defeated Punjab’s Ena Arora 15-6 in a rather lop-sided contest while Lohan, who had bagged a bronze medal in the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championship 2022, got the better of Haryana’s Guila Tannu 15-14.

The 33rd Senior National Fencing Championships started with the pool round in the Women’s Epee Category, and it was followed by the round of 64, round 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals. The 33rd Senior Nationals Fencing Championship will be held till March 28.

Results (from Round of 16):

Round of 16: Tanisha Khatri beats Raj PK Aswathi 15-5,

Jyotika Dutta beats Sheetal Dalal 15-14,

Ena Arora beats Sahu Ku Monika 15-10

Sakhikom Devi beats MS Greechma 15-7

Yashkeerat Kaur beats Bidiyabati Devi 15-14

Prachi Lohan beats Kashvi Garg 15-12

KP Gopika beats Ritu Chaudhary 15-8

Gulia Tannu beats Purvasha 15-12.

Round of 8: Tanisha Khatri beats Jyotika Dutta 15-11

Ena Arora beats Sakhikom Devi 15-14

Prachi Lohan beats Yashkeerat Kaur 15-8

Gulia Tannu beats KP Gopika 15-6

Semi-Finals: Tanisha Khatri beats Ena Arora 15-6

Prachi Lohan beats Gulia Tannu 15-14.

Final: Prachi Lohan beats Tanisha Khatri 15-14.

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