Chandigarh fencers bags Gold at National championship

November 6, 2019, Chandigarh

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The Chandigarh fencing team of Mahira Batheja, Ekam Toor, Himani Bhandari and Priyanshi Arora have won the gold medal in the recently concluded 21st Sub-Junior National Fencing Championship in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.

The side beat defending champions Manipur 44-22 in the final.

Earlier, in the quarterfinals, they registered a 45-19 win over hosts Chhattisgarh, while the side drubbed Maharashtra 45-20 in the semifinals.

Mahira also won a gold medal in the individual category. She defeated M Preethivarshni of Tamil Nadu 15-13 in the final.

Mahira defeated Ekam 15-11 and Charvi 15-8 en route final.

A student of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Mahira has also been selected for Khelo India coaching camp.

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