Chandigarh girl selected for Indian fencing teamJanuary 23, 2022, Chandigarh
In a proud moment for the City Beautiful, local fencer Kashvi Garg has been selected to represent the nation in the Fencing Grand Prix 2022, scheduled to be held at Doha from January 28 to 30.
Kashvi, the youngest player (16) of the Indian contingent, participate in the epee event. Selection trials for the championship were conducted at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
The Fencing Association of India (FAI) had selected 32 epee fencers (men and women) for the trials on the basis of their past performance and ranking in the national and international championships. Top performing top eight men and eight women fencers were selected to participate in this championship.
“I am not only the youngest player in the Indian squad, but probably in the entire tournament. Around 150 top fencers of the world will participate in this championship. I am looking forward to bringing home a medal,” said Kashvi, a student of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9.
“This is a prestigious tournament. Based on the performance in this tournament, players get points that are taken into consideration while deciding the world rankings,” said Kashvi. “This is my first big tournament. I will compete with the best players and it will be a huge learning platform for me,” she said.
Kashvi practices under the guidance of senior fencing coach Charanjit Kaur and Mukesh Kumar.
A two-time national gold medallist, Kashvi had earlier represented the country in the 41st International Children Fencing Tournament at Wroclaw (Poland) in 2018.
Apart from this, she was also awarded with a commendation certificate by the UT Administration for her achievements in the field of sports.
Kashvi is also the child rights’ ambassador for the Chandigarh Commission of Protection for Child Rights.