The Indian fencing has been on the rise in the recent time and most recently in the World Championship in Egypt.
Bhavani Devi was instrumental in making watch the sport keenly after becoming the first Indian to qualify for Olympics.
Since then many have started taking up the sport and started showing both interest and good performances too.
The Sabre team members has been one of the bright spot with Bhavani Devi, Karan Singh and Gisho are performing consistently well.
This time around in the Epee section for the 1st time Udaivir Singh rose to the occasion and finished credibly.
In the recently release rankings Karan Singh is placed 69th which is his career best and is the highest ranked Indian in Sabre followed by Gisho Nidhi at 88 and Vishal Thapar at 134.
Karan Singh finished 61st in the World Championship beating 42nd rank Kokubo Mao in the round of 128 to progress to round of 64 where he lost to higher ranked South Korean.
This performance helped Karan move 21 places to 69 in the World Rankings. Gisho Nidhi finished a credible 71st losing in the round of 128 to NGUYEN and finish 88th in the rankings.
Vishal Thappar finished 89th losing in the round of 128 and finish 134 in the World Rankings. All the three finishing below 100seedings is also a good sign of progress.
Udaivir Singh moved from 139th position to 103 in the latest ranking jumping 36 positions. He finished 59th overall in Epee reaching the round of 64 which is his best ever performance in World Championships.
He defeated 3 top 100 ranked players before losing out to WR 7 (10-15) after giving a good fight.
Along with Udaivir, Sunil Kumar finished 99th in Epee. In the women’s Epee 80th ranked teenager Tanishka Khatri finished credible 69th losing in the round of 128 by 1 point (14-15) in a close battle to Dominican Republic fencer Peguero.
Bhavani Devi finished 21st losing in the round of 32 and finishing 21st overall. She finished her pool games winning 5 and losing 1 and getting a bye in the next round. She has reached the round of 16 before which is still her best in World Championships.
Bhavani is ranked 42nd losing 3 places. Nevertheless, this has been a good performance by her. She has been losing crucial points in the start both in round of 32 and 16.
In Round of 64 she managed to crawl back from 3-10 and win against the higher ranked Canadian which was not the case in the next round.
The mens Foil team didn’t perform well with both Dev and Arjun finishing outside top 100.