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Laishram, Vijay win second gold each in fencing event

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 19:14

Ranchi: Samashakhi Devi Laishram of Manipur
and Vijay Kumar of Services Sports Control Board picked their
second gold each on the penultimate day of fencing competition
in the 34th National Games here on Tuesday.

Having picked a team gold yesterday, the epee fencer
Laishram dished out a fine attacking performance to easily win
over her statemate M Sandhyarani Devi 15-4 as Assam`s Th
Kabita Devi and Sapna Dutta of Punjab settled for the bronze
medals.

It was also a memorable day for the Services fencers who
clinched the foil team event beating Manipur 36-30.

The quartet of Vijay Kumar, Kripal Singh, Deepak Kumar
and Basant Kumar beat Manipur`s Th Rajeshor Singh, O Savaraj
Singh, A Chitaranjan Meitei and Th Rajive Singh.

Having picked the individual title yesterday, for Vijay
Kumar it was also a second yellow metal.

Tamil Nadu (C Selvakumar, M Sabarinath, S Thinakara Anand
and V Vinothkumar) and Chandigarh (Pankaj Singla, Mukesh
Kumar, Ripudaman Singh and Gaurav Gupta) settled for bronze
medals.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 19:14

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