Laishram, Vijay win second gold each in fencing event
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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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