Indian fencers shine, win 15 medals in international meet

Updated: May 02, 2010, 21:12 PM IST

New Delhi: Indian fencers produced their best ever performance and clinched a total of 15 medals, including two gold, in the International Thailand Fencing Championship at Pattaya.

Reorita Devi bagged a gold in Epee Individual category and then teamed up with Kabita Devi, Dilna and Ambily to win the women`s Epee Team event.

Indians also won four silver and nine bronze medals in the competition, participated by fencers from 12 countries, a Fencing Association of India (FAI) release said.

KP Gishonidhi and Kabita won silver in Sabre Individual and Epee Individual sections respectively. Other two silver came in team events -- men`s Epee and women`s Foil.

Indian individual bronze medallists were Surendero Singh (Sabre), Vikram Jamwal (Sabre), Dilna (Epee), Ambily (Epee), Ressha Puthessery (Sabre) and Ajinkya Dhudhare (Epee).

Indian men`s Sabre Team won two bronze medals while another bronze came in men`s Foil Team event.

This is the biggest achievement by Indian men and women fencers in any international competition, the release stated.