Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed Indian swordsman CA Bhavani Devi, who created history despite her second round exit at the Tokyo Olympics, saying the country is proud of her contribution.
Retweeting Bhavani’s tweet, PM Modi said, “You did your best and that’s what counts. Losing and winning are part of life. India is proud of your contribution. You are an inspiration to our citizens.
Earlier, Bhavani had tweeted, ‘I tried my best but could not win the second match. I apologise. With your prayers I will do even better in the next Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics: Bhavani, who took the sword in ‘compulsion’, created history even after losing, showed new dreams to girls
Bhavani, the first Indian woman to qualify in fencing in Olympic history, suffered a 7-15 loss to Rio Olympic semi-finalist Brunet in the second match of the women’s individual sabre against Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi. 15-3 to enter the second round.