By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jun 6 : Based on their merits and performances in the 32nd Senior National Fencing Championship held this year in March, Manipur's Abi Devi Laishram and Khusboorani Laishram have secured their place in the Indian Fencing team for Asian Fencing Championship 2022 due to be held in Seoul from June 10 to 15.
Fencing Association of India have recently informed all president or secretary of affiliated State or Unit Fencing Associations that first 4 top rank fencers in the National Championship have been approved by the Government for participation in line with the invitation of entries of four fencers per event per category per Nation for individual event for the Asian championship.
Abi Devi is second among the list for senior women's sabre team behind CA Bhavani Devi of Tamil Nadu while Khusboorani is second behind Radhika Awati in the list of four athletes announced for the foil team.
Meanwhile, Bankim from Manipur, who is an armourer has been also named among support staff of the Seoul bound Indian fencing team.