India’s Fencing Champion Bhavani Is Preparing to Participate in Tokyo Olympics. And You Can Help. Guest Contributor September 29, 2016 Sports Not many of us would know much about a sport like fencing in India. A few others probably wouldn’t even have heard of it. For Bhavani Devi, the 22-year-old resident of Chennai who is India’s National Fencing Champion, it is more than a sport.