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24th Deaflympics- On 3rd day, Dhanush Srikant wins Shooting gold; Indian Badminton team also clinch gold

Shooter Dhanush Srikant and the Indian Badminton team won two gold on the 3rd day of 24th Summer Deaflympics at Caxias do Sul in Brazil.

Dhanush Srikanth, who continues to stun the sporting fraternity with his wins in regular categories in spite of having hearing impairment, finished at the top spot in Men’s 10m Air Rifle at the 24th Summer Deaflympics. 19 yr old, Dhanush, scored a total of 247.5 to clinch the gold. That was India’s first gold in Deaflympics 2021.
 
While Dhanush led the way, Shaurya Sani followed him. The young shooter from Uttarakhand won the bronze in Men’s 10m Air Rifle with a score of 224.3. Woo Rim Kim of Korea won the silver with a total score of 246.6.
 
India won the second gold at Deaflympics 2021 in the team event of Badminton. Team India defeated Japan by 3-1 to win the medal. In the group matches, India defeated France by 4-1 and Brazil by 5-0.In the quarter finals, India were up against Turkey whom they beat by 3-1. They made their way to the final by defeating Chinese Taipei by 3-1 in the semi finals.
 
India has already surpassed last edition’s gold medal tally when they won a solitary gold in Wrestling.   

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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