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Amit Saroha wins silver in World Para Athletics Championship

32-year-old Amit Saroha from Haryana won silver in men’s club throw F51 competition in World Para Athletics Championship. Saroha set a new Asian record in the event with the best throw of 30.25m, which came in his third attempt. Serbia’s Zeljko Dimitrijevic retained his title with a world record throw of 31.99m. Another Indian, Dharambir finished 10th with his best throw of 22.34m. Saroha will also take part in men’s discus throw F52 final on Tuesday.

Earlier, Sunder Singh Gurjar won javelin gold in F46 category on the opening day of the championship. It was a huge turnaround for Gurjar who was disqualified in Rio Paralympics for arriving late for reporting. Gurjar had failed to understand the accent with which his name was being called and reported two minutes late for the event. He was eventually disqualified. This time in World Para Athletics Championship, he did not make any mistake and put up a clinical performance to clinch the gold.

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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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