Sensational Manu Bhaker wins her second gold medal in 10m Air Pistol at the ISSF Shooting World Cup held in Guadalajara in Mexico. Partnering with Om Prakash Mitharval, she won the team event by scoring 476.1 points against the German pair of Christian Reitz and Sandra Reitz.
“Personally everything is the same for me. But yes, shooters from other countries have started recognising me after the two medals,” said Manu after becoming the first Indian shooter to win two gold in a single World Cup. Her medals came against Olympic and World champions.
The duo of Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh won bronze in the 10m Air Rifle mixed team event.The Indians shot 435.1 points. They finished behind the Romanian pair of Alin Moldoveanu and Laura-Georgeta Coman who shot 498.4 for silver.The Chinese pair of Xu Hong and Chen Keduo set up a world record score of 502 to clinch the gold.
India now has seven medals – 3 gold and 4 bronze- and is now on top of the medal tally in this World Cup.
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’.