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Athletic medals all day: Silver won by Neena Varakil, Sudha Singh & Dharun Ayyasamy

India’s medal tally swelled up as the Indian athletes continue to shine in the Track and Field events. Dharun Ayyasamy won silver medal in Men’s 400m Hurdles. Ayyasamy broke the 10-year old 400m Hurdles national record with a time of 48.96 seconds which was previously held by Joseph Abraham.

32-year-old Sudha Singh bagged a silver in the 3000 metres Steeplechase. She had previously won a gold in 2010 at Guangzhou. After winning her medal Singh said, “I have proven myself those who kept saying that I had passed my age to win a medal. I am happy that I won the medal. I want to thank my coach.”

Neena Varakil also secured silver medal in Women’s long jump final. She started with a leap of 6.41m and then improved to 6.50m which ensured her spot in the second position.

 

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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