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Bajrang, Vinod win men’s silver in U-23 World Senior Wrestling Championships

Two days after Ritu Phogat won silver in women’s category of U-23 World Senior Wrestling Championship, Bajrang Punia and Vinod Omprakash won two silver in the men’s section. This is the first time in the history of this championships that India returned with three silver medals. It bettered the 1 silver and 2 bronze tally of India in 2013 World Wrestling Championship held at Budapest in Hungary.

While Punia came second after losing 6-17 to Russia’s Nachyn Sergeevitch, Omprakash lost 1-3 to USA’s Richard Lewis. But both these two are considered to carry on the baton of Indian men’s wrestling after Sushil kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt. Punis trains at Dutt’s wrestling academy in Gohana in Sonepat.

 

 

 

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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