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Dev Gulia, Manju Kumari win bronze in Junior World Wrestling

Junior wrestler of India Veer Dev Gulia and Manju Kumari won bronze medal in Junior World Wrestling Championship in Tampere, Finland. In the men’s 74kg freestyle, Gulia finished third after getting the better of Yamasaki Yajuro of Japan 8-5 in the opening day of the Championship. 

Manju Kumari, on the other hand, got the better of Ilona Prokopevniuk with a 2-0 victory of Ukraine in the Championship. Manju, competing in 59kg, started her campaign off with a dominating 5-1 victory over Bulgaria’s Aleksandrina Nikolaeva Kashinova in the 1/8 stage but was outclassed 0-10 by Japan’s Yuzuru Kumano in her quarterfinal bout. However, with the Japanese girl advancing to the final, Manju got another life in the form of repechage and she did not waste the opportunity. In her repechage bout, Manju got the better of Tianna Grace Kennett of Canada 4-0 to storm into the bronze-medal play-offs.

 

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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