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First gold for India in CWG 2018- lifter Mirabai Chanu wins in 48kg Women’s Weightlifting

Mirabai Chanu was in full form as she grabbed gold in the Women’s 48kg category Weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. Chanu finished with a new Games Record of 196 to win the first gold for India.  

Chanu, who claimed a silver at the 2014 Glasgow Games, was always a medal prospect for India as her personal best of 194kg stood over 10kg more than her nearest rival in the competition. Mirabai started with a terrific form as she set a new Games record with a lift of 86kg in Snatch.

Chanu, who hails from the North-eastern state of Manipur won gold medal in the Women’s 48 kg category by lifting 85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean & jerk in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships.

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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