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Fouaad Mirza wins Individual Equestrian silver; India also win silver in team event

India’s Fouaad Mirza scripted history as he became the first Indian to win an individual medal in the equestrian event since 1982 at the Asian Games. Fouaad topped the dressage and cross-country qualifiers with a score of 22.40.  He was a favourite in the jumping finals. There he scored 26.40 to seal the silver medal position in the three-day Jumping Individual competition.

The last individual medal in Eventing came in 1982 when Raghubir Singh won the gold. The silver and bronze also went to the Indians – to Ghulam Mohammed Khan and Prahlad Singh respectively.

India also won a silver in the Jumping Final Team with a combined score of 121.30. The team comprised of Mirza, Jitender Singh, Akash Malik and Rakesh Kumar.

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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