India’s promising paddler G. Sathiyan won his second singles crown at the international level as he won 4-2 (11-7, 3-11, 11-6, 6-11, 13-11, 11-7) over Japan’s Kazuhiro Yoshimura in ITTF Challenge Spanish Open Table Tennis Championships. Sathiya won his first singles crown in ITTF World Tour Belgium Open in September 2016.
“It was a very good victory. To win two Pro-Tours is something no Indian has done before. My world rankings is expected to move 10 to 15 places up,” Sathiyan told after winning the challenge.
Earlier, the Indian pair of Manika Batra and Mouma Das lost in the women’s doubles final to Korea’s Jihee Jeon and Haeun Yang 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9.
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’.