Gaurav Bhiduri, the lone Indian boxer who reached the semifinal in World Boxing Championship lost his bout against American Duke Ragan and thus settled for a bronze in 56kg batamweight division. Bidhuri lost against Ragan via a unanimous 5-0 decision in the Championship held in Hamburg.
In the first, Bhiduri was quite confident as he and Ragan exchanged equal number of jabs. But from the second round onwards, when Ragan started to move well, Bidhuri could not keep pace with his opponent. Despite the loss, Bhiduri joined a rare club of pugilist who won a world championship medal for India. Prior to him, Vijender Singh in 2009, Vikas Yadav in 2011 ans Shiva Thapa in 2015 won bronze medal for India.
It is to be noted that he Gaurav Bhiduri was initially not selected in the team till the second half of July due to his injury. But he was handed a wildcard entry by the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC).
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’.