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Harshita Tomar wins bronze in Open Laser 4.7 Sailing; Women’s and Men’s team get silver and bronze respectively

India clinched three medals, one silver and two bronze, in the Sailing events at the Asian Games 2018. 16-year-old Harshita Tomar won the bronze medal for her country in the Open laser 4.7 Sailing event with a score of 74 points. While Muhammad Fauzi of Malaysia claimed the top-podium finish with a total of 25 points, Chinese sailor Jianxiong Wang settled for silver with 66 points.

In 49er Sailing event, the Indian pair of  Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar bagged the silver medal in the Women’s category with a total of 44 points. Singapore’s Min Kimberly and Rui Qi Cecilia bagged a gold medal with 15 points, the Thailand pair of Nichpa Waiwai and Kamonchanok Klahan finished at the third spot as they got 46 points.

Varun Thakkar and Ganapathy Chengappa settled for the bronze medal in the Men’s category of 49er Sailing event with a final point count of 53The Japanese pair of Shingen Furuya and Shinji Hachiyama finished on the top of the podium with a total of 49 points followed by Bonjin Chae and Dongwook Kim of South Korea with a score of 50.5 points.

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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