The Indian Lawn Bowls Women’s Fours team created history by reaching the final of the event on day 4 of the Commonwealth Games 2022.
The Indian team comprising Rupa Rani Tirkey, Lovely Choubey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia defeated New Zealand by 16-13 after 15 Ends. India trailed 12-13 before going into the final End. Pinki and Saikia brought India back into the contest and the final points were won when Tirkey’s earned India four points in her final attempt.
Judokas Sushila Devi and Vijay Kumar Yadav added two more medals to India’s medal tally at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Sushila lost the Women’s 48kg final via ‘Waza-Ari’ in 4.25 minutes against South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi. This was Sushila’s second Commonwealth Games medal after she had finished runners-up at the 2014 Glasgow Games.
On the other hand, Vijay Kumar Yadav, gold medallist of Commonwealth Championships in 2018 and 2019, won the match against his opponent by pinning him down for 10 seconds to end the contest in just 58 seconds with Ippon.
The last medal of the day came with Harjinder Kaur’s bronze in Women’s 71kg Weightlifting. Harjinder totalled 212kg – 93kg in Snatch and 119kg in Clean and Jerk.
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’.