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India win an impressive 59 medals in Commonwealth Wrestling Championships

Indian wrestlers had a good time at Johannesburg as they won 59 medals in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships held in the South African city. The Indian freestyle wrestling team won 10 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medal in the overall tally of 29 gold, 24 silver and 6 bronze.

Returning to the international circuit after more than 3 years, India’s double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar won gold in the 74kg freestyle category by defeating New Zealand’s Akash Khullar via a pin-fall in the final. Parveen Rana won the bronze in the same category. “Its a very proud and emotional moment for me as I have returned to the mat on international level after a gap of three years. I want to dedicate this gold medal to my Guru and to my Nation. Jai Hind,” tweeted Sushil Kumar after the win.

Besides Sushil, another Olympic medal winner, Sakshi Malik clinched a gold medal in 62kg women’s freestyle category. Sakshi defeated New Zealand’s Tayla Tauhine to win the gold.

 

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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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