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Indian Women’s Squash team wins silver; the Men’s team get bronze in the Asian Games

The Indian Women’s Squash team bagged its second successive silver medal at Asian Games, after losing the final against Hong Kong in this edition of the Games. The Indian Women’s team represented by Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna suffered a 0-2 defeat in the final.

In the first clash, Sunayna Kuruvilla was defeated by Hong Kong’s Ho Tze Lok  following which Joshna Chinappa also lost her match against Annie Au. Dipika Pallikal did not get a chance to compete at the final match of the tournament.

India qualified for the final after registering a 2-0 victory over Malaysia, with Chinappa winning against legendary Nicol David. Dipika, too, won her the next match.

The Indian Men’s team comprising of  Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh, Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar, suffered a 0-2 defeat against Hong Kong to settle for the third-podium finish.

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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