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India’s medal count goes up; para lifter Sachin Chaudhury wins bronze at Commonwealth Games

35-year old Indian para-powerlifter, Sachin Chaudhury, delivered the first medal from the country’s para-athletic contingent at the Commonwealth Games 2018. Sachin claimed bronze in the men’s heavyweight final with a combined effort of 181kg. Nigeria’s Abdulazeez Ibrahim won the gold and Malaysia’s Yee Khie Jong took the silver.

Sachin Chaudhury won a silver medal at the Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai with a career-best lift of 200. He also represented India at the 2012 Summer Paralymics where he finished ninth in the men’s -82.50kg event.

India’s para-powerlifers Farman Bash and Ashok Kumar finished 5th and 11th respectively in the Men’s Lightweight final, while Saina Khatun came in 5th in the Women’s Lightweight final.

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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