Some new records in Swimming marked the first day of Khelo India University Games 2021 with Olympian Srihari Natraj winning his first medal in the competition.
Srihari Natraj set a new record at the ongoing Khelo India University Games 2021 (KIUG) in the 50m Freestyle by clocking 23.23s. With the record, he won the gold medal and also shattered Mihir Ambre’s record (23.78) from the previous edition. Siva Sridhar recorded a new KIUG time of 2:05.43 and won gold in the 200m Individual Medley. Dhanush Suresh from Anna University breaks the KIUG 200 m Breaststroke record with a time of 2:20.17
Shrungi Bandekar from Jain University became the first woman Swimmer to break a KIUG record by clocking 1:07.50 in Women’s 100m Backstroke. Rujuta Khade, who won gold in Women’s 50m Freestyle, broke yet another KIUG record of Sadhvi Dhuri with a time of 27.38.
At the end of day one, Karnataka’s Jain University occupied the top spot on the medal tally with five medals.
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’.