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Mary Kom, Pwilao Basumatary, Lovlina Borgohain, Sanjeet win gold at India Open boxing

Mary Kom, Pwilao Basumatary and Lovlina Borgohain won gold in the women’s segment while Sanjeet and Manish Kaushik won gold in the men’s section at the India Open international boxing tournament.

Pwilao Basumatary was the first among the Indian women to win a gold. The former world and Asian bronze medallist claimed a 3-2 win over Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee in 64 kg category. Former world champion Mary Kom won against Josie Gabuco of the Philippines 4-1 to bag her gold in the 48kg class. Another Assam boxer, Lovlina Borgohain claimed the welterweight gold in 69 kg by defeating compatriot Pooja. L Sarita Devi settled for a silver medal in 60 kg after losing to Finland’s Olympic bronze-medallist Mira Potkenon.

On the final day of the India Open, in the men’s draw, Sanjeet picked up India’s first gold of the day when he upstaged Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Tursunov in 91 kg. National champion Manish Kaushik was given a walkover by his Mongolian rival Battumur Misheelt in 60kg. Asian Games bronze-medallist Satish Kumar  however, settled for a silver, outwitted by Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov in a split 4-1 decision in +91 kg category.



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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