Indian tennis player Ankita Raina won bronze at the Asian Games after losing to China’s Zhang Shuai in the Women’s Singles semifinal. 25-year old Ankita lost 4-6, 6-7 (6) in a hard-fought contest that lasted a little over two hours. With this medal, Ankita became only the second Indian woman to have her name in the Asian Games’ singles medallists list after Sania Mirza who won silver in the 2006 edition in Doha, followed by a bronze by her in 2010, Guangzhou.
Ankita was congratulated by cricket star Virender Sehwag through his tweet, “Congratulations Ankita Raina for the Bronze medal , our first in Tennis in Asian Games 2018.” This is India’s 9th bronze medal and 16th medal overall in this edition of Asian Games.
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’.