Pooja Kadian became the first Indian to win a gold medal at Wushu World Championships held at Kazan in Russia. Kadian won by defeating Evgeniya Stepanova in the 75kg women’s Sanda category.
Wushu comes under Chinese Marial arts and is one of its two divisions. The other one being Kung-Fu. It is a full contact sport and is governed by the International Wushu Federation. China remains the dominant team in the sport. The Wushu World Championships are held every 2 years.
Apart from her, four other members of the Indian contingent – Rameshchandra Singh Moirangthem, Bhanu Pratap Singh, Rajinder Singh, and Arunpama Devi Keisham – won bronze medals. Rameshchandra Singh Moirangthem won a bronze in men’s Sanda 48 kg category while Bhanu Pratap Singh came in the men’s Sanda 60 kg category. Rajinder Singh won his bronze in the men’s 90 kg category.
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’.