Prajnesh Gunneswaran settled for bronze in Men’s Singles Tennis at Asian Games 2018 after he lost the semifinal match to Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin. With this, Gunneswaran joined his female counterpart Ankita Raina who also won a bronze in this edition of the Asian Games. Prajnesh became only the 6th India to win a men’s singles medal at the Asian Games.
Prajnesh, who ranks 161st in the world, went down 2-6, 2-6 to world No.75 Istomin in 86 minutes. Istomin not only held his serves with ease but broke Prajnesh twice in both the sets to comfortably take the win. With this Tennis medal bronze, India’s medals tally went upto 25 medals — 6 gold, 5 silver and 14 bronze.
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’.