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Punam Yadav gives India the 5th gold in Weightlifting by winning 69kg division

Bronze medallist of Glasgow 2014, Punam Yadav, changed the medal colour by winning gold in Women’s 69kg Weightlfting category at Gold Coast 2018. Punam defeated her closest rival Sarah Davies of England with a total of 222kg lift.

Punam finished her Snatch with 100kg weight with three successful attempts of 95kg, 98kg and 100kg. Her Clean and Jerk was not clear in all three attempts after she failed to lift 122kg in her second attempt. But she came back strongly in her third one and lifted the weight. Punam had to wait for Davies’ last attempt to know the result. As Davies missed her third attempt of 128kg, the gold was for india and Punam was in all smiles.

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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