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Sharad Kumar, Varun Bhati win medals in World Para Athletics Championship

India’s para high jumper Sharad Kumar and Varun Bhati win silver and bronze respectively in the T42 event in World Para Athletics Championship. India have now extended their medal tally to 5 at the Championships.

Patna boy, Sharad Kumar recorded his career-best performance with a jump of 1.84m, just 0.02m short of USA’s Sam Gwewe who took gold with a championship record.On the other hand, Delhi boy Varun Bhati emerged a surprise winnerafter a fine showing of final jump of 1.77m.

Earlier, Sundar Singh Gurjar won gold in javelin throw at the World Para Athletics Championships. Two days later, Amit Saroha added to the tally when he clinched silver medal in the club throw event in the F-51 category. Discus thrower Karamjyoti Dalal claimed a bronze medal in the Women’s F55 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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