The star of the day is definitely the 26-year old Shreyasi Singh. The shooter from Delhi has won gold in the Women’s Double Trap event at the Commonwealth Games 2018. She shot 96 in the finals and beat Australia’s Emma Cox two shots to one in the shoot-off. Singh bettered her performance at the same event in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, where she claimed silver.
Shreyasi, who comes from a shooting background, has given India its 12th gold medal and the 4th one in Shooting. Her late father Digvijay Singh, a former Member of Parliament from Bihar, and grandfather Kumar Surendra Singh, both served as presidents of the National Rifle Association of India.
In the Men’s Double Trap event, India’s Ankur Mittal missed the gold medal position though dominating the competition in the earlier part. He finished on the third position with a score of 53 points. This is Ankur’s first Commonwealth Games medal.
Earlier in the day, Om Mitharval also won a bronze medal in 50m Pistol event. He shot a total score of 201.1 to finish third. This is Mitharval’s second Commonwealth medal after having won the bronze in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event. But Jitu Rai, gold medallist in 10m Air Pistol, finished at a poor 8th position.
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’.