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Silver from Shooting by Tejaswini Sawant; Discuss Thrower Seema Punia, Navjeet Dhillon give silver and bronze

Another medal from the shooting range for India. Tejaswini Sawant won silver in the women’s 50m prone finals. Tejaswini won the silver with a total point of 618.9, fewer than 3 points than gold medallist Martina Lindsay Veloso of Singapore.

Tejaswini Sawant

Competing in her third Commonwealth Games, Tejaswini added the 6th Coomenwealth Games medal after having won gold in 10m Air Rifle and 10m Air Rifle (Pairs) in Melbourne 2006, a silver and two bronze medals in 50m Rifle Prone, 50m Rifle 3 Positions and 50m Rifle Prone (Pairs) respectively in New Delhi 2010. With this win, she became the first Indian woman to win this medal twice at the Commonwealth Games. The only other Indian to win a medal in this event was Roopa Unnikrishnan, who won Gold in Kuala Lumpur 1998.

Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon

India ended the day with Seema Punia’s silver and Navjeet Dhillon’s bronze in Discuss Throw. Seema threw 60.41m in her first attempt that turned out be her best effort out of six attempts. But Navjeet, who was at fourth spot behind New Zealand’s Sositina Hakeai, registered a throw of 57.43m in her sixth and last attempt to push herself to the bronze medal position. 

This is Seema’s fourth medal overall at the Commonwealth Games after winning silver, bronze and silver in 2006, 2010 and 2014 respectively.

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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