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Squash silver in Mixed Doubles and Women’s Double; bronze in TT Mixed Doubles

Defending Champions Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa settled for silver after losing their Women’s Doubles  Squash final match to the New Zealand pair of Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy at the Commonwealth Games. Pallikal and Chinappa lost the final in straight games 9-11, 8-11, who lost just three games in their six matches on their way to the final.

Earlier, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal settled for the silver medal in the mixed doubles Squash event. They became the first Indian pair to achieve the feat at the Commonwealth Games. The Indians lost 0-2 (8-11 10-11) to the Australian duo of Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley.

The only Table Tennis medal match remaining for India on the final day of the Games was of Mixed Doubles. Manika Batra and Gnanasekharan Sathiyan defeated compatriot Sharath Achanta and Mouma Das in the bronze-medal match by 11-6 11-2 11-4 . With this Manika Batra’s sensational run at the Games ended where she claimed a medal in every event she competed.

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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