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Wrestlers’ day out: 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze; Sushil Kumar completes Commonwealth hat-trick

Sushil Kumar became the first Indian wrestler to win three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Sushil won against South Africa’s Johannes Botha in the 74 kg final by technical superiority in just 80 seconds. This is Sushil’s third gold after winning it in 66kg in Delhi 2010 and in 74kg in Glasgow 2014. He is also the only Indian to win two

Rahul Aware

medals at the Olympics. 

Earlier, Rahul Aware won India’s first gold in wrestling at this edition after defeating Canada’s Steven Takahashi 3-1 in the 57kg final. This was  Rahul’s first Commonwealth appearance and he debuted in style.

Babita Kumari

Babita Kumari Phogat earned her third Commonwealth medal in silver colour after losing to Canada’s Diana Weicker in the final of the 53 kg category.  Babita had won a silver in 51kg in Delhi 2010 and gold in Glasgow 2014 in 55kg. 

Wrestler Kiran added another medal to India’s tally by winning bronze in the 76 kg category after defeating Mauritius’ Katouskia Pariadhaven by fall as she led 10-0 within the first two minutes.

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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