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Krishna Poonia Biography

Krishna Poonia is a national woman discus throw champion of India. She led an Indian clean sweep in the women's discus final on 11 October 2010, winning the Delhi Commonwealth Games gold medal with a throw of 61.51 metres. The beginning fo her sports career saw her winning the bronze medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. She also won gold medal in the 46th Open National athletics championships beating Seema Antil and Harwant Kaur. On 8 th May 2012, Krishna recorded her personal best of her career at a distance of 64.76 metres which became a new national record. Krishna is also credited as the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in track and field events of Commonwealth games and the first Indian to win a gold medal in such events after Milkha Singh who had won the gold in Men's 440 yards race in the 1958 Cardiff Commonwealth Games.

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Athlete Krishna Poonia pursues eve teasers, saves two teen sisters
Athlete Krishna Poonia pursues eve teasers, saves two teen sisters
Krishna Poonia saved two girls who were being harassed by chasing down the culprits, who were on a bike.
The Great India Run comes to a grand close in Mumbai
The Great India Run comes to a grand close in Mumbai
The 1480km long Great India Run ended in Mumbai after ultra-runners ran across the country in 18 days
5 less followed sports that India is doing well in
5 less followed sports that India is doing well in
India is a country that takes pride in it’s sporting culture. However, only a few sports get a king’s share of media attention. It may sur ...
Politics has distracted Krishna Poonia: Coach Bahadur Singh
Politics has distracted Krishna Poonia: Coach Bahadur Singh
Krishna Poonia New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) National athletics coach Bahadur Singh feels that political ambitions have distracted discus thrower Krish ...
Indian athletes and officials are threatening to turn national sports awards into a dirty joke
Indian athletes and officials are threatening to turn national sports awards into a dirty joke
Kapil Dev, head of the awards committee The controversy over every national award is getting beyond the pale. Unedifying hankering, uncultured lob ...
National Athletics Championships in Patiala attract over 1,000 Asian Games aspirants
National Athletics Championships in Patiala attract over 1,000 Asian Games aspirants
Krishna Poonia Patiala, Aug 15 (IANS): Fresh from their campaign in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Indian athletes are keen to grab Asian Game ...
Commonwealth Games 2014: Seema Punia wins silver in discus throw; Krishna Poonia finishes fifth
Commonwealth Games 2014: Seema Punia wins silver in discus throw; Krishna Poonia finishes fifth
Commonwealth Games 2014: Seema Punia wins silver in discus throw; Krishna Poonia finishes fifth
CWG 2014: Krishna Poonia, Seema Punia reach final of women's discus throw
CWG 2014: Krishna Poonia, Seema Punia reach final of women's discus throw
Krishna Poonia Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS): Both Seema Punia and Krishna Poonia advanced to the women's discus throw final but while Seema's thr ...
The emergence of Punjab and Haryana as sports powerhouses
The emergence of Punjab and Haryana as sports powerhouses
The emergence of Punjab and Haryana as sports powerhouses
Commonwealth Games 2014: Will the Indian athletics team rise to the expectations?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Will the Indian athletics team rise to the expectations?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Will the Indian athletics team rise to the expectations?
Indian athletics team eyes improvement at Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Indian athletics team eyes improvement at Glasgow Commonwealth Games
The Indian athletics contingent, led by Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, hopes to make a statement at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games 2014: 6 Indian medal contenders
Commonwealth Games 2014: 6 Indian medal contenders
6 indians who are likely to win Medals in CWG 2014.
Sports award dispute - Radical changes needed, transparency is the key word
Sports award dispute - Radical changes needed, transparency is the key word
Sports ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia
Sports ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia
Sports ministry in a fix to announce national sports awards
Sports ministry in a fix to announce national sports awards
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