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Krishna Poonia: Profile 2012 London Olympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 17:22
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Krishna Poonia: Profile 2012 London OlympicsZeenews Sports Bureau

Full Name: Krishna Poonia

Sports: Athletics (Discus Throw)

Born: 5 May 1982

Height: 6`0"

Krishna Poonia (women’s discus throw): Poonia completed the task of qualifying for the Olympics as she threw a distance of 61.12 metres - crossing the Olympic qualification `B` standard mark of 59.50m - to clinch the gold at the Fling Throw Meet in Portland, US in October 2011.

She won bronze medal in 2006 Doha Asian Games. Krishna Poonia threw the discus to 61.53, her personal best, in the second try and finished behind Aimin Sing of China (63.52) and Ma Xuenjun, also of China (62.43).

Krishna Poonia had won gold medal in the 46th Open National athletics championships to nose ahead of favourites Seema Antil and Harwant Kaur while registering a career-best 60.10 metres distance.

She contested at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but failed to reach the finals, after finishing 10th in the qualifiers with a throw of 58.23.

Discus thrower Krishna Poonia is the first Indian woman to win the Gold Medal in Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi.

Poonia led the historic clean sweep of the discus event by clearing 61.5 meters.

She is the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in track and field events of Commonwealth games

First Published: Monday, July 16, 2012, 21:05

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dharmendra - gujrat
sushil plz i want gold medal all indian plyers wish y all the best
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Tereza T D'souza - Gass, Vasai, Nalasopara Thane District, Maharashtra
Dear Krishna Poonia, Wish you all the best. Grab Gold Medal
May God Bless u
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iftikhar khan - sohar,oman
its your time krishna. u got the oppertunity to show that you are the best. good luck...
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Sunil Darji - Patan (North Gujarat)
wish u all the best to win gold medal in Olympics.
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