Krishna Poonia

Krishna Poonia thrashes bullies, saves two teenage girls from harassment on New Year

Krishna Poonia thrashes bullies, saves two teenage girls from harassment on New Year

Sharing her experience about the incident, Poonia lamented over the society's reluctance to come forward and raise their voices during such incidents.

Jan 03, 2017, 16:43 PM IST
SHOCKER: Krishna Poonia fails to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

SHOCKER: Krishna Poonia fails to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympics qualification mark stands at 61m and the deadline for making it to the Rio Games is Monday.

Jul 10, 2016, 22:11 PM IST
With focus on 2016 Rio Olympics qualifications, 1st Indian Grand Prix starts on Sunday

With focus on 2016 Rio Olympics qualifications, 1st Indian Grand Prix starts on Sunday

The two-leg Indian GP Series and the Federation Cup will provide an early start to the Rio countdown for Indian athletes who are hoping to book their Rio Olympics berths.

Apr 23, 2016, 19:12 PM IST
12th South Asian Games: Krishna Poonia, Baichung Bhutia to run with torch during opening ceremony

12th South Asian Games: Krishna Poonia, Baichung Bhutia to run with torch during opening ceremony

The opening ceremony will start at 5pm, and PM is expected to declare the Games open at 5:30pm.

Feb 04, 2016, 21:33 PM IST
Krishna Poonia to get her 2012 Olympics' sixth-place finish certificate

Krishna Poonia to get her 2012 Olympics' sixth-place finish certificate

Krishna Poonia will get her sixth-place finish diploma at the 2012 London Olympics women's discus throw final soon as the International Olympic Committee has written to the IOA in this regard.

Jun 16, 2015, 13:44 PM IST
India's schedule on Day 10 of 2014 Asian Games

India's schedule on Day 10 of 2014 Asian Games

Indian athletes will see in action in as many as thirteen sports on the 10th day of 17th Asian Games being held in Incheon, South Korea. There will be 32 gold medals at stake with Indian medal hopefuls competing track and field events, boxing, tennis and of course wrestling.

Sep 28, 2014, 21:56 PM IST

No Khel Ratna to be awarded for year 2014; 15 recommended for Arjuna Award

The selection committee on Tuesday decided not to recommend any sportsperson for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award this year.

Aug 13, 2014, 16:01 PM IST

Commonwealth Games: Seema, Krishna qualify for women`s discus throw final

Both Seema Punia and Krishna Poonia advanced to the women`s discus throw final but while Seema`s throw put her in second position, Krishna was placed a lowly 11th in the qualification round of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium.

Aug 01, 2014, 14:08 PM IST

Poonia finishes 3rd in US, Gowda 8th in Diamond League

On a training-cum-competition stint in the United States, ace Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished third in an international competition with an effort below the Glasgow Commonwealth Games qualifying standard set by Athletics Federation of India.

Jun 15, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

Poonia, Om Prakash to train in US for CWG tune-up

Star Indian throwers Krishna Poonia and Om Prakash will be leaving for the US this Saturday for a training-cum-competition programme in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow.

May 01, 2014, 21:39 PM IST

Dope cheats shame Indian athletics in another dismal year

Doping shame and administrative goof-ups dominated the Indian athletics scene with the hosting of Asian Championships for only the second time in its history providing the only silver lining in an otherwise disappointing year.

Dec 21, 2013, 15:08 PM IST

Poonia, Narang, Deepika invited for QBR events

Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia, shooter Gagan Narang and archer Deepika Kumari are among top Indian sports persons who have been invited by the Indian Olympic Association to receive the 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen`s Baton here on Friday.

Oct 10, 2013, 21:15 PM IST

Sports Ministry confirms Khel Ratna for Ronjan Sodhi

Ending all the speculations, Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for ace Indian shooter Ronjan Sodhi.

Aug 22, 2013, 20:44 PM IST

Sports ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia

Jitendra Singh found has cleared the national sports awards file on Thursday morning and an official announcement in this regard was expected later in the day.

Aug 22, 2013, 14:11 PM IST

I was only raising my voice against wrong done to me: Poonia

Discuss thrower Krishna Poonia today rubbished allegations that she had lobbied for the prestigious Khel Ratna award, saying she was only raising her voice against the "injustice" meted out to her.

Aug 22, 2013, 00:11 AM IST

No breakthrough in Poonia issue, file with Sports Minister

Her case may be getting weaker with each passing day but a consensus is still awaited on discus thrower Krishna Poonia`s plea to be reconsidered for the country`s highest sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award, as the file is still with Sports Minister Jitendra Singh.

Aug 21, 2013, 22:02 PM IST

Poonia asked me to recommend her name for Khel Ratna, says Anjali Bhagwat

Ace shooter and Khel Ratna selection panel member Anjali Bhagwat today revealed that discus thrower Krishna Poonia had called her to lobby for the top honour just a day before the committee met.

Aug 21, 2013, 18:19 PM IST

Sports Ministry likely to stick to original list

Sports Ministry on Tuesday indicated that there may not be any change in the original list of awardees.

Aug 20, 2013, 20:51 PM IST

Khel Ratna: Suspense remains over Krishna Poonia`s inclusion

The Sports Ministry is expected to take a decision on Tuesday on ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia`s plea to include her name for the prestigious Khel Ratna award besides also deciding on the final list of Arjuna awardees.

Aug 19, 2013, 19:33 PM IST

Olympians and Arjuna awardees support Poonia for Khel Ratna

Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia on Sunday got more support for her recommendation for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with Olympians, including London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, throwing their weight behind her.

Aug 18, 2013, 18:31 PM IST