Livid with detractors for casting aspersions on her achievements because of a dope-tainted past, Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia on Tuesday said she has been "ill-treated" by authorities, including the national federation, for many years now.
Day 8 of the XX Commonwealth Games will have 25 gold medals at stake. For India, the four gold medals available in wrestling will be of huge importance as there are hardly any other sporting events where the subcontinental giants can hope to win medals. And leading the charge will be Yogeshwar Dutt.
After grabbing his first gold in any major international event in the Asian Athletics Championships here today, ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda described the win as the biggest achievement of his career.
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.
India`s female discus thrower Seema Antil qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after she achieved the `A` qualifying standard with a throw of 62.60 metres at the University of California (Irvine) Open Championships.
Vikas Gowda (men’s discus throw): Discus thrower Vikas Gowda, who threw to his second best ever mark of 64.89 metres while claiming the bronze in the invitational meet at Chula Vista, California, US became the first Indian athlete to make the grade for the London Olympics.