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Krishna Poonia

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Krishna Poonia

Born: 5 May 1977

  • She  is an international gold-medalist Indian discus thrower, 3 times Olympics participant, Padma Shri and Arjuna Award recipient, politician from Congress party and the current MLA from Sadulpur constituency in Rajasthan.
  • She participated in 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
  • In 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, she won a gold medal.
  • She has the current National Record for the longest discus throw of 64.76 meters.
  • She won a bronze medal in 2006 Doha Asian Games.
  • She threw her personal best at 61.53 metres in the second try and finished behind Aimin Sing of China (63.52) and Ma Xuenjun, also of China (62.43).
  • She had won a gold medal in the 46th Open National athletics championships to nose ahead of favourites Seema Antil and Harwant Kaur while registering a career-best at 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.
  • On 8 May 2012, she made a throw of 64.76 meters in Hawaii, US, which is the new national record. She also clinched the Bronze Medal in the Guangzhou Asian Games, 2010.

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