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Name POONIA Krishna
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 05 MAY 1977
Residence Gender Female
Height 183 cm Weight 96 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
29 SEP 2014 19:30 Women's Discus Throw Final Final 4 55.57

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
3Discus Throw2010Guangzhou, CHN61.94
3Discus Throw2006Doha, QAT61.53
Olympic Games
7Discus Throw2012London, GBR63.62
24Discus Throw2008Beijing, CHN58.23
World Championships
22Discus Throw2007Osaka, JPN57.17
28Discus Throw2009Berlin, GER56.75
Diamond League
4Discus Throw2012Eugene, OR, USA62.11
9Discus Throw2013Doha, QAT55.80
Asian Championships
3Discus Throw2009Guangzhou, CHN59.84
3Discus Throw2007Amman, JOR55.38
4Discus Throw2013Pune, IND55.01
4Discus Throw2011Kobe, JPN56.23
Commonwealth Games
5Discus Throw2014Glasgow, GBR57.84

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Cooking for her family. (asianage.com, 04 Mar 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Politician
Higher education Kurukshetra University, India
Spouse & Children Husband Virendar Poonia, son Lakshya Raj
Languages Spoken Hindi, English
Coach Virendar Poonia [personal] (IND) (india.com, 16 Jul 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives Her husband Virendar has competed in athletics at national level in India. (timescrest.com, 04 Aug 2012)
Injuries A groin injury hampered her performances throughout 2013. (in.com, 02 May 2014)<BR/><BR/>She suffered a knee injury at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, meaning she missed six months of competition. She returned in June 2011. (thehindu.com, 05 Jun 2011)
Additional Information Member of national team since
2004 (in.com, 02 May 2014)

Start of sporting career
She began the sport at school in Hisar, India. (timescrest.com, 04 Aug 2012)

Training
She undertakes two training sessions per day, one in the morning and one in the evening. (asianage.com, 04 Mar 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Think positive." (asianage.com, 04 Mar 2014)

Awards
In 2011, she received the Padma Shri Award, [Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution] for her performances in the field of discus. (indianetzone.com, 22 Mar 2012)

She won the Arjuna Award [Outstanding Achievement Award in Indian National Sports] in 2010. (indiatimes.com, 30 Jul 2010)

General
POLITICIAN
Outside of sport she is involved in politics in India. "It was very difficult to strike a chord between politics, sports and home. I was already giving less time to my family and after joining politics I became even busier. I needed to attend so many ceremonies and give public appearances. So I give credit to my family as they never complained." (asianage.com, 04 Mar 2014)

FIRST GOLD IN 52 YEARS
Her discus gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, won with a throw of 61.51m, was the first gold since Milkha Singh's 440 yard race gold in the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales. (hindustantimes.com, 11 Oct 2010)

FARM FIT
She did not take up the sport until her school years but she was already keen on keeping fit and exercising before that. Her favourite exercise was milking the buffaloes at her father's dairy as it improved her power in her arms. (timescrest.com, 04 Aug 2012)

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