Krishna Poonia

Father of Krishna Poonia

Maha Singh

Husband of Krishna Poonia

Virendar Singh Poonia (Government Officer and Coach)

Son of Krishna Poonia


Awards, Honours, Achievements of Krishna Poonia

2006: Bronze Medal in the Doha Asian Games and Gold Medal in the 46th Open National Athletics Championship
Gold Medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Bronze Medal in the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010
Awarded the Arjuna Award in 2010
Maharana Pratap Award from the Government of Rajasthan
Bhim Award from the Government of Haryana
Awarded the Padma Shri Civilian honor in 2011

Controversy of Krishna Poonia

Krishna raised her voice against the selection process of the Khel Ratna Award, claiming that even after having the majority votes, the award was conferred to Ronjan Sodhi even after his name was suggested after the voting had been done  

Information about Krishna Poonia

She has the current National Record for the longest discus throw of 64.76 meters.  In 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, she won a gold medal.  She participated in 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.  Poonia was born on 5 May 1977 in Agroha village of Haryana's Hisar district.  In 2000, she married Virender Singh Poonia, a former athlete who coached her after their marriage.  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 contested at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but failed to reach the finals, after finishing 10th in the qualifiers with a throw of 58.23.  Does Krishna Poonia drink alcohol?: Not known  Does Krishna Poonia smoke?: Not known  They live in Jaipur. Poonia obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Kanoria PG Mahila Mahavidyalaya in Jaipur.  She was raised by her father and paternal grandmother after her mother died when she was 9 years old.  Poonia won a bronze medal in 2006 Doha Asian Games.  Krishna's physical fitness was honed as a result of working at her family land since the age of 15 and not exactly undergoing rigorous sports training.  Krishna Poonia 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 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. 

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