Krishna Poonia

  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea. 110m hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in the justconcluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • CWG 2014: Seema, Krishna qualify for women's discus throw final August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: 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. It was already a memorable day for Indian...
  • CWG 2014: Little chance for track and field stars to replicate 2010 show July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Lacking in preparation and with most of their top stars struggling, India may find it hard to match up their 2010 show when the track and field events of the 20th edition of Commonwealth Games kickstart on Sunday. India had won 12 medals, including two gold, in Delhi but they...
  • Krishna Poonia finishes 3rd in US, Vikas Gowda 7th in Diamond League June 15, 2014

    New York: On a trainingcumcompetition 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. Poonia, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion, hurled the discus to a distance of...
  • Fitagain Krishna Poonia aims to defend CWG gold May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Having recovered from a groin injury, which had laid her low for most of last year, ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia says she is now geared up to defend the gold she won in 2010 Delhi CWG in what could be her last hurrah after a successful 10year...
  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Top Indian track and field athletes, including medal prospects Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, have been cleared by the Sports Ministry for foreign training stints as part of the preparation for the Commonwealth and Asian Games later this year. Poonia, along with his husband and coach Virender, has been...
  • Will Krishna Poonia be savior for Congress in Sadulpur? November 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Far away from sports field in the dusty lanes of Sadulpur in Churu district of Rajasthan, discus thrower and Commonwealth games gold medalist Krishna Poonia is warming up to play the game of politics. Poonia has filed her papers as the Congress candidate from Sadulpur amid much fanfare. "The way...
  • Rajasthan polls: Will Krishna Poonia be savior for Congress in Sadulpur? November 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Far away from sports field in the dusty lanes of Sadulpur in Churu district of Rajasthan, discus thrower and Commonwealth games gold medalist Krishna Poonia is warming up to play the game of politics. Poonia has filed her papers as the Congress candidate from Sadulpur amid much fanfare. "The...
  • Champion athlete Poonia to fight Rajasthan polls on Congress ticket November 14, 2013

    Churu: Commonwealth Games discus throw gold medallist Krishna Poonia is all set to contest the Rajasthan Assembly elections as a Congress candidate. Poonia has filed her papers from Sadulpur constituency amid much fanfare. "The way I have excelled in sports, I want to give my hundred per cent for serving the...
  • Assembly polls: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia in 1st Congress list November 5, 2013

    Commonwealth Games gold medallist in discus throw Krishna Poonia, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his 18 ministerial colleagues and 29 sitting MLAs feature in the first list of 63 Congress candidates for the December 1 Assembly elections in Rajasthan. The All India Congress Committee released the list in New Delhi late...
  • Has the Khel Ratna row tarnished the image of Indian sports? August 22, 2013

    The Sports Ministry has officially confirmed double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi as the recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, putting an end to the row over country's highest sporting award. ...
  • It's offical now: No Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Putting an end to all speculations, the Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed that it will stick to the original list of winners for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards thereby dashing discus thrower Krishna Poonia's hopes of getting country's highest sporting honour. The Ministry also confirmed that in a...
  • Sports Ministry confirms Ronjan Sodhi is 2013 Khel Ratna awardee August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting discuss thrower Krishna Poonia claims for a joint award, the Indian Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed shooter Ronjan Sodhi as the 2013 Khel Ratna awardee. The recommendation made by the selection panel headed by the former World billiards champion Michael Ferreira comprising eminent sportsperson. However,...
  • Sports Ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Poonia August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh found time from his multifarious responsibilities to clear the national sports awards file on Thursday morning and an official announcement in this regard was expected later in the day. Importantly, and contrary to speculation, there are no changes in the list finalised by the...
  • Khel Ratna controversy: No breakthrough in Krishna Poonia issue August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. Though it is certain...
  • I was only raising my voice against wrong done to me: Poonia August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Discuss thrower Krishna Poonia on Wednesday 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. "I want to clarify that I was not doing any lobbying. Wrong has been done to me,...
  • Krishna Poonia called me for recommending her name for Khel Ratna: Anjali Bhagwat August 21, 2013

    Anjali Bhagwat, one of the members of the Khel Ratna selection committee, has said that discus thrower Krishna Poonia called her up a day before the selection meeting for recommending her name. ...
  • Political interference, lobbying delays Khel Ratna Award August 21, 2013

    A panel headed by Michael Ferreira had chosen shooter Ronjan Sodhi for the award but discusthrower Krishan Poonia has revolted against it. ...
  • Intense lobbying by Poonia delays national sports awards August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Intense lobbying for getting female discus thrower Krishna Poonia the Khel Ratna, the highest sports award, delayed the scheduled announcement of the national sports awards here on Tuesday. The ministry was supposed to make the list final on Tuesday, but Poonia, who is upset at not getting the Khel...
  • Sports Ministry likely to stick to original Khel Ratna list August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Suspense remained over discus thrower Krishna Poonia's plea for considering her name for the prestigious Khel Ratna award even as the Sports Ministry on Tuesday indicated that there may not be any change in the original list of awardees. After the chorus for considering Poonia's name for the Khel...
  • Suspense remains on Krishna Poonia for Khel Ratna August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday had one round of...
  • Olympians and Arjuna awardees support Poonia for Khel Ratna August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia on Sunday got ore 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. Prominent Olympians and Arjun awardees were of the view that Poonia should also be...
  • Sportspersons should take Khel Ratna gracefully: Geet Sethi August 16, 2013

    Former Billiards world champion has said that there is a transparent committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and sportspersons should accept it gracefully. ...
  • Sehwag backs Poonia over Khel Ratna controversy August 15, 2013

    Former Indian cricket vicecaptain Virender Sehwag has come out in support of discusthrower Krishna Poonia in the controversy over the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards, asking the government to take note of her achievements. "Poonia has big achievements like CWG Gold medal and sixth place finish at the Olympics and should...
  • Wrestler Sushil throws his weight behind Poonia August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Twotime Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar on Wednesday threw his weight behind ace woman discus thrower Krishna Poonia, who cried foul after double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi was chosen for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Sushil came up with the suggestion that Poonia and Sodhi be jointly conferred...
  • Battle over Khel Ratna worsens August 14, 2013

    A day after Indian double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi was selected for the Khel Ratna, discus thrower Krishna Poonia and London Paralympics silver medallist Girisha have alleged that the selection criteria for the award was manipulated. ...
  • Poonia, Paralympian Girisha doubt the process to award Khel Ratna August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: India's discusthrower Krishna Poonia has claimed that voting for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, which was on Tuesday decided by the government to be conferred upon double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi, is manipulated. Joining Poonia in that uproar after being ignored is Paralympics silver medallist Girisha Nagarajegowda,...
  • Mixed day for Indians at Asian Athletics Championships July 3, 2013

    Pune: Shot putter Om Prakash Karhana and long jumper Mayookha Johnny won a bronze each as India began their campaign at the 20th Asian Athletics Championships on a mixed note on a rainmarred opening day here on Wednesday. Star discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished a disappointing fourth, while another medal prospect...
  • India name 108strong squad for Asian Athletics June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Medal prospects Sudha Singh, Vikas Gowda, Krishna Poonia and Tintu Luka were on Friday named in the 110strong Indian squad for Asian Athletics Championships which will be held in Pune from July 37. With India having the luxury to name three athletes each in the 42 events (21 each...
  • Krishna Poonia to take part in Doha leg of Diamond League May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia will be participating in the opening leg of the prestigious Diamond League Meetings series in Doha on May 10, which will give her a launchpad for her preparations for the Asian and World Championships later this year. Poonia is expected to compete in...