Krishna Poonia

  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes 13-03-2014 10:28 PM

    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...
  • Will Krishna Poonia be savior for Congress in Sadulpur? 21-11-2013 12:31 AM

    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...
  • Rajasthan polls: Will Krishna Poonia be savior for Congress in Sadulpur? 20-11-2013 11:56 PM

    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 13-11-2013 11:54 AM

    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...
  • Assembly polls: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia in 1st Congress list 05-11-2013 12:05 AM

    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...
  • It's offical now: No Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia 22-08-2013 09:47 PM

    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...
  • Sports Ministry confirms Ronjan Sodhi is 2013 Khel Ratna awardee 22-08-2013 08:24 PM

    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, the ministry...
  • Sports Ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Poonia 22-08-2013 02:19 PM

    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...
  • Khel Ratna controversy: No breakthrough in Krishna Poonia issue 21-08-2013 11:08 PM

    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...
  • I was only raising my voice against wrong done to me: Poonia 21-08-2013 08:39 PM

    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...
  • Intense lobbying by Poonia delays national sports awards 21-08-2013 10:01 AM

    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...
  • Sports Ministry likely to stick to original Khel Ratna list 20-08-2013 09:34 PM

    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...
  • Suspense remains on Krishna Poonia for Khel Ratna 19-08-2013 09:18 PM

    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 18-08-2013 07:00 PM

    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...
  • Sehwag backs Poonia over Khel Ratna controversy 15-08-2013 05:33 PM

    Former Indian cricket vice-captain Virender Sehwag has come out in support of discus-thrower 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...
  • Wrestler Sushil throws his weight behind Poonia 14-08-2013 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time 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...
  • Poonia, Paralympian Girisha doubt the process to award Khel Ratna 14-08-2013 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: India's discus-thrower 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...
  • Mixed day for Indians at Asian Athletics Championships 03-07-2013 09:32 PM

    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 rain-marred opening day here on Wednesday. Star discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished a disappointing fourth, while another medal...
  • India name 108-strong squad for Asian Athletics 21-06-2013 11:44 PM

    New Delhi: Medal prospects Sudha Singh, Vikas Gowda, Krishna Poonia and Tintu Luka were on Friday named in the 110-strong Indian squad for Asian Athletics Championships which will be held in Pune from July 3-7. With India having the luxury to name three athletes each in the 42 events (21...
  • Krishna Poonia to take part in Doha leg of Diamond League 01-05-2013 06:32 PM

    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...