POONIA Krishna < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 05 May 1982 in Hisar, IND
Height1.81 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband, Virendar Poonia and son, Lakshya Raj.
Residence Jaipur, IND
Languages Hindi, English
Higher education Sociology - Kanodia Girls College: Jaipur, IND
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Indian Railways: India
Name of coach Virendar Poonia [Husband]
Coach from which country? India
General Interest
Injuries She suffered a knee injury at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, meaning she missed six months of competition. She returned in June 2011. (thehindu.com, 05 Jun 2011)
Awards and honours She was awarded the Arjuna Award [Outstanding Achievement Award in Indian National Sports] in 2010. (indiatimes.com, 30 Jul 2010)

She received the Padma Shri Award [Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution] for her respected field of discus in 2011. (indianetzone.com, 22 Mar 2012)
Ambitions To do well and represent India with honour at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (thehindu.com, 05 Jun 2011)
Other information FIRST GOLD IN 52 YEARS
Her gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, which she won by throwing the discus to 61.51m, was the first gold after Milkha Singh's 440 yard race gold in the 1958 edition of the Games in Cardiff, Wales. (hindustantimes.com, 11 Oct 2010)

Both her and her husband work for Indian Railways in Jaipur, India. (rajasthanspider.com, 29 Mar 2011)

She trained in the United States under former world record holder Maurice Wilkins prior to her 2008 Olympic appearance. (The Hindu, 27 Feb 2010)