Rajasthan News

Congress candidate Champion discus thrower Krishna Poonia loses to BSP candidate

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 09, 2013

In a major setback to Congress in Rajasthan polls, India’s champion discus thrower Krishna Poonia , a Congress candidate from Sadulpur constituency has lost to Manoj Kumar of BSP in the Rajasthan Assembly elections.

Poonia had formally joined the Congress party at an election rally in Churu, which happens to be her home district.

Poonia led an Indian clean sweep in the women’s discus final on 11 October 2010, winning the Delhi Commonwealth Games gold medal with a throw of 61.51 metres.

She also won a bronze medal in the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

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