Birthday special: Trivia on Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia

Indian medal winning discus thrower Krishna Poonia celebrates her birthday today. We give you some interesting facts about the sports athlete.

Krishna Poonia
Krishna Poonia. Pic/ AFP

>> Poonia is part of a Jat family and was born in Haryana

>> She finished her college in Kanodia Girls College, Jaipur. She studied sociology.

>> She has a husband named Virender Singh Poonia. The two of them work for the Indian Railways

>> She is a gold medal winner at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

>> She has won 2 bronze medal at the Asian Games 2006 and 2010.

>> She was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2011 by the government.

>> She is only the sixth Indian to enter the final events for track and field at the Olympics. The others are - Milkha Singh, PT Usha, Sriram Singh, Anju Bobby George and Gurbachan Singh Randhawa.

>> She quit her job in and joined the Congress Party. But has not quit her sport.

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