Commonwealth Discus champion and Indian record holder Krishna Poonia celebrated her 36th birthday yesterday. She had a simple birthday celebration at her training base in Patiala,India.
Krishna Poonia, along with her husband and coach Virender Poonia , were busy preparing for the upcoming track and field season at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala. Her season kicks off in a couple of days, with her first competition being the Federation Cup, which is currently taking place at Patiala. Poonia is determined to break her own national record, which stands at 64.76m (212′ 5″) and hit the 65m (213′ 3″) mark by this season.
Krishna Poonia made headlines when she won the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal, thereby, becoming the first Indian woman to win a track and field gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Poonia achieved her current PB of 64.76m (212′ 5″) during her training stint with former men’s discus throw world record holder, Mac Wilkins at the Concordia Throws Center, USA.
She finished 7th at the 2012 London Olympics, and is looking forward to better results at this year’s Asian Championships in July and World Championships in August.
The Throwholics team wishes her a great year ahead.