Krishna Poonia, who had won gold in the 2014 Asian Games and a medal each in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, missed the Olympics qualification mark by less than a metre.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Congress fields candidates for all 25 seats in Rajasthan ahead of filing nominations
The Congress also announced names of industrialist Riju Jhunjhunwala on Ajmer, Bharatram Meghwal on Sriganganagar, Devkinandan Gurjar on Rajsamand and Rampal Sharma on Bhilwara seat in its list on Monday night.
Discuss thrower and newly-elected Congress MLA Krishna Poonia says winning elections tougher than preparing for Olympics
Far removed from the starry aura of a celebrity sportsperson, Poonia was seen by the residents as one of their very own who identified herself with all their problems and was always accessible.
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With a total of 2,873 candidates in the fray for 200 Assembly seats in Rajasthan, the upcoming Assembly election is likely to set the ground for the Lok Sabha elections next year.
Rajasthan Assembly polls: 189 women candidates in fray; Kiran Maheshwari from BJP; Girija Vyas from Congress among key faces
Of the 189 women candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections, 23 are from the ruling BJP and 27 are from the Congress. It is also the highest number of women candidates contesting in the last 10 years.
Discus thrower Krishna Poonia rues lack of sporting culture in India, urges AFI to take better care of athletes
Krishna Poonia called for Indians to encourage their wards to take up sports, and also talked about the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) taking better care of athletes especially in times of injury.
Ace Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia has failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics as she could not touch the qualifying standard in the competitions she took part in the United States.
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Olympics-bound Lalita Babar on Friday smashed her own national record to win the gold while Sudha Singh also qualified for the Rio Games while winning silver in women's 3000m steeplechase
Power failure at the competition venue on Sunday led to the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix athletics meet ending in a farce in New Delhi.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's appointment as the Indian Olympic contingent's goodwill ambassador kicked up a storm on Sunday with star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh questioning the move even as the IOA and some other athletes backed the decision.
Salman Khan's appointment as goodwill ambassador of the Olympic contingent has triggered a furore, with Yogeshwar Dutt and Milkha Singh questioning the move
Krishna Poonia will get her sixth-place finish diploma at the 2012 London Olympics women's discus throw final soon as the International Olympic Committee has written to the IOA in this regard.
Bolstered by a better-than-expected performance in the Commonwealth Games, Indian athletes would now look to assert themselves against the sporting might of continental powerhouses such as China and Japan in the 17th Asian Games.
Live updates of day 9 of the Commonwealth Games 2014.
India's full Commonwealth Games Schedule of 24 July.
The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Poonia, who is going to defend her discus throw title in the July 23-August 3 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, had trained under Wilkins, who won discus gold in 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.
The decision puts to rest all speculation that the minister had asked the awards committee to reconsider its recommendation in favour of shooter Ronjan Sodhi.