Seema Punia is India's only woman discus thrower at the 2016 Rio Olympics, after she threw her second best effort of 62.62 at Pat Young's Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas
Just hours after booking a berth at the Olympics, Seema Punia accused the sports ministry of delaying the release of her funds as she trained abroad for several major events during the course of her career.
Asian Games discus throw gold medal winner Seema Punia has qualified for the Rio Olympics with a 62.62-metre effort at the Pat Young's Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas (California) in the United States
Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the second time along with his female counterpart and CWG silver winner Seema Punia for the coveted award this year.
Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India’s Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India.
Livid with detractors for casting aspersions on her achievements because of a dope-tainted past, Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia on Tuesday said she has been "ill-treated" by authorities, including the national federation, for many years now.
Punia's throw of 61.03m not only won her gold, it also exorcised the demons of her past.
Wrestler Bajrang and the men’s tennis combination of Sanam Singh and Myneni picked up silver medals on yet another productive day for the India contingent.
Seema, who had had won the silver in the 2006 Melbourne Games, repeated the feat by hurling the disc to a distance of 61.61 metres.
Lacking in preparation and with most of their top stars struggling, India may find it hard to match up their 2010 show when the track and field events of the 20th edition of Commonwealth Games kickstart on Sunday.