Rajasthan's Krishna Poonia wins gold in discus throw


It was a historic day for Indian athletics and rajasthan on Monday as Krishna Poonia clinched the gold in the women's discus throw event at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Krishna won the gold with a throw of 61.51 metres while Harwant got the silver with 60.16m. The bronze went to Seema with a throw of 58.46m. India swept the event with Harwant Kaur and national record holder Seema Antil also winning the silver and bronze respectively.
Poonia's gold, which she won by throwing the discus to 61.51m, was the first gold after 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh's 440 yard race gold in the 1958 edition of the Games in Cardiff, Wales. Harwant came up with an effort of 60.61m, a tad below her season's best of 60.66m, while national record holder Seema Antil threw the discus to a distance of 58.46m.