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Krishna Poonia Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 41 Years
Husband: Virendar Poonia
Height: 5’ 11”

Krishna Poonia

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPolitician
Famous ForThe First Indian Woman to win a Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 182 cm
in meters- 1.82 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)36-27-35
Athletics
EventDiscus Throw
CoachVirendar Singh Poonia
Records (as of 2018)Holds the National Record for the Longest Discus throw of 64.76 meters
Awards, Honours, Achievements• 2006: Bronze Medal in the Doha Asian Games and Gold Medal in the 46th Open National Athletics Championship
• Gold Medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games
• Bronze Medal in the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010
• Awarded the Arjuna Award in 2010
• Maharana Pratap Award from the Government of Rajasthan
• Bhim Award from the Government of Haryana
• Awarded the Padma Shri Civilian honor in 2011
Politics
Political PartyIndian National Congress (INC)Indian National Congress Flag
Political Journey• Joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in 2013
• Contested for the Sadulpur Assembly Seat in 2013 from Rajasthan but lost
• Contested again in 2018 for the Sadulpur Assembly Seat and won
• Congress announced her as the party's candidate to fight the 2019 General Elections from the Jaipur Rural seat of Rajasthan against sitting MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 May 1977
Age (as in 2018)41 Years
BirthplaceAgroha, Hisar District, Haryana
Zodiac signTaurus
NationalityIndian
HometownAgroha, Hisar District, Haryana
College/UniversityKanodia Girls College, Jaipur
Educational QualificationsDegree in Sociology
ReligionHinduism
CasteJat [1]Wikipedia
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
ControversyKrishna raised her voice against the selection process of the Khel Ratna Award, claiming that even after having the majority votes, the award was conferred to Ronjan Sodhi even after his name was suggested after the voting had been done
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear 2000
Family
HusbandVirendar Singh Poonia (Government Officer and Coach)Krishna Poonia's Husband Virender Poonia
ChildrenSon- LakshyarajKrishna Poonia's Son Lakshayraj
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Maha Singh
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsNot Known
Style Quotient
Cars Collection• Mahindra Scorpio (2008 Model)
• Maruti Suzuki SX4 (2010 Model)
• Maruti Suzuki SX4 (2012 Model)
• Audi Q5 (2013 Model)
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets: ₹1.65 crores

Cash: ₹50,000
Bank Deposits: ₹1.1 crores
Jewellery: ₹10 lacs

Immovable Assets: ₹1.2 crores

Agricultural Land: ₹20 lacs
Non-Agricultural Land: ₹60 lacs
Residential Building: ₹40 lacs
Money Factor
Salary (as an MLA)₹25,000 + other allowances
Net Worth (approx.)₹3.45 crores (as of 2014)

Dr. Krishna Poonia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Krishna Poonia

  • Krishna Poonia is an International Gold Medalist and the First Indian Woman Athlete to win a Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games. She represented India in the Olympics 3 times. She is the only athlete in India after Milkha Singh to win a gold medal in an international track and field event.
  • Due to lack of facilities in her school and village, she got introduced to sports after she joined college. She picked up her first discus in college and started winning collegiate and state level competitions as a discus thrower. This got her selected for a National camp in Patiala.
  • Interestingly Virendar Poonia, former National Level Hammer thrower, was attending the same camp as Krishna but didn’t know her. Later that year their families arranged their marriage and they got married in the year 2000.

    Krishna Poonia With Her Husband Virendar Poonia

    Krishna Poonia With Her Husband Virendar Poonia

  • In 2001, Krishna gave birth to her son, Lakshayraj, and a year after that, she pursued her career in sports. Her husband motivated her, encouraged her, and coached her. Krishna often says about her husband-

    He is the pillar of all my success.”

    Krishna Poonia Being Trained By Husband Virender

    Krishna Poonia Being Trained By Her Husband Virendar

  • Her first major international victory was when she won the Bronze Medal in the Doha Asian Games and later the Gold Medal in the 46th National Open Athletics Championship.

    Krishna Poonia in the 2006 Doha Asian Games

    Krishna Poonia in the 2006 Doha Asian Games

  • She won the Gold Medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi and became the first Indian woman and the only athlete after Milkha Singh to win a Gold Medal in a track and field event. She considers this the highest point in her sporting career.

    Krishna Poonia After Winning Gold Medal In Commonwealth Games

    Krishna Poonia After Winning The Gold Medal In The Commonwealth Games

  • On 11 October 2010, she was honored with the Arjuna Award, just a few days after she won the Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games, New Delhi.

    Krishna Poonia Receiving the Arjuna Award

    Krishna Poonia Receiving the Arjuna Award

  • In 2011, she received the Padma Shri Award for her extraordinary contributions in sports.

    Krishna Poonia Receiving the Padma Shri

    Krishna Poonia Receiving the Padma Shri Award

  • In 2013, she joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in the presence of Rahul Gandhi. She stated the experience as overwhelming and promised the people of Rajasthan that she’ll work day and night for their betterment and upliftment.

    Krishna Poonia Joins Congress

    Krishna Poonia Joins Congress

  • In her first election from the Sadulpur Assembly Constituency in 2013, she lost the seat to Manoj Nyangali of the BSP, but this didn’t break her spirits as she waited and worked in her constituency for the next 5 years and in the 2018 Assembly elections, she won from the same seat.
  • For the 2019 general elections, Congress announced that Krishna will be contesting from the Jaipur Rural Constituency of Rajasthan, against Cabinet Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore; who is the sitting MP from Jaipur Rural.

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