Krishna Poonia is now an MLA in Rajasthan

Krishna Poonia is now an MLA in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: Beginning a new innings, discus thrower Krishna Poonia, the 2010 CWG gold medallist, on Tuesday won the Sadulpur assembly seat in Rajasthan defeating sitting BSP MLA Manoj Nyangali.nnContesting on a Congress ticket, Poonia won by a healthy margin of 18084 votes after receiving 70020 votes.nnIt was Poonia’s second attempt to get entry in the state legislature, having suffered defeat in the previous elections.nnThe Congress won 101 seats in the house of 199 while the BJP won 73.nnThe 36-year-old athlete had hurled the disc to 61.51m to claim a gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. She had finished sixth at the 2012 London Olympics with her best throw of 63.62m, coming in the fifth attempt.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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