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CWG gold medallist Krishna Poonia becomes MLA in Rajasthan

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Starting a brand new innings, discus thrower Krishna Poonia, the 2010 CWG gold medallist, on Tuesday gained the Sadulpur meeting seat in Rajasthan defeating sitting BSP MLA Manoj Nyangali.

Contesting on a Congress ticket, Poonia gained by a wholesome margin of 18084 votes after receiving 70020 votes.

It was Poonia’s second try and get an entry within the state legislature, having suffered defeat within the earlier elections.

The Congress gained 101 seats in the home of 199 whereas the BJP gained 73.

The 36-year-old athlete had hurled the disc to 61.51m to say a gold medal on the Delhi Commonwealth Video games. She had completed sixth on the 2012 London Olympics along with her greatest throw of 63.62m, coming within the fifth try.

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