Seema Punia Antil Biography
Seema Punia Antil aka Seema Punia or Seema Antil is an Indian discus thrower. She was born on 27 July 1983 at Sonipat, Haryana, India. In Asian Games 2018 she won the Bronze Medal in women’s Discuss Throw.
Seema Punia Antil Biography/Personal Information
Seema Antil was born in Khewda village of Sonipat district in Haryana.
Seema Antil is 35 years old.
Her sporting career began at the age of 11 years as a hurdler and a long-jumper, but later took to discus throw.
Seema Antil personal best throw is 62.62 m (205.4 ft), achieved at the Pat Young’s Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas (California) in the US.
Antil is married to Ankush Punia, her coach, and a former Discus thrower who represented India at 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Seema Punia Antil Career
Seema won a gold medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships, but later she lost it because of positive drugs’ test for pseudoephedrine.
She won a bronze medal at the next World Junior Championships in 2002.
In 2006 Commonwealth Games she won a silver medal.
She won a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
She finished 13th at the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2014, she won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games and a gold at the Asian Games.
In Asian Games 2018 she won the Bronze Medal in women’s Discuss Throw.
Seema Punia Awards
She was honoured with Bhim Award by the Haryana state government on 26 June 2006.
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