New Delhi: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia, who won a historic gold in the Commonwealth Games last year, has been recommended for Rajiv Khel Ratna, the country's highest sports award.
Poonia, who became the first Indian woman to win an individual gold in track and field events in the Commonwealth Games in October last year, has been recommended by Athletics Federation of India to the government.
"Krishna's name has been recommended for Rajiv Khel Ratna by AFI to the Sports Ministry. She is the first Indian woman in athletics to win an individual gold in the Commonwealth Games. So we are hoping that she wins the award," Krishna's husband Virender said from Patiala.