Seema Punia

Born: 27 July 1983,
Sonipat, Haryana, India
Best Throw: 61.03 m
Coach: Ankush Punia

Event-Discus Throw

Seema started her sporting career at the age of 11 years as a hurdler and a long-jumper, but later took to discus throw.

Her gold medal win at the World Junior Championships in 2000 in Santiago earned her the nickname ‘Millennium Child’.

She won a bronze medal at the World junior championships in 2002.She won the silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and was honored with Bhim Award by the Haryana state government on 26 June 2006. Her absence from the 2006 Asian Games attracted considerable media attention.

She won the bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

She finished 13th at the 2012 London Olympics,which is not a bad finish as far as her performance is considered . In 2014, she won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games and a gold at the Asian Games with her personal best throw of 61.03 m.

Seema Antil was born in a Jat family of Antil gotra in Khewda village of Sonipat district in Haryana,which has produced many great athletes in different sports.

Antil is married to Ankush Punia, interestingly he is her coach, and a former Discus throwing athlete who represented India at 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

We are counting on the husband-wife duo to bring home the glory with a medal.