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Seema Antil
India

  • Country: India
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Born: 7/27/1983
  • Career Highlights: Seema Antil is an Indian discus thrower hailing from Sonepat, Haryana. She was into a number of sports like long jump and hurdles till discus throwing coach Jaswant Singh spotted her potential and began training her. Her first major achievement was winning the gold at the 2000 World Junior Championships but unfortunately she had to be stripped of her medal as she failed a drug test. But she put it all behind and made a strong comeback at the 2002 World Junior Championships held at Kingston, capturing the bronze. In 2004, she threw her personal best of 64.84m at an athletic meet in Kiev. She was also part of the Indian contingent at the 2004 Athens Olympics and finished a commendable 14th. Her biggest victory came at the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne where she won the silver medal. Following this achievement, the Haryana Government honoured her with the Bhim Award. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games held at Delhi, she bagged the bronze in front of a cheering home crowd. She also clinched the bronze at the 2011 Asian Grand Prix. Antil secured her berth for the 2012 London Olympics after a throw of 62.60m at the University of California Championships which helped her achieve the ‘A’ qualifying standard.
  • Previous Olympics: 2004
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