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Seema relieved to win gold in Asiad

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NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (PTI): Her career revived after winning a gold at the just-concluded Asian Games, star discus thrower Seema Punia today said that she is not content with her feat in Incheon and is eyeing a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Seema, the only individual gold medallist among track and field athletes in the South Korean city, rued the lack of financial support and expects corporate sponsorship coming her way to prepare for next year�s World Championships and Rio Games.

�I have been in the international circuit for more than 14 years and I feel it is a sort of revival in my career. I am relieved that I got a gold in Incheon because I need it to boost my confidence for bigger things ahead,� Punia told PTI in an interview after returning home from Incheon today.

�I want to win a medal in World Championships next and of course my ultimate aim is to bag a medal in 2016 Rio Olympics,� said Punia, who held the national record from 2004 to 2012 when Krishna Poonia broke it.

The 31-year-old Punia, who hurled the disc to 61.03m in Incheon to bag the gold, said her training at the United States under coach Tony Ciarelli has helped her a lot and she would request the government to send her for foreign sojourn before World Championships and Rio Olympics.

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Seema relieved to win gold in Asiad

NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (PTI): Her career revived after winning a gold at the just-concluded Asian Games, star discus thrower Seema Punia today said that she is not content with her feat in Incheon and is eyeing a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Seema, the only individual gold medallist among track and field athletes in the South Korean city, rued the lack of financial support and expects corporate sponsorship coming her way to prepare for next year�s World Championships and Rio Games.

�I have been in the international circuit for more than 14 years and I feel it is a sort of revival in my career. I am relieved that I got a gold in Incheon because I need it to boost my confidence for bigger things ahead,� Punia told PTI in an interview after returning home from Incheon today.

�I want to win a medal in World Championships next and of course my ultimate aim is to bag a medal in 2016 Rio Olympics,� said Punia, who held the national record from 2004 to 2012 when Krishna Poonia broke it.

The 31-year-old Punia, who hurled the disc to 61.03m in Incheon to bag the gold, said her training at the United States under coach Tony Ciarelli has helped her a lot and she would request the government to send her for foreign sojourn before World Championships and Rio Olympics.

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