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Prez felicitates Major Poonia

01:04 AM Jun 02, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has felicitated Major Dr Surendra Poonia for winning seven medals – two Gold and five Silver – at the 33rd World Medical and Health Games in Antalya, Turkey. Poonia was felicitated at Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 6. He won two Gold medals in Powerlifting and 800mt race and five Silver medals in 400mt race, 1,500mt race, 5,000mt race, cross country race and Pentathlon, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesman said in a statement today.

Over 2,300 athletes from 47 countries participated in 22 Olympic sports in Antalya in July. Poonia is serving as a Medical Officer in the President’s Bodyguard. This is the third time that he has won medals at this international Championship.

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