Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Poonia accepts Samuels challenge but spurns January date!

Commonwealth Games gold champ Krishna Poonia is bold for the USD 20,000 winner-takes-all discus bandy claiming with apple best Dani Samuels of Australia but alone January 22 date for the bound as she wants to absorb time with her ancestors afterwards a backbreaking season.

Poonia said she has been contacted by Samuels' assembly but has fabricated it bright that she is accessible for the claiming in India abutting ages afore Asian Games which starts on November 12 or it will accept to be afterwards February abutting year.

Samuels' drillmaster Hayden Knowles had proposed a January 22 claiming amid Poonia and the Australian apple best who had pulled out of the Commonwealth Games citation aegis and bloom concerns.

"I accept accustomed Dani's claiming and my alliance has additionally accustomed me permission. The two managers are discussing the date now. If Dani wants to appear to India for the claiming I am accessible to booty her in November afore Asian Games. But I can't go away now as I am advancing for the Asian Games.

"In January, I appetite to absorb some time with my family. Afterwards January, I accept no botheration activity to Australia for the contest. It can be anytime afore Apple Championships (in August in South Korea)," she said.

Poonia's bedmate Virendra said she is accessible to booty on Samuels anytime amid March and the Apple Championships in August if not abutting month.

"If she (Dani) does not appear to India abutting ages afore the Asian Games it can be anytime amid March and August. Afterwards the backbreaking division Poonia wants to booty blow at atomic a ages or two. For now, she is apperception on her affairs for the Asian Games," he said.

If the claiming materialises, it would be the aboriginal of its affectionate high-stake bound involving an Indian athlete.

Hurt by the appear comments of Poonia that Samuels had pulled out of the Commonwealth Games due to "poor form", the abutment agents of the Australian had dared the Indian to the contest.

Knowles had proposed to authority the claiming at Sydney Olympic Park Challenge Center as allotment of Pirtek Athletic All Stars Meet which is advised as challenge analogue of Twenty20 candid with celebrities from Hollywood and sports apple demography part.

Pirtek Athletic Allstars organisers will accession the USD 20,000 bulk for the claiming amid Poonia and Samuels through sponsors.

Recently on September 15, apple and Olympic best sprinter Usain Bolt took allotment in men's 100m broadcast accident in the Pirtek Athletic Allstars Meet.

In that Meet, Samuels won the discus bandy accident with a 61.90m accomplishment to exhausted Olympic best Stephanie Brown Trafton of United States and above apple best Beatrice Faumina of New Zealand, who accomplished fifth in Commonwealth Games.

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