India win first C'weath athletics gold in 52 years

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NEW DELHI (AFP) - Krishna Poonia won India's first Commonwealth Games athletics gold medal in 52 years on Monday when she led a stunning host nation clean sweep in the women's discus.

Poonia threw 61.51 metres to share an historic day with second-placed teammate Harwant Kaur and third-placed Seema Antil, collecting only the country's second gold medal ever.

The first was won by Milkha Singh in the 440 yards in Cardiff in 1958.