Seema Antil

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Seema Antil
Personal information
Born (1983-07-27) 27 July 1983 (age 31)
Sonipat, Haryana, India
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Country  India
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Updated on 2 August 2014.

Seema Antil (born 27 July 1983) is an Indian discus thrower. Her personal best throw is 64.84 m (212.7 ft), achieved in August 2004 in Kiev.

Early life[edit]

Seema Antil was born in Sonipat, Haryana.[1] She attended Government College, Sonipat.[2]


Antil originally won the gold medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships, but lost it due to a positive drugs test for pseudoephedrine. As per the rules in force at that time for such an offence, her National Federation issued her a public warning after stripping her of the medal.[3] She won a bronze medal at the next World Junior Championships in 2002.

She won the silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and was honoured with Bhim Award by the Haryana state government on 26 June 2006. Her absence from the 2006 Asian Games attracted considerable media attention.[4] She had tested positive for a steroid (stanozolol) prior to the Games but was cleared to participate by her National Federation. She, however, opted out of the team for the Games.[5]

She won the bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

In Olympics[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  India
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 14th 60.64 m
2012 Olympic Games London, England 13th 61.91 m

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Seema Antil". Athletes. Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Ramachandran, R. (10 October 2000). "Sonepat comes to Delhi to take home its champion". Express India. Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay). Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu : Seema Antil loses gold medal on ephedrine violation". 2001-10-02. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Seema Antil not to take part in Doha". 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Seema cleared, opts out". The Hindu. 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 

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