World Athletics Championships: Javelin thrower Annu Rani finishes seventh within the closing

Picture Supply: Twitter Annu Rani in motion

India’s javelin thrower Annu Rani completed seventh within the ladies’s closing in Eugene. His greatest effort within the closing of the World Athletics Championships was 61.12 metres.

This was his second consecutive closing within the showpiece. Rani’s private greatest got here within the second try. Nonetheless, she did not cross the 60m mark within the different 5 throws. The 29-year-old has a season and private better of 63.82m.

Listed here are the readings of his throws:

61.12 sq. meters

Throughout the qualification spherical for the ultimate, the nationwide document holder completed because the eighth greatest. His greatest throw at the moment was 59.60 metres.

Defending champion Kelsey-Lee Barber of Australia received the gold medal with a greatest and world-leading throw of 66.91m. American Kara Winger received the silver with a closing spherical effort of 64.05m, whereas Japan’s Haruka Kitaguchi received a stunning bronze together with her greatest throw of 63.27m.

This was the third time, after 2017 and 2019, that Rani participated within the showpiece. She completed eighth within the closing with a greatest throw of 61.12m within the final version in 2019 in Doha. She did not qualify for the ultimate in London in 2017 after ending tenth in her qualification group.

Annu broke her nationwide document with a throw of 63.82m whereas profitable the gold medal through the Indian Open Javelin Throw occasion in Jamshedpur in Might.

After this occasion of Rani, now all eyes shall be on star Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. Chopra, who received a gold medal in Tokyo final yr, shall be aiming so as to add a World Athletics Championships medal to his bag as properly. He’s set to play the ultimate match on Sunday, 7:05 AM IST.

(Inputs from PTI)

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