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Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition: Annu Rani betters her own national record to win gold

Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition: Annu Rani betters her own national record to win gold

Athletics, Breaking News
Annu Rani’s winning throw of 63.82m broke the previous record of 63.24 she had achieved last year. Tokyo Olympian Annu Rani won this season’s second gold medal at the Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition 2022 with a national record throw of 63.82m at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Sunday. Annu Rani, who won this year’s Federation Cup in April, improved on her previous national record of 63.24m which she achieved last year at the Federation Cup. On Sunday, Annu Rani’s subsequent throws were 60.10m, 56.60m and 58.13m. Annu Rani, however, narrowly missed the qualification mark of 64m to qualify for the World Athletics Championships 2022. She had already made the cut for the Commonwealth Games 2022, to be held in Birmingham, UK, from July 28 to August 8. Annu Rani, a ...
World Athletics Podcast – javelin special

World Athletics Podcast – javelin special

Athletics, Editors, Trending
The latest edition of the World Athletics Podcast brings together three legends of the javelin, with Neeraj Chopra and Julius Yego joined by host Steve Backley. Since 2015, there have been men’s javelin winners from four different continents at the five global senior championships, demonstrating the diversity in the event. Two of those champions – India’s Olympic champion Chopra and Kenya’s world gold medallist Yego – recently came together virtually with Great Britain’s three-time Olympic and two-time world medallist Backley to talk everything about the discipline. With his victory in Tokyo last year, Chopra became India’s first ever Olympic champion in athletics. Although he had previously made history for his nation when breaking the world U20 record to win India’s first gold meda...