Javelin thrower Annu Rani finished seventh at the World Championships

India’s Annu Rani finished seventh in the women’s javelin final with a paltry 61.12m at the World Championships here.

Rani, competing in her second straight final in the parade section, achieved her best of the day in her second attempt, but failed to clear the 60m mark in her other five throws on Friday.

Her series were 56.18m, 61.12m, 59.27m, 58.14m, 59.98m and 58.70m. He has a season and personal record of 63.82 m.

The national record holder reached the final with a throw of 59.60 m as the eighth best in the qualification.

Defending champion Australian Kelsey-Lee Barber won the gold with the world’s best and leading throw of 66.91 m. American Kara Winger won silver with a final throw of 64.05m, while Haruka Kitaguchi of Japan surprisingly won bronze with her best throw of 63.27m.

Chinese Olympic champion Shiying Liu was fourth with a best achievement of 63.25 m.

This was Rani’s third appearance at the show. At the last match of 2019 in Doha, she took eighth place in the final with a best throw of 61.12 meters. In London 2017, she failed to qualify for the final after finishing 10th in her qualifying group.

Annu broke her national record with a throw of 63.82m while winning gold at the Indian Open javelin event in Jamshedpur in May.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from the aggregated source.)

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