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Tokyo 2020: Annu Rani doesn’t make the cut for the final in women’s javelin throw

The 29-year-old needed a huge effort to make it to the 12-woman final and though she improved marginally, it was nowhere close to the automatic qualification mark of 63m. Rani’s best throw in the qualification round was 54.04 and she finished 14th among the 15 throwers.


The national record holder finishes with 50.35m, 53.19m, 54.04m, and is out of contention for the final. She finished 14th among the 15 throwers. It has been a disastrous outing for the Indian as she failed to even get close to her personal best of 63.24m. The 29-year-old needed a huge effort to make it to the 12-woman final and though she improved marginally, it was nowhere close to the automatic qualification mark of 63m.




Earlier this year, Annu Rani bettered her own javelin throw national record at the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships in Patiala. Maria Andrejczyk from Poland was the only thrower who could earn the automatic qualification by sending the spear to 65.25m in her first attempt.


The 28-year-old, who had won a bronze in the 2014 Asian Games and a silver in the Asian Championships in 2019, represents Uttar Pradesh in the national events. All eyes will now be on contender Neeraj Chopra in the men’s event, which will begin on Wednesday.


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