The Indian Javelin thrower Annu Rani gets qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Tokyo Olympics is starting from 23rd July in Tokyo and Annu Rani successfully got herself a ticket to represent her country in the Olympics.
On Friday, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) confirmed her qualification for the Olympics through her world ranking.
SAI Media tweeted, “#AnnuRani has qualified for #Tokyo2020 in women’s javelin throw through her world ranking (18th). Many congratulations to her. #Cheer4India #TokyoOlympics”.
Currently, she is the 11th rank women javelin thrower in the world.
Annu said in an interview, “We are currently training with medicine balls. We are trying to add routines that mimic our throwing action out there on the ground. So basic strength exercises, weight training, and core exercises are part of my routine”.
She also added, “We are not used to sitting at home. Our schedules are always geared towards tournaments or regimen. So our diets need focus. I now have to eat smaller portions as the load isn’t as heavy. I have cornflakes, bread, paneer, and some fruit in the morning. Roti and a curry at noon, a beverage and some snacks in the evening and roti with a vegetable perhaps for dinner. But I can’t eat as much as I would in normal circumstances.”
Earlier she couldn’t make it to the Olympics because her throw was a bit away from the required qualification mark of 64m. Earlier this year, she missed the qualification as she registered a throw at a distance of 62.43 at the IAAF World Athletics Championship. At this moment she broke her own national record of 62.34 m.
Also, more than 100 players from India have been qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 this year. This Olympic is definitely going to be a great one for the Indian athletes.