India’s Annu Rani falls short of women’s javelin final cut at Tokyo Olympic 2020

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Annu Rani fails to go through the next level.
India's Annu Rani falls short of women's javelin final cut at Tokyo Olympic 2020
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Annu Rani’s best throw of 54.04m was enough for only a 14th place finish in her group. However, Annu Rani was needed to finish within the top 12 across two groups to go through the next level. The 28-year-old Indian consistently improved her distances with 53.19m and 54.04m in her second and third throws. She were not quite enough to get herself in contention to make the cut for the medal round. India’s Annu Rani failed to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s javelin throw event final after finishing 14th in Group A. Moreover, Annu Rani becomes the second Indian female javelin thrower after Gurmeet Kaur to compete at the Olympic. Though, She started off her day with a 50.35m in her first throw at the Olympics.com.

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It has been a disastrous outing for the Indian as she failed to even get close to her personal best of 63.24m. A distance of 63m will ensure her a place in final. Poland’s Andrejczyk Maria is the red-hot favourite for this event and she qualified for the final with a throw of 65.24 in her first attempt. She holds the season best of 71.40, the best of the year. India’s Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh will be the other javelin throwers in action at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. However, They will start with the qualification round on Wednesday.

Moreover, Annu Rani bettered her own javelin throw national record at the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships in Patiala. Rani clinched the gold with a best throw of 63.24m which, she came up in her third attempt. However, she obligates her earlier national mark of 62.43m which she had recorded during the World Championships in Doha in 2019.

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