Oregon [US]: India’s javelin thrower Annu Rani on Thursday became the first Indian to make it to back-to-back finals at the Globe Athletics Championships after completed with a toss of 59.60 in her final attempt in Oregon on Thursday.
Rani started the credentials round in Team B on a bad note with a nasty. But then she thought of a toss of 55.35 m later. She saved the best for the last, making a throw of 59.60 m to make it to the last.
In the group B certification round, she ended up in the fifth placement and made it to the final as 8th finest across both teams.
” #Athletics Update @Annu_Javelin receives her 2nd successive #Javelinthrow Final at the World Championships Her finest throw being 59.60 m, which began her 3rd attempt at @WCHoregon22
finishing 8th Excellent going!! All the best Annu Rani @g_rajaraman,” tweeted SAI Media.
Just three athletes might get the final in Oregon by breaching the automated credentials mark of 62.50 m.
Japan’s Haruka Kitaguchi covered the charts in the qualification round with a toss of 64.32 m while China’s Shiying Liu was at 2nd with a toss of 63.86 m. Ultimately at the 3rd position with Lithuania’s Liveta Jasiunaite, that had the very best attempt of 63.80 m.
With this, Annu Rani has hidden the heartbreak of not making it to the finals of the Tokyo Olympics, in which this national record-holding professional athlete do with a disappointing best effort of 54.04 m in 2015.
Rani remained in strong kind leading up to the world meet, damaging her very own nationwide record with 63.82 m attempt at an AFI Indian Open occasion in Jamshedpur in May 2022.
Rani will be in action on July 22 in the final.
Meanwhile, India’s Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra will be in action along with Rohit Yadav in the men’s javelin qualification rounds on Friday.
Globe Sports Championships 2022 is being held in Oregon. It will conclude on July 24.