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2019 World Athletics Championships: Javelin Thrower Annu Rani smashes national record, reaches final

Top Indian woman javelin thrower Annu Rani smashed her own national record and reached final of the World Athletics Championships here on Monday.

2019 World Athletics Championships: Javelin Thrower Annu Rani smashes national record, reaches final
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 30 Sep 2019 3:41 PM GMT

Top Indian woman javelin thrower Annu Rani smashed her own national record and reached final of the World Athletics Championships here on Monday.

The 27-year-old Annu opened the qualification round Group A with a 57.05m before sending the iron spear to a distance of 62.43m in the second round, bettering her earlier national record of 62.34m, which she achieved in March during the Federation Cup in Patiala.

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She had a 60.50m in the third and final round to finish third in her group behind Asian Games champion Liu Shiying (63.48m) of China and Ratej Martina (62.87m) of Slovenia. After the conclusion of both the round, Annu Rani stood at 5th the position.

Archana Suseentran had a disappointing outing as she finished last at women's 200m heats

Sprinter Archana Suseentran had a disappointing outing on Day 4 as she finished last at women's 200m heats event with a timing of 23.65s. Archana had a reaction time of 0.201s, the slowest in the heat.

Anjali Devi missed a berth to the semi-finals as she finished 6th in heats of the women's 400m event, clocking a time of 52.33 seconds. Salwa Naser of Bahrain topped the list with 50.74 seconds.

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