Annu Rani

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Annu Rani
India's Anu Rani, Javelin Throw Bronze Medalist.jpg
Rani during 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar
Personal information
Nationality  India
Born (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 26)
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb) (2014)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Javelin throw
Team India
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 60.01 meters
(Hyderabad 2016) NR

Annu Rani (born 28 August 1992 in Meerut[1]) is an Indian javelin thrower and is the current national record holder.[2] She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes.

Career

Rani, with a throw of 58.83 metres (193.0 ft) at the 2014 National Inter-State Championship in Lucknow, broke the national record previously held by Gurmeet Kaur.[3] With this throw, she qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the selection criteria being 58.46 metres. At the event, she finished eighth, with a best of 56.37 meters in the final. In the same year, at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, she won the bronze medal with a throw of 59.53 meters, bettering her own national record. She Born in Jatt Farmer Family in Dabthuwa Village of Meerut.

In Bhubaneswar in Odisha at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships Rani took a bronze medal with a throw of 57.32m.[4]

References

  1. ^ 2014 CWG profile
  2. ^ "54th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships 2014" (PDF). indianathletics.in. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Annu Rani rewrites javelin record". The Hindu. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "My Body Was Not In Form Says Javelin Thrower Annu Rani". deccanchronicle.com/. 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 

External links

  • Annu Rani profile at IAAF
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