Annu Rani improves her own national women’s javelin throw record for the eighth time | More sports news


JAMSHEDPUR: Uttar Pradesh athlete Annu Rani broke her own national record by winning the gold medal in the fourth AFI Indian Open javelin throwing competition on Sunday.
She threw the spear a distance of 63.82m, an improvement of 58cm from her previous national record of 63.24m set in Patiala in March last year.
The 29-year-old showed she had overcome the disappointment of the Tokyo Olympics by rewriting the national record for the eighth time since winning it for the first time in Suman Devi in ​​June 2014.
On Sunday evening under the lights of the JRD Tata sports complex, Annu Rani made three more throws which rose to 60.10m, 56.60m and 58.13m before making the last two attempts.
In other events of the day, Yash, a 17-year-old from Haryana, clinched gold in the U-18 boys with his first throw of 67.42m in waning light.
It was the second best throw by an Indian U-18 athlete since September 2019.
Yash chained his first throw with efforts of 65.21, 63.24, 64.05 and 65.46m before slowing down with a final throw of 57.85m.
Earlier, Disha of Delhi won the women’s U-16 event with a best throw of 34.87m.

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