Asian Games: Annu Rani Grabs a Bronze in Women's Javelin Throw

Annu Rani's first attempt proved to be her best at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea as her later attempts were far below than the first in the women's javelin throw event. However, she bettered her own record of 58.83m, which she had set in June this year during the National championships in Lucknow.

Updated: October 02, 2014 11:32 IST
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Annu Rani celebrates after her bronze-winning performance at the Asian Games.

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Incheon: Indian athlete Annu Rani won a bronze medal in the women's Javelin throw event of the Asian Games, with a personal best effort of 59.53m, here Wednesday.

Annu achieved the mark in her first attempt as she led the field for a while before being overtaken by China's Li Zhang and Lingwei Li, who won gold and silver respectively.

Annu's first attempt proved to be her best as her later attempts were far below than the first. However, she bettered her own record of 58.83m, which she had set in June this year during the National championships in Lucknow. (Day 12 Updates)

Zhang Li set the Asian Games record with her best throw of 65.47, which she achieved in her sixth and final attempt.

The Chinese bettered the Games 61.56m mark, set by Japan's Yuki Ebihara at the 2010 Guangzhou Games. Ebihara (58.72) finished fourth behind Annu.

Lingwei took silver with a throw of 61.43m, which she managed in her fifth attempt.

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