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Asian Games 2023: Annu Rani Bags Gold in Women’s Javelin Throw Event

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Annu Rani won gold in the women’s javelin throw event at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou on Tuesday, achieving a remarkable throw of 69.92 meters to secure the gold medal. She achieved the historic feat of becoming the first Indian female to secure a gold medal in javelin at the Asian Games

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In the realm of athletics, Sri Lanka’s Nadeesha Dilhan Lekamge Hatarabage secured a silver medal with a remarkable throw of 61.57 meters, while China’s Huihui Lyu earned the bronze with a throw of 61.29 meters. Rani, representing India, commenced her performance with a 56.99-meter throw on her initial attempt, followed by an impressive throw surpassing the 60-meter mark on the subsequent try.

However, it was her exceptional throw of 61.28 meters on her second attempt that propelled her into contention for a medal. Ultimately, Annu Rani clinched the gold with a formidable throw of 62.92 meters on her fourth attempt, securing India’s 15th gold medal in the process.

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  • Annu Rani Throws in Women’s Javelin Throw Final:
1. 56.99m
2. 61.28m
3. 59.24m
4. 62.92m
5. 57.66m
6. X
Annu Rani hails from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, and is a prominent javelin throw athlete representing India. She made history as the first Indian athlete to advance to the finals of the women’s javelin throw competition at the 2019 World Athletics Championships held in Doha.

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