With a new national record of 62.43 meters, India’s Annu Rani became the first Indian javelin thrower to qualify for the woman’s final of the World Athletics Championships.
Congratulations #AnnuRani for being the first Indian to reach the final of the women’s Javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships with a record breaking performance. India is full of proud and praying for your victory in final. pic.twitter.com/bgETLibapD— Shwait Malik (@shwait_malik) September 30, 2019
Annu finished at the 5th position among the two groups, which was a place above the current record holder Barbora Spotakova.
Any player who touches the 63.50 meters mark, automatically qualifies for the final. In case that doesn’t happen, 12 best-performing players from both the groups fight for the title.
#AnnuRani improved her own #Indian Record in Javelin Throw at @IAAFDoha2019 World Championships & qualifies for final as 5th best in the field.— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) September 30, 2019
First Indian women 💪to reach #WorldAthleticsChamps javelin final pic.twitter.com/oRNAY6Lxsy
Annu RANI become India’s first women javelin thrower to reach final round of World Championship and she did it with new Indian record of 62.43m which put her on 5th place in the qualification which is very impressive. Wish her good luck for final @afiindia #indianathletics pic.twitter.com/AtKYutsXaS— Rahul PAWAR (@rahuldpawar) September 30, 2019
Only two players – Lyu Huihui (67.27 meters) of China and Christin Hussong (65.29 meters) of Germany – could actually touch the qualification mark.
Woah, Annu Rani will go into the javelin throw final at the World Championships with the fifth best qualification throw— a new NR of 62.43m. Would be incredible if she is able to stay or even improve on that placing in Tuesday’s final. pic.twitter.com/n4j3bK94H0— jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) September 30, 2019