Annu Rani wins bronze in women’s javelin throw: Asian Games 2014
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.
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 today.
Annu’s first attempt proved to be her best as her later attempts were far below than the first. However, she berak her own record of 58.83m, which she had set in June this year during the National championship in Lucknow.
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.