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Asian Games 2023: India won gold in javelin throw, this athlete did wonders

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Annu Rani

Asian Games 2023: Indian athletes are continuously performing well in the Asian Games. Till the 10th day of the tournament, India has won 69 medals. Out of which 15 gold medals are included. India once again created history by winning the gold medal in the javelin throw event on the 10th day. Veteran Annu Rani’s long wait for a gold medal finally ended as she produced a season’s best throw of 62.92m in the women’s javelin throw final at the 19th Asian Games. Making a massive turnaround from her disappointing performance in 2018 in Jakarta, Annu Rani won a bronze at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, a bronze at the 2014 Asian Games and a silver at the 2019 Doha Asian Championships, her first gold medal.

India’s glory in athletics

This was India’s fourth gold medal in athletics at the ongoing Asian Games after Avinash Sable (men’s 3000m steeplechase), Tajinderpal Singh Toor (men’s shotput) and Parul Chaudhary, who won gold in the women’s 5000m race. Annu became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in javelin throw in Asian Games history and it couldn’t have been a better moment for the 31-year-old athlete, who had been in it for the longest time and finally came out on top.

Rani made a great comeback

Sri Lanka’s Nadeesha Dilhan won the silver medal with a personal best of 61.57 metres, while China’s Huihui Liu won the bronze medal with a throw of 61.29 metres. Annu Rani was leading the race with a throw of 61.28m in her second attempt, but Nadeesha overtook her with a throw of 61.57m in her fourth attempt. But Annu gave her best performance as she gave a brilliant reply to Nadeesha’s best performance with a throw of 62.92m, which was her season’s best although she just missed breaking her personal best of 63.24m, which she achieved in 2021. Had achieved.

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Track and field athletes have contributed 22 of India’s 69 medals so far and there are many events left, including the men’s 5000m race and men’s and women’s 4x400m relays, besides Neeraj Chopra playing a big role in the men’s javelin throw. Is included.

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