Annu Rani finishes eighth in IAAF World Athletics Championships

Annu Rani threw a day's best of to 61.12 finish eighth in the women's javelin throw final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships on Wednesday.

Annu Rani, the first Indian to make it to the women's javelin throw final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships, finished eight in the final.   -  Getty Images

Indian javelin star Annu Rani finished in eighth in the women's javelin throw final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships on Wednesday.

Annu began her finals campaign with a throw of 59.25m and followed it up with a second throw of 61.12m. Her second throw remained her best of the evening as she got no where close to the mark in her next four attempts.

Here's how Annu Rani fared in the final.   -  IAAF website

 

She made it to the top-8 and was awarded three more throws, but only managed 60.40m, 58.49m and to finish in the eighth position.

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On Monday, Annu shattered the national record to become the first Indian to make it to the women's javelin throw final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships. She bettered her previous best of 62.34m which she had set at the Federation Cup in March with a throw of 62.43m during qualification. She is also the first Indian woman to cross the 60m mark.

Earlier in the day, Avinash Sable made it to the men's 3000m steeplechase final in dramatic fashion. He had originally finished seventh in his heats and 20th overall and did not find a place in the final as only the top three in each of the three heats and the next six fastest progressed. However, it was seen that Avinash tumbled twice after being obstructed by Nigate and following a protest from the Athletic Federation of Indian (AFI), and was awarded a spot in the final.