Rani becomes 1st Indian woman to cross 60m in javelin

Posted on:01 Oct 2016 14:07:06
Rani becomes 1st Indian woman to cross 60m in javelin
01 October 2016 Current Affairs: Javelin thrower Annu Rani smashed her own national record and in the process became the first Indian woman to cross the 60m mark on the third and penultimate day of the 56th Open National Athletics Championships in Lucknow on 29 Sept 2016.

Annu, who won a bronze in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, threw the javelin to a distance of 60.01m to erase her own earlier national mark of 59.87m which she made in July during the National Inter-State Championships in Hyderabad.

24-year-old Annu was representing Railways. Today's effort was his fourth national record in two years.

Poonam Rani of ONGC won the silver with an effort of 56.73m while the bronze went to another Railway woman K Rashmi with 51.56m.

In men's jump, for the first time in Indian athletics history, all the top three finishers cleared 2.20m.

Tejaswin Shankar of Delhi went on to win the gold with an effort of 2.22m while Chetan of Services and Sreenith Mohan of Kerala bagged the silver and bronze respectively by clearing 2.20m.

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