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CWG: Annu Rani wins bronze in the javelin throw

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CWG: Annu Rani wins bronze in the javelin throw

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On the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday, Annu Rani became the first female Indian javelin thrower to take home a medal.

In her fourth try to win a bronze medal, Rani launched the spear a distance of 60 meters.

Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Barber, the world champion, beat her fellow countrywoman Mackenzie Little (64.27m), who had the lead at the end of the penultimate round, to win the gold with a throw of 64.43 meters in the final round.

In the men’s javelin throw competition before Rani, Kashinath Naik and Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra took home the bronze and gold in the 2010 and 2018 editions, respectively.

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