World Athletics Championships: Annu Rani enters javelin throw final

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Doha: India’s Annu Rani advanced into the final of women’s javelin throw in the World Athletics Championships here on Monday.

Rani smashed her own national record during the qualification round of the Championships and entered the final round.

The 27-year-old opened the qualification round Group A with a 57.05m before sending the iron spear to a distance of 62.43m in the second round.

She had a 60.50m in the third and final round to finish third in her group behind Asian Games champion Liu Shiying (63.48m) of China and Ratej Martina (62.87m) of Slovenia.

Rani can look forward to the final, scheduled on Tuesday.

Those who touch the automatic qualifying mark of 63.50m or 12 best performers from Group A and Group B taken together will qualify for the final round, to be held today.

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