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World Athletics C’ships: Annu Rani makes second straight final

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India’s Annu Rani made cut for the women’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships on Wednesday (Thursday morning in India).

This will be Annu’s second straight final following her effort at 2019 edition Doha, where she had finished eighth in the finals with a best throw of 61.12m.

The 29-year-old Indian was placed in Group B in the qualification round and began with a foul throw. She recorded a valid throw of 55.35m throw in the second attempt which wouldn’t have been enough for her to advance to the final.

Her best effort measured 59.60m in her third and last attempt helped Annu to book a place in the final after finishing eighth overall in the qualification among 29 athletes.

The qualifying mark was set at 62.50m or the 12 best performers.

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