Javelin thrower Annu Rani becomes first Indian woman to cross 60m mark

Q.  Who became the first Indian woman to cross the 60m mark in Javelin throw on 29th September 2016?
- Published on 03 Oct 16

a. Poonam Rani
b. K Rashmi
c. Annu Rani
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Annu Rani
 
Javelin thrower Annu Rani becomes first Indian woman to cross 60m markJavelin thrower Annu Rani smashed her own national record to become the first Indian woman to cross the 60m mark on the third and final day of the 56th Open National Athletics Championship on 29th Sept 2016
  • She won bronze in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games as well
  • Annu Rani threw the javelin to a distance of 60.01m to better her earlier national mark of 59.87m
  • The earlier record was made during the National Inter State Championships in Hyderabad
  • 24-year-old Annu representing railways secured her fourth national record in 2 years
  • Poonam Rani of ONGC won silver with the effort of 56.73m while bronze went to K Rashmi from Indian railways with 51.56m
  • In the men’s jump, for the first time in Indian athletics history, the top three finishers cleared 2.20m
  • Tejaswin Shankar won gold with an effort of 2.22m while Chetan and Sreenith Mohan bagged silver and bronze by clearing 2.20m
  • Commonwealth Youth Games champion Tejaswin added 5cm to his personal best to win gold and equalled Jithin Thomas’s 2.22m, a record since 2012

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