Annu Rani (born 28 August 1992) is an Indian javelin thrower from Bahadurpur, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. She was the 1st Indian to reach the finals of women’s javelin throw event in the World Athletics Championships, Doha, 2019. Annu had qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics through world rankings after missing out on the Olympic Qualification mark. Her career best effort is 63.24m which helped her win the gold in the National Interstate Athletic Championship, Patiala, 2021.
Recently, at CWG 2022 Javelin Throw: Annu Rani wins historic bronze Medal
|Famous for||First Indian female to reach the World Athletics Championships finals, held in Doha 2019|
Annu Rani was born on 28 August 1992 in an agricultural family in Bahadurpur village in Uttar Pradesh .Her talent was identified by her brother, Upendra, who noticed her upper body strength during a cricket game.He began to train her by asking her to hurl sugarcane sticks in an empty field. Annu’s first javelin stick was one that she crafted herself from a long piece of bamboo, because she couldn’t afford one.She started playing javelin throw first in the year 2010 at the age of 18. Her brother later began to pay for her training as well, despite her father’s disapproval at girls pursuing sports. He finally came around to supporting Annu’s talent after she proved herself by breaking the national record in 2014, and now supports her ambition.
|Date of Birth||28 August 1992 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Bahadurpur village, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Bahadurpur village, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hobbies||Shopping, Reading Books|
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||165 cm (in Centimeters)|
1.65 m (in meters)
5’7” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||65 kg (in kilograms)|
139 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Amarpal Singh|
Mother: Name Not Known
Annu Rani Achievements:
- Indian national record in javelin throw – 63.24 meters.
- Asian Games 2014: Bronze Medal
- South Asian Games 2016: Silver Medal
- Asian Championships 2017: Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships 2019: Silver Medal
- CWG 2022 Javelin Throw: Annu Rani wins historic bronze
Personal Best Record
Since then no other woman thrower has entered the national record book apart from her. This is her NR progression: 58.83m and 59.53 in 2014, 59.87 and 60.01 in 2016, 61.86m in 2017, 62.34 and 62.43 in 2019, 63.24 a year later and 63.82 in 2022
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