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Asian Games 2023: India’s Annu Rani strikes gold in women’s javelin

India’s Annu Rani celebrates after profitable gold within the girls’s javelin last on the 2023 Asian Video games. AP

India made its mark in javelin on the 2023 Asian Video games on Tuesday with Annu Rani profitable gold within the girls’s last.

Rani clinched the highest spot on Day 10 of the Hangzhou Video games with a greatest effort of 62.92 metres in her very first try. Not solely was it her season-best effort however it was sufficient for her to win India’s second gold medal of the day and 15th overall in the ongoing Games.

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Sri Lanka’s Nadeesha Dilhan Hatarabage Lekamge completed second with a greatest effort of 61.57m that additionally occurred to be her private greatest throw. Her silver is Sri Lanka’s second medal of the continued Sport to this point, with the ladies’s cricket staff additionally having completed second earlier.

China’s Huihui Lyu took house the bronze medal with a greatest effort of 61.29 metres.

This was Annu’s second Asian Video games medal as she had gained a bronze within the 2014 version.

For India, Barbara Webster (bronze in 1951), Elizabeth Davenport (bronze in 1962) and Gurmeet Kaur (bronze in 1998) have earlier gained Asian Video games medals within the competitors.

“I was trying the whole year and I was not able to give my best. I was feeling depressed and under pressure because the government spent a lot of money sending me abroad for training,” Annu mentioned.

“This was my last competition of the season and I did not give up. So I was determined to give my best.”

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She revealed that she was on the verge of quitting after a sequence of poor exhibits however determined towards it to present herself an opportunity.

“There were expectations of the family and the country. I was not able to give my best. The whole season was not going well. In between I was even doing throws of 54m and I thought if I was doing so bad, I would quit. But I told myself that I will not give up so soon and fight till the end.”

With inputs from PTI

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