India started with a defeat on the 12th day of the Tokyo Olympics. Javelin throw female athlete Annu Rani could not do anything special. At present, India and Belgium men’s hockey teams are face to face. After this, Sonam Malik will enter wrestling while shot putter athlete Tejinder Pal Singh Toor will be seen showing his stamina.
Annu Rani missed out on making the final
India’s Anu Rani could not qualify for the finals of the javelin throw event of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Anu Rani finished 14th with a disappointing 54.04m. Anu started with a throw of 50.35m in Group A of 14 players and covered 53.19m in her second attempt. The 29-year-old needed to do her best to make it to the 12-man final but could not even come close to the automatic qualification mark of 63m. Anu’s best performance is 63.24m which she achieved in the Federation Cup this year. Poland’s Maria Andrzycz was the only athlete to qualify automatically in her first attempt with a throw of 65.25m. According to the rules, the 63m javelin thrower or the best 12 players get a place in the final. In the javelin throw, all eyes will now be on Neeraj Chopra in the men’s category, whose competition is on Wednesday.
[Attribution to NBT]