Eugene: Final effort of 59.60m, though well below his season best, ensured javelin thrower annu rani Qualify for your second consecutive final in world Championships,
Annu was on the verge of ending her campaign after starting with a foul throw and 55.35m in her second attempt, but she sent her javelin 40cm below 60m on her third and final attempt on the fifth day of competitions here .
She finished fifth in the Group B qualification round and made it to the finals as the eighth best of both the groups.
However, the 29-year-old national record holder must be disappointed as she failed to touch the 60m mark but now has a chance to make amends in the final on Saturday (6:50 pm IST). His season and personal best is 63.82m.
The best performers of 62.50 m or at least 12 in both groups made it to the finals. Only three contestants could cross the automatic qualifying mark of 62.50 metres.
Season leader Maggie Malone of the United States failed to make the final in Group B with a best throw of 54.19m, finishing 12th and 22nd overall, while defending champion Kelsey-Lee Barber of Australia finished with a best of fifth. Made it to the medal round. Best effort of 61.27m.
Annu has qualified for her second consecutive World Championship final in her third appearance in the showpiece. She finished eighth in the final with a best throw of 61.12m in the last edition in 2019 in Doha. She could not qualify for the final in London in 2017 after finishing 10th in her qualification group.
He broke his own national record with a throw of 63.82 meters while winning the gold medal during the Indian Open. javelin throw Competition in Jamshedpur in May
In the women’s 5000m, Parul Choudhary failed to make the semi-finals with a time of 15:54.03 to finish 17th in heat number 2 and 31st overall. The 27-year-old has a season best of 15:39.77 and a personal best of 15:36.03.
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra Friday (5:35 pm IST) will compete in the qualification round Group A of the men’s javelin throw. Tokyo Games silver medalist Jakob Jakob Vadlejch of the Czech Republic and 2012 London Olympics gold winner Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago will be in his group.
Grenada’s defending champion Anderson Peters will compete in Qualification Group B. The final will take place on Sunday.