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India’s javelin thrower Annu Rani to compete in Brussels Diamond League

Brussels [Belgium], September 8 (ANI): India’s javelin thrower Annu Rani will compete within the Brussels Diamond League 2023 athletics meet on the King Baudouin Stadium in Belgium on Friday.

According to Olympics.com, the Brussels Diamond League 2023, popularly referred to as Memorial Van Damme, will likely be Annu Rani’s first Diamond League competitors of this season. The 31-year-old Indian javelin thrower has competed in only one Diamond League meet earlier than – the Lausanne leg in 2019. She completed an underwhelming seventh there.

Annu Rani, who holds India’s girls’s javelin throw nationwide file of 63.24 m, presently ranks forty third on the earth. Rani’s private finest is 63.82m that she achieved in 2022 and her season’s finest is 59.24m.

This meet will likely be a tricky one for Annu Rani, who will likely be competing in a area of world-class opponents like reigning world champion Haruka Kitaguchi of Japan and Austrian Olympian Victoria Hudson, who presently ranks fifth on the earth.

Annu Rani has struggled for type of late. Since successful the bronze medal on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in August final 12 months, the previous Asian Games medallist has didn’t get previous the 60m mark in any of the occasions she has competed in.

Annu Rani final competed at a global meet in Thum, Germany, earlier this month and completed seventh with a throw of 52.54m in wet situations.

With the Asian Games 2023 scheduled to start in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China, later this month, the Brussels meet will likely be a possibility for Annu Rani to seek out some type heading into the continental occasion.

The Brussels leg is the ultimate meet of the Diamond League 2023 season earlier than the finals in Eugene, the USA, on September 16 and 17. (ANI)