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Annu Rani
Born/Date of Birthday: 28 August 1992
Place of Birth: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lb) (2014)
Nationality: India
Sport
Sport: Track and field
Event(s): Javelin throw
Team: India
Personal best(s): 63.24 meters (2021) NR

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.

Personal life and background
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. 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.

Professional achievements
Annu Rani was initially coached by Kashinath Naik and is now coached by Baljeet Singh.

In the 2014 National Inter-State Athletics Championship in Lucknow, Rani won the gold medal with a throw of 58.83 metres – thus breaking a 14-year-old national record. This enabled her to qualify for the 2014 Commonwealth Games with the selection criteria being a throw of 58.46 metres. Later in the year, she won the bronze medal with a throw of 59.53 metres at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Two years later, she broke her own record again at the National Inter-state Athletics Championship with a throw of 60.01 metres and crossed the 60-metre barrier for the first time. In March 2019, she broke her own record again with a throw of 62.34 meters at the National Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala, Punjab.

Her most recent achievements include her silver medal win in the women's javelin throw event at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Qatar on 21 April 2019, which enabled her to qualify for the finals in the World Athletics Championship, thhelping her in us becoming the first Indian woman javelin thrower to participate in World Athletics Championship, and her bronze medal win at IAAF World Challenge event called Ostrava Golden Spike Athletics Meet, held in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

She won the Sportstar Aces Sportswoman of the Year Award in Athletics in 2020. She bagged the gold medal in the women's javelin throw event at the 59th National Open Athletics Championship.

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