first_img annu raniFinaliaaf world championshipsJavelin throw First Published: October 2, 2019, 7:25 AM IST Doha: India’s Annu Rani failed to repeat her impressive qualifying round form as she finished eighth in the women’s javelin throw here on Tuesday.Annu, who on Monday smashed her own national record with a 62.43m throw, could only produce a best of 61.12m in the final round competition on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Annu opened with a 59.25m before coming up with efforts of 61.12m and 60.20m which put her among the top eight after three attempts and gave her three more throws.However, she could not improve upon her second-round bid of 61.12m, coming up with 60.40m, 58.49m and 57.93m, to finish at eighth out of the 12 finalists.”I have some technical faults and I will work on them and hopefully will do better. I am yet to qualify for the Olympic Games. I hope to make amends of my technical problems and qualify for the Olympics for which I have to throw 64m,” Annu said after her event.”The training in Europe helped me a lot, especially the stint in Czech Republic where I got a lot of chance to compete with top throwers and I got a lot of experience from there. Training under Uwe Hohn also helped in learning a lot,” she added.”I want to do well for the country and my ultimate dream is an Olympic medal.”The 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Kelsey Lee Barber, won the gold with a final round throw of 66.56m while the Chinese duo of Asian Games champion Liu Shiying and Asian champion Lyu Huihui took the silver and bronze with efforts of 65.88m and 65.49m respectively.Annu will, however, held her head high as she had become the first Indian woman to reach the javelin throw final in the World Championships. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Ouch. In 2005, the Arizona Cardinals introduced the uniform set that they wear today. They added a black alternate look in 2010, but otherwise, little has changed over the last decade.According to ESPN’s Paul Lukas, that’s a bad thing.Lukas, who runs the site’s “Uni Watch” blog, ranked all 32 of the league’s teams in terms of uniforms, and he has the Cardinals at a miserable 30th.Ugh — where do we start? There’s the absurd pants piping, the silly underarm striping, the unnecessary black uni, the blood-clot look, and so on. Even the helmet, which is really nice when viewed in isolation, doesn’t work because it’s an old-school design that looks out of place with the rest of the uniform’s new-school details. A mess from top to bottom. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Uniform rankings are purely a matter of opinion, though we have a tough time believing that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans are rocking a better look than the Cards.And also, Lukas’ top-ranked team is the Pittsburgh Steelers, who should be nowhere near that spot as long as this is part of their wardrobe. last_img read more