Annu Rani won the bronze medal

New Delhi:

Athlete Anu Rani created history by winning a bronze medal in the javelin throw event of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Sunday, becoming the first female javelin thrower in the country to achieve this feat.

Rani finished third in her third attempt by throwing a javelin 60 meters away.

World champion Kelsey Lee Barber of Australia won the gold with a throw of 64.43m while her compatriot Mackenzie Little came second with a throw of 64.27m.

The total number of medals for India in the medal tally now stands at 47 medals, including 16 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals.

India (India at Birmingham 2022) still remains in fifth place but has come very close to fourth-placed New Zealand.   

ANNU WINS BRONZE ????@Annu_Javelin scripts history by becoming the 1️⃣st Indian female Javelin Thrower to win a medal at #CommonwealthGames

The gutsy javelin thrower has proved her mettle & won a Bronze ????with the best throw of 60m at # B2022

Well Done Champ!!????????#Cheer4India?????????

— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 7, 2022

Prior to Rani, Commonwealth Games champion Kashinath Nayak and Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra have won bronze and gold medals respectively in men's javelin throw.

Nayak won medals at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games while Chopra won medals at the 2018 Gold Coast.

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