In the process, Annu Rani also smashed her national record of 62.43m, which she had achieved in March this year. The Indian opened with a 57.05m throw before coming up with her career-best throw in the second round.
India opened their medal tally at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship in Doha with Annu Rani and Avinash Sable winning silver medals and Parul Chaudhary, M P Poovamma and Gavit Murali Kumar bagging bronze.
Retooling her game with unique training methods, javelin thrower Rani bounces back. Her throw at Federation Cup was measured at 62.34 metres, surpassing her previous best of 61.86 nearly two years ago.