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.
The continental competition will he held in Doha, Qatar and as the weather during the traditional window of June-July to August will not be conducive for high-level athletics, the dates of the championship have been brought forward.
The AFI has made it mandatory for all athletes to participate in the Federation Cup. Elite athletes could be given an exemption, AFI rules state, but the selection committee will have the final say if they are to be picked for the Indian team.