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Birmingham [UK], August 7 (ANI): Following the bronze medal win in the women's javelin throw final, Annu Rani said that earlier no one knew India well but now as the country's athletes are winning in Commonwealth Games 2022 people started to know them as well as India's name.

Ace Indian javelin thrower Annu Rani captured a bronze medal for her country after finishing in the third position in the final of the women's javelin throw final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday.

She finished at the third position with the best throw of 60.00 m, which came in her fourth attempt.

"Earlier, no one knew India well. People know us now, know our country's name. I am proud I've been able to do something for the country. Family members asked me not to come empty-handed, I am sure they'd be happy," Annu Rani told ANI.

The gold medal was won by Australia's Kelsey-Lee Barber, who achieved the best throw of 64.43 m in her sixth and final attempt.

Mackenzie Little of Australia gained the silver medal, who had the best throw of 64.27 m. This personal best throw of hers came in her fifth attempt.

Another Indian participating in the event was Shilpa Rani. She finished in the seventh spot with the best throw of 54.62 m in her second attempt.

India has seen three more medals in athletics today.

Indian athlete Sandeep Kumar added one more bronze to India's medal tally after finishing in the third position in the final of the men's 10,000 m race walk at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday.

Kumar clocked the timings of 38:49.21 in the final, which is his personal best. The gold medal was won by Canada's Evan Dunfee, who clocked the timings of 38:36.37, which is a new Commonwealth Games record and his personal best as well.

Australia's Declan Tingay won the silver medal. He clocked the timings of 38:42.33, which is his personal best. Amit, another Indian taking part in the event finished at the ninth position, clocking timings of 43:04.97, his season best.

Earlier, Eldhose Paul won gold and Abdulla Aboobacker Narangolintevid bagged a silver in the final of the men's triple jump on Sunday. Paul finished at the first position with the best jump of 17.03 m, which came in his third attempt. He performed the first 17 m jump of the final. He took home the gold medal.

Abdulla Aboobacker Narangolintevid also finished at the second position, with the best jump of 17.02 m which came in his fifth attempt.

CWG 2022 started in Birmingham from July 28 and will go on till August 8. (ANI)

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