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Gurmeet Kaur

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Gurmeet Kaur Rai (born 20 June 1970) is a retired female javelin thrower from India. She set her personal best (58.64 metres) on 17 July 2000 at a meet in Bangalore, which was the national record until 2014, when it was beaten by Annu Rani.[1]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  India
1998 Asian Championships Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 55.35 m
Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 3rd 59.00 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 26th 51.97 m
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 2nd 55.65 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 32nd 52.78 m
2003 Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 2nd 53.37 m
2004 South Asian Games Islamabad, Pakistan 2nd 51.27 m
2006 South Asian Games Colombo, Sri Lanka 3rd 46.45 m



Gurmeet Kaur represented the country at javelin meets internationally, and was a member of the Indian contingent at the Sydney Olympics 2000. She could not participate in the 2004 Olympics due to the tragic early death of her husband. She is also an employee of India's largest insurance company, the Life Insurance Corporation, and was the Assistant Administrative Officer in LIC New Delhi.[2]


  1. ^ "Annu Rani rewrites javelin record". The Hindu. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Age cannot deter Gurmeet". Hindustan Times. 10 January 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2019.