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Arshad Nadeem qualifies for final javelin throw competition

With a throw of 85.16m, Arshad created a history that also placed him on top of group B.

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Arshad Nadeem qualifies for the final javelin throw competition at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

He was placed in group B for the contest in which the athlete had to throw a minimum of 83.5m to directly qualify for the final.

With a throw of 85.16m, Arshad has created a history that also placed him on top of group B.

In his first attempt, the 24-year-old Pakistani athlete could reach the 78.5m mark but the second attempt made the difference.

Arshad Nadeem

This was overall the third-best throw in the contest after India’s Neeraj Chopra (86.65m) and Germany’s Johannes Vetter (85.64m).

This has been Arshad’s third-best throw in a competition. His personal best was 86.39m and a national record during the Imam Reza championship in Iran earlier this year.

In 2019, he threw 86.29m at South Asian Games in Nepal.

Arshad’s best is yet to come and Pakistan prays that he will be in his best at the final on 7th August, which is scheduled to commence at 4:00 pm Pakistan time.

Pakistanis on social media are looking towards Nadeem to make the nation proud by ending its Olympic draught and bring a medal home.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.