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.
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.
#ArshadNadeem has made us all proud with his performance at the #JavelinThrow competition. The whole nation is praying for his success in Olympic finals.— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) August 4, 2021
Athletes like him are true role models for our youth who will boost their interest in sports. 🇵🇰
Arshad Nadeem, South Asian “Javelin Throw” Gold Medalist and Record holder, will be in action today— Azhar (@MashwaniAzhar) August 3, 2021
We wish him best of luck to bring a long awaited Olympic Medal home 🇵🇰#Olympics #Pak #PakinOlympics #OlympicGames #ArshadNadeem pic.twitter.com/1d72rDPPhw
What a great moment. #ArshadNadeem of #Pak qualified for the final of #JavelinThrow – keeping hopes of a medal alive – Will be an interesting competition between #NeerajChopra of #Ind and Arshad Nadeem on August 7. All the best. pic.twitter.com/KGa09g6Crg— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) August 4, 2021