LAHORE – Pakistan’s gold medal-winning javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem believes that athletics floor and the perfect services are important to win gold medal in Olympics.
Addressing a press convention on Wednesday, Arshad urged the federal government to offer a fully-equipped and international-standard athletics floor for the native gamers and expressed the hope that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would take steps for the betterment of athletic sports activities within the nation.
The ace javelin thrower thanked the Athletic Federation of Pakistan (AFP) President Maj Gen (r) Muhammad Akram Sahi, different AFP officers, his division Wapda, his coach and household and particularly Nayza for all-out help that helped him excel and win gold medals within the mega occasions.
Arshad lauded Pakistan Wapda’s position within the promotion and improvement of sports activities in Pakistan and added: “Wapda is the most important gamers’ help platform in our nation. I’m grateful to my division Wapda, which offers jobs to many proficient and potential sportspersons of the nation, who’re skilled effectively below in a position steering of certified coaches and later, they win medals for the nation at nationwide and worldwide ranges. I want that the personal sector too will proceed to advertise our native gamers and we’ll obtain extra success sooner or later by working collectively.
“I’m additionally grateful to Nayza and its CEO Mr. Zahid Hussain for his or her help and coaching overseas because it helped me prepare effectively in keeping with worldwide customary and remodeled me right into a champion that’s why I succeeded in creating Asian report in javelin throw. With extra such help, hopefully, I’ll achieve giving my finest on the planet occasion and Paris Olympics,” he asserted.
When requested in regards to the services being offered to his counterpart Neeraj Chopra of India, Arshad mentioned: “Neeraj Chopra has been enjoying the best facilities in his country and it was due to heavy investment on him that he had won gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. After winning gold medals in the Commonwealth Games and Islamic Solidarity Games, I am now hopeful that everyone will support me too and my eyes will be on winning Paris Olympics gold,” he added.
The 25-year-old athlete mentioned that he was at present engaged on his harm and would endure vigorous coaching earlier than the Paris Olympics 2024. “I will prepare well for the Paris Olympics 2024. I am working on my injury and AFP President Maj Gen (r) Akram Sahi and other officials have supported me tremendously for that. The doctors have also done a great job for my recovery.”
Commenting on his assembly with PM Shehbaz immediately (Thursday), Arshad hoped that the PM would take measures for the development of athletics within the nation. “My task is to produce the best results in the mega events and thanks to Allah Almighty, I succeeded in winning gold medals in the two prestigious events. Now it is up to the government and the premier what they provide me for the preparation of upcoming Olympics. The basic thing I need is fully-equipped ground for my practice and training and I am optimistic that the premier would take an abrupt decision on it and provide us a state-of-the-art athletics ground soon.”
Talking on the event, Nayza CEO Zahid Hussain mentioned: “Our assembly with Arshad Nadeem was held by way of Mr. Salman Butt after which we held assembly with AFP President Maj Gen (r) Akram Sahi, who requested us to completely help Nadeem saying he has potential and he may help Pakistan win worldwide medal. First, we despatched him Mashhad, Iran for coaching after which South Africa, the place he skilled for 2 months after which he went to USA, the place he skilled effectively.
“I believe Commonwealth Video games proved a fortunate place for him, the place he lastly gained the primary javelin throw gold for Pakistan. He was supported and guided effectively by Dr Ali Bajwa after which he managed to win one other gold medal in Solidarity Video games in Konya, Turkey. Arshad is now our shinning stars and we’re absolutely supporting him and wish him to win extra gold medals in world and Olympic occasions,” he added.
Arshad Nadeem created historical past within the Commonwealth Video games 2022 for Pakistan as he clinched a gold medal within the javelin occasion along with his report throw of 90.18 meters. He additionally clinched gained gold medal within the Islamic Solidarity Sport held in Konyo, Turkey.