ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI – Quickly after Arshad Nadeem grew to become the primary Pakistani to bag a javelin throw gold in Commonwealth Video games historical past, Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra was fast to acknowledge the efforts of his ‘friend’.
Commenting on Arshad’s Instagram submit, the Indian Indian observe and subject athlete felicitated Arshad for making historical past with 90m throw.
“All the best for future competitions,” Chopra wrote, who was injured and missed out the multi sport occasion being held in Birmingham.
Arshad after etching his title in historical past books thanked the nation and the sports activities boards for his or her assist.
He nonetheless talked about lacking competing towards India’s Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra on the Commonwealth Video games right here as they’re a part of ‘one’ household.
The friendship between the athletes of arch-rival nations has been brewing since they took half within the South Asian Video games in 2016 in Guwahati.
The younger achiever, who hailed from small city of Mian Channu, grew to become the primary Pakistani to win a javelin throw gold in Commonwealth Video games historical past, moreover being first athlete from South Asian nation to win a observe and subject occasion on the Video games since 1962.
On Sunday, along with his effort of 90.18 metres, the Pakistani athlete crossed a barrier that even Indian javelin thrower Neeraj hasn’t. Nadeem didn’t take part in any competitors till Sunday’s championship because the Tokyo video games.