Pakistani javelin ace Arshad Nadeem made his mark on Friday by securing a spot in each the ultimate of the World Athletics Championships (WAC) and the Paris Olympics 2024.
Nadeem’s outstanding throw of 86.79 metres, achieved throughout his third try within the qualifying spherical of the WAC held in Budapest, Hungary, not solely secured his spot within the WAC closing but additionally assured his participation within the upcoming Olympics in Paris subsequent yr.
The javelin throw closing is scheduled for August 27 (Sunday).
Throughout his preliminary two makes an attempt, he achieved distances of 70.63 metres and 81.53 metres, respectively. The Paris Olympics stipulates a qualifying minimal distance of 85.50 metres for the javelin throw, a requirement that the Pakistani athlete comfortably met.
In August final yr, Nadeem achieved a record-breaking throw in the course of the javelin closing on the Commonwealth Video games, securing Pakistan’s first observe and discipline medal in 56 years.
Nadeem’s monster 90.18-metre throw had introduced Pakistan’s first athletics medal on the Video games since 1966 and a primary javelin gold for the nation, bettering Mohammad Nawaz’s silver on the inaugural version of the quadrennial multi-sport spectacle in 1954 and Jalal Khan’s second-place end in 1958.
Attaining that distance in his fifth throw, he had come on prime in a discipline that included world champion Anderson Peters, former Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and former Commonwealth and world champion Julius Yego.