BIRMINGHAM – Pakistan’s star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem created historical past by turning into the second Pakistani to win a gold medal on the Commonwealth Video games 2022.
The 25-year-old achieved the feat with a career-best 90.18-meter throw within the javelin ultimate, edging out Anderson Peters of Grenada who remained runner-up.
Setting a brand new nationwide and Commonwealth Video games document, Arshad managed to throw at 86.81 within the first try and ended up in superb trend with a historic 90.15-meter throw. Curiously, the Pakistani athlete outclassed India’s Neeraj Chopra’s Tokyo Olympic throw.
THE THUNDER THROW!
88 meters from an injured Arshad Nadeem, a private greatest.
Prepared for gold, up to now. #B2022
— Change of Tempo (@ChangeofPace414) August 7, 2022
Earlier, the Pakistani athlete carried out prominently within the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the World Athletics Championship 2022, ending fifth in each occasions.
Because the younger achiever made historical past, the federal government of Pakistan’s official Twitter account cheered for him. Congratulations Arshad Nadeem on making historical past in Javelin’s throw and profitable Gold Medal within the 2022 Commonwealth Video games, the tweet reads.
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Congratulations Arshad Nadeem on making historical past in Javelin throw and profitable Gold Medal ?within the 2022 Commonwealth Video games.
Nation is happy with you??? #JavelinThrow #CommonwealthGames2022 pic.twitter.com/NcKnCWPIgV
— Authorities of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) August 7, 2022
Pakistan Military’s spokesperson and Director Basic of the Inter-Companies Public Relations Main Basic Babar Iftikhar additionally prolonged congratulations on behalf of the armed forces to Arshad for profitable gold medals on the multi-sport occasion.
Pakistan Armed Forces congratulate Arshad Nadeem for an impressive efficiency in #CWG and profitable gold medal for Pakistan in Javelin Throw. Good Arshad Nadeem, effectively accomplished for making Pakistan proud.
Pakistan ?? Zindabad
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 7, 2022
In a tweet, ISPR stated “Pakistan Armed Forces congratulate Arshad Nadeem for an outstanding performance in #CWG and winning gold medal for Pakistan in Javelin Throw. Brilliant Arshad Nadeem, well done for making Pakistan proud. Pakistan Zindabad”.
Earlier, Pakistan’s obtained the primary gold on the Commonwealth Video games 2022 within the weightlifting, when Nooh Dastgir Butt made a brand new document by lifting 173 kilogrammes.