ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s star Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem missed out on a medal attributable to intensive use of social media, Pakistan contingent’s chef-de-mission to the Tokyo Olympics Brig Zaheer Akhtar revealed Sunday.
Brig Zaheer Akhtar, who additionally holds the place of Vice President of Pakistan Olympic Affiliation, whereas talking with The Information stated “Nonstop social media usage by Arshad and his coach in between the qualifying and final rounds turned out to be the main reason behind missing the chance to get in top 3”.
Arshad carried out his greatest through the qualifying spherical, however he added that each Arshad and his coach Fayyaz Bokhari had been seen utilizing social media uninterruptedly regardless of clear directions.
He additionally talked about that the duo centered on sending untimely clips again dwelling midway and he termed it as an act of complete indiscipline.
Akhtar nevertheless counseled Arshad’s inborn expertise saying “Indian coach who trained the gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was on record to have said that Arshad was the biggest threat to his athlete and the Indian camp was wary of Arshad and his potential.”
The coach was additionally noticed speaking on the cellphone when finals had been happening, he stated.
On Saturday, Pakistan’s hope for profitable the Olympics medal ended as Arshad Nadeem, who grew to become the primary athlete from the nation to guide his place within the Javelin Throw remaining earned the fifth spot within the record of finalists.
India’s Neeraj Chopra received the race for the gold medal with an 87.58m javelin throw. Czech Republic’s Vadlejch Jakub received second place with an 86.67m throw and once more Czech Republic’s Vesely Vitezslav received the third place with an 85.44m throw.