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Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem Claims Gold Medal In Commonwealth Games

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem made the nation proud as he claimed gold medal in the javelin throw event of the Commonwealth Games with a monstrous throw of 90.18m in Birmingham.

During the first round of the javelin throw final, Nadeem created a record through an 86.81 meter throw.

In the second attempt, Arshad broke his own record by achieving an 88m throw, followed by an 85.09m throw in the in fourth attempt to remain on top of the list.

In the fifth attempt, the Olympian set a new CWG record of a 90.18m throw and became the first Pakistani to hold the record.

Arshad Nadeem beat India’s Neeraj Chopra’s Tokyo Olympic throw of 87.58m (Gold) and World Athletics Championship throw of 88.13m.

This is the second gold for Pakistan in Commonwealth Games 2022.

Earlier, weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt had won the gold medal for Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games 2022 with a record lift of 405kg.

Hopeful For Sensational Performance In Men’s Javelin Throw Final

In a video message ahead of today’s final, Arshad stated that he would try his best to produce an exceptional performance in the contest and urged the whole nation to pray for his success.

The 25-year-old javelin star were in action today alongside 12 other competitors in the final including the two-times World Athletics Champion Anderson Peters of Grenada and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago.

“I have worked hard for the event despite the elbow and knee injury. I will try my best to perform well in today’s final,” he said.

“People of Pakistan have always showered love on me and I ask them to pray for me today as well” he added.

It is worth mentioning here that Arshad created history for Pakistan as he became the first athlete from the country to reach a final at World Athletics Cham­pionships. Whereas, he finished fifth at the Tokyo Olympics last year.