Arshad Nadeem qualified for the men’s javelin final this week with a throw of 85.16 meters and will compete in the final today. The underprivileged boy from Khanewal defied all odds to become the first Pakistani to qualify for an Olympic final in any track and field event.
Congratulations javelin star #ArshadNadeem on becoming first Pakistani to make it to a track & field sport final in Olympic history. Best of luck for a medal today – you’ve already won over many hearts! #TokyoOlympics #javelinfinals https://t.co/0ziDX91Qol
— UKinPakistan🇬🇧🇵🇰 #StayHomeSaveLives (@ukinpakistan) August 7, 2021
On Wednesday, a guy from Mian Channu maintained the country’s faint hopes of a first Olympic medal alive by qualifying for the men’s javelin final with a throw of 85.16 meters. Behind India’s Neeraj Chopra (86.65m) and world leader Germany’s Johannes Vetter, Arshad’s throw was the third-best of the day (85.64m).
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Arshad Nadeem is the first Pakistani athlete to compete in an Olympic final in any track and field event. On social media, Pakistanis are turning to Nadeem to bring the country’s pride to an end. It’s an Olympic draught and the first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. On August 7, Javelin will compete in the final round.
اسلام عیلکم ! آج فائنل میچ کے لیے بھرپور تیار ہوں اپ اب کی دُعاؤں کے ساتھ ہمیشہ کامیاب رہا میرے لیے دُعا کریں اللہ کامیابی عطافرمائیں. pic.twitter.com/AE6ASwL0xx
— Arshad Nadeem (@ArshadNaadeem) August 7, 2021
‘He was very athletic and strong and he couldn’t get enough time for cricket although he was a very good all-rounder. I advised him to take up athletics as it consumed less time,” his brother, Afzal said. “Arshad is in great shape right now and is quite confident going into the final,” his brother remarked.
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Arshad claimed in an interview before departing for Tokyo that he never looked at what his competitors were doing and always focused on what he was doing.
Best of luck Arshad Nadeem. You are proud of Pakistan. May Allah bless you always. You can do it. You have to win gold medal. You are Champion. Come on. Do your best. pic.twitter.com/f5OwLdI5OA
— Fazal Abbas (@_AbbasFazal) August 7, 2021