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Arshad Nadeem gets Pakistan its first Javelin Throw Gold Medal

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Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem scripted history last night after he won a Gold Medal for Pakistan in the Javelin Throw at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday.

Arshad Nadeem made the nation proud with his gold medal, second for Pakistan. Earlier weightlifter Nooh Butt won the gold medal for Pakistan in the CWG 2022. Nadeem’s win is not ordinary but has made and broken some records. Arshad Nadeem in his final throw became the first South Asian to cross the 90m barrier in Javelin Throw.

He is also the first Pakistani to win a gold medal for Pakistan in Javelin Throw for Pakistan in Commonwealth Games. Nadeem is also the first Pakistani to win a gold medal for Pakistan in track and field games in 60 years.

Nadeem achieved the feat with a critical shoulder and elbow injury. He came into the field without any professional coaching and mentoring. Nadeem even lacked basic facilities provided to any athlete by the government.

Arshad even broke his personal record best. His personal best has been the 86.81m throw. He has now set his personal best at 90.18 m throw. Stadium echoed with cheers and applause as Arshad Nadeem set a record.

The nation rejoiced following the remarkable win of Arshad Nadeem. Felicitations and appreciation poured in for the athlete on social media across Pakistan. Government dignitaries felicitated the athlete. Pakistani skipper Babar Azam, once again, took the lead in felicitating the national hero.

Videos of him are circulating on social media. Arshad Nadeem cried tears of joy after winning the medal. Arshad Nadeem was all smiling and happy as he took on the Pakistani flag on his back and met the audience.

Arshad is delaying his elbow surgery to play for Pakistan. . “I waited for these events to happen, I waited for a year, I didn’t compete at all, but I wanted to play for Pakistan at the World Athletics Championships, then the Commonwealth Games and then Islamic Solidarity Games. These events are important for me, so I did not go for the surgery. I hustled through it so I can do something for my country,” said Arshad Nadeem in his interview with Express Tribune.

Arshad had finished fifth in the Tokyo Olympics last year. Since then, he has shown remarkable improvement. He is now heading to Islamic Solidarity Games taking place in Turkey.

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