Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad hosted Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem and representatives of Pakistan Olympics Association at the Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo.
The Ambassador commended Arshad for igniting the passion for Javelin Throw in Pakistan. He hoped that Arshad would surely bring a gold medal for Pakistan soon.
Arshad Nadeem thanked the Pakistan Embassy for their cooperation during the Tokyo Olympics, a press release issued by the Embassy in Tokyo on Monday said.
Arshad Nadeem is nothing but an absolute hero. To fight it out alone to become the fifth best javelin thrower in the world with barely any funding, institutional support or facilities, is an absolutely incredible achievement. pic.twitter.com/690kNEULOr
— Usman (@UsmanAhmad_iam) August 7, 2021
He thanked the entire nation for their prayers and said that he is determined to fight for the top spot.
Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad presented Arshad Nadeem with a certificate of appreciation and gift from the Embassy.
Tokyo Olympics final
Arshad Nadeem ends his Tokyo Olympics journey at 5th position in the Men’s Javelin Throw Final.
In his final attempt, the 23-year-old overstepped the line that immediately raised the red flag signaling the attempt as a foul. In javelin, if the athlete touches the lines marking the runway during their throw, it is considered a foul. Arshad’s Javelin had traveled a distance of 84.63m that placed him at the fifth position.
Arshad’s inspiration and rival Neeraj Chopra has won the gold medal for his throw at 87.58m. The silver and bronze medals will go to Czech Republic’s J. Vadlejch (86.67m) and V. Veselý (85.44m) respectively.
Immediate disappointment and regret could be seen on Nadeem’s face as his dream ended with the rise of the flag.
However, the nation has been extremely proud of Arshad nevertheless as he made history by becoming the first athlete since 1948 to reach the Olympics final of a track and field event.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk