Arshad Nadeem tops group to offer medal hope to Pakistan


KARACHI:

Pakistan’s Asian Games bronze medallist Arshad Nadeem turned the primary athlete from the nation to e-book his place within the Olympics remaining as he topped Group B of the javelin throw occasion with a 85.16m throw.

The 24-year-old is among the many prime 12 javelin throwers now who will compete for the medals on Saturday, August 7 within the remaining.

The athletes had been to throw a minimum of 83.50m to advance into the ultimate or end amongst prime 12 opponents over all.

Germany’s Johannes Vetter is being touted because the favorite to win gold, however Arshad had predicted a detailed competitors.

Arshad’s buddy and Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra topped Group A within the occasion with a throw of 86.65m, making it a South Asian dominated occasion, a uncommon case on the Olympics athletics program.

Arshad is the final athlete to be performing for Pakistan on the Olympics in Tokyo, hoping to get a medal and break the nation’s 29-year-old medal-drought within the Olympics. Pakistan took their final medal in Olympics within the 1992 Barcelona Games.

“I am training in Tokyo too, in the morning and afternoon. I know there is going to be tough competition and everyone wants to be the best,” Arshad had instructed The Express Tribune as he shared that he’s positioned in Group B of the javelin throw qualification spherical that may happen on August four after which the ultimate on August 7.

“My goal is to get the medal, my goal is to get into the final. The Group B is looking tough, every thrower wants only one thing and that is to get through. I want to return home with my head held high. I want to make Pakistan proud. I just need to do the best I am capable of here in Tokyo.”

Arshad can also be the primary Pakistani to instantly qualify for the Olympics. He did so by the 2019 South Asian Games in Nepal.

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