Pakistan’s javelin ace Arshad Nadeem has won a silver medal in the Javelin Throw competition of the World Athletics Championship in Hungary’s capital Budapest.
Nadeem made his best throw of 87.82m in his third attempt and secured the medal.
India’s Neeraj Chopra clinched the gold medal with his best throw of 88.17m.
Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic won bronze medal with an 86.67m throw.
Arshad started off with a 74.80m throw, while India’s Neeraj Chopra began with a foul but the Pakistani javelin ace came back in the race with an excellent 82.81m throw in his second attempt.
However, it was Arshad’s third attempt which was the biggest breakthrough as it went 87.82 m to secure the second spot on the points table.
Arshad and Neeraj will be next seen in action during the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Arshad created history as this was Pakistan’s first-ever medal at the World Athletics Championship.
President Dr. Arif Alvi has felicitated Arshad Nadeem on winning silver medal in Javelin throw at World Athletics Championship.
In a tweet today, he said Arshad Nadeem is the first Pakistani to win a medal at this event.
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar has expressed his delight over Arshad Nadeem’s achievement of winning a silver medal in the World Athletics Championship.
In a tweet on Monday, he said that Arshad Nadeem’s excellent sportsmanship has brought happiness and pride to the entire nation.