KARACHI: Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem will compete within the Javelin Throw ultimate on the Olympic Stadium on Saturday night.
Arshad stands among the many 12 contestants who’re showing within the ultimate contest, scheduled to begin at 4pm based on Pakistan Customary Time.
In spherical one of many ultimate competitors, every of the throwers will probably be allowed three makes an attempt to throw. It will observe with the eight athletes on the highest advancing into spherical two with three extra makes an attempt, whereas the remainder will probably be eradicated.
Six greatest of those throws will probably be taken under consideration.
With excessive expectations from thousands and thousands of Pakistanis, Arshad seems ahead to bringing a medal residence.
Arshad qualifies for ultimate spherical
Arshad’s throw of 85.16m was the most effective in his group earlier, within the group stage of javelin throw. This try introduced him into the ultimate sport on Wednesday, giving the nation hope of bringing a medal residence.
Later, he stood third within the total group stage with India’s Neeraj Chopra and Germany’s Johannes Vetter on first and second positions, respectively.
The 24-year-old athlete is taken into account one of many strongest contenders to win the medals.
Having the season and private better of 86.38m, Arshad has put himself among the many prime athletes of the competitors, with solely three athletes – Johannes Vetter (96.29m), Neeraj Chopra (88.07) and Andrian Mardare (86.66) forward of him.
Extra about Arshad
Arshad is Pakistan’s nationwide javelin throw champion, undefeated since 2015. Nonetheless, he has damaged his personal nationwide data seven occasions over the past six years.
The Pakistanis have their eyes set on Arshad as Pakistan has not gained an Olympic medal since 1992. The final Olympic medal for the nation was a bronze, claimed by the Hockey workforce at Barcelona. Earlier than that, Boxer Hussain Shah had introduced a person medal residence in 1988.