TOKYO: Pakistan’s athletic Arshad Nadeem made historical past on Wednesday when he certified for the ultimate of javelin throw competitors within the Tokyo Olympics, Geo Information reported.
Arahad Nadeem has develop into the first-ever Pakistani athlete to qualify for the ultimate of any monitor and subject occasion within the Olympics.
The Pakistani javelin thrower was positioned in group B for the competition wherein the athlete needed to throw a minimal of 83.5m to instantly qualify for the ultimate. Solely six athletes might achieve this, and Arshad was one in every of them whereas the remainder of the six athletes superior to the finals on foundation of their respective farthest throw.
In his first try, the 24-year-old Pakistani athlete might attain the 78.5m mark however within the second try, Arshad created historical past with a throw of 85.16m that additionally positioned him on prime of group B.
This was general the third-best throw within the contest after India’s Neeraj Chopra (86.65m) and Germany’s Johannes Vetter (85.64m).
That is additionally Arshad’s third-best throw in a contest.
Earlier this 12 months, Arshad threw the javelin to a distance of 86.39m for his private greatest and a nationwide document throughout the Imam Reza championship in Iran. Earlier in 2019, he threw 86.29m at South Asian Video games in Nepal.
So, one can safely say that Arshad’s greatest is but to return and hope that the very best comes on the ultimate on seventh August, which is scheduled to start at 4:00pm Pakistan time.
Pakistani athlete may also have his eyes on a medal on Saturday as he’s being thought of as a possible hope to finish the nation’s Olympic medal drought.
Arshad’s primary opponents might be India’s Neeraj Chopra and Germany’s Johannes Vetter. The truth that among the greatest javelin throwers couldn’t make it to the ultimate.
Amongst them are Julius Yego (PB 92.72m), Chao-Tsun Cheng (PB 91.36m), Keshorn Walcott (PB 90.16m), Marcin Krukowski (PB 89.55m) Bernhard Seifert (PB 89.06m) and Anderson Peters (PB 87.31m).
Arshad, who as soon as needed to be a cricketer, had mentioned previous to Olympics, had mentioned that he could be eyeing a 90m throw in Olympics.