Waqar Zaka Presents Prize Money To Arshad Nadeem As A Token Of Appreciation
One of the most talented and popular social media sensations, Waqar Zaka has welcomed Arshad Nadeem at the Lahore airport and presented him a cash reward of 10 lac rupees as a token of appreciation for qualifying for the final competition of javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics.
Arshad Nadeem was given a hero’s welcome upon his return to Pakistan after finishing fifth in the men’s javelin throw event at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
In his hometown of Mian Channu, the athlete was welcomed by a crowd of admirers chanting his name alongside slogans of “Pakistan Zindabad”.
Last week, all eyes were on Nadeem as he fought in the final of the men’s javelin throw despite having almost no support or infrastructure to train for the global event.
However, the hopes were shattered as India’s Neeraj Chopra claimed the gold medal, whereas Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely claimed silver and bronze medals.
Despite the loss, citizens were quick to laud the efforts of Nadeem and also felicitated him on making it to the final.
Yesterday, the Punjab government has announced cash prizes worth one million rupees each for javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem, weightlifter Talha Talib and mountaineer Shehroz Kashif as their recent celestial performances representing their country, Pakistan.
While addressing a press conference, Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimur Khan Bhatti said Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar will hand the cash prizes to all the three athletes.
“Arshad Nadeem is the first Pakistani track and field athlete who directly qualified [for Olympics],” said Rai Taimur Khan Bhatti.
He added, “Arshad Nadeem and Talha Talib both made Pakistan famous.”
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