Indian Gold Medalist: It Would Have Been Better If Arshad Nadeem Had Also Won A Medal

Suhaib Ahmed

10th Aug, 2021. 09:21 pm
Indian Gold Medalist: It Would Have Been Better If Arshad Nadeem Had Also Won A Medal

The rivalry between the South Asian neighbors remains constant, be it in sports, showbiz, politics or any other sector.

However, individuals on both sides of the border often seem to forget the tension and express good wishes and love for each other.

Athlete Neeraj Chopra, who recently won a gold medal for India in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics, has also shown sheer professionalism by ignoring the ongoing tensions between the two countries.

In an interview with Indian media, Neeraj said, “It would have been better if Arshad had also won a medal, it would have made a name for Asia.”

Neeraj does not engage in the ongoing rivalry between the two countries in sports competitions. He said that all this goes on in cricket but it is not right to do all this in the Olympics.

The day after the Olympics final, the Indian and Pakistani athletes met in the dining hall before the closing ceremony. They shook hands and wished each other well.

In this regard, Neeraj said, “Arshad smiled and congratulated me and then I also told him that you look strong in your national dress.”

Neeraj said that Arshad played well and I wished him well for the future.

It may be recalled that Neeraj from India won a gold medal in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics while Arshad from Pakistan secured the fifth position, nevertheless, qualified for the Olympics without any back up from the Pakistan Olympic Association.

 

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