Who is Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem?

Munesh LohanaWeb Editor

07th Aug, 2021. 06:40 pm

Arshad Nadeem born on January 2, 1997, is a Pakistani athlete specializing in the javelin throw. He represents WAPDA in domestic competition. In Dec 2019, he established a new South Asian Games record in the Javelin throw with a distance of 86.29 m, thus securing direct qualification to the 2020 Summer Olympics.Arshad Nadeem

Arshad Nadeem had previously won four national championships and set three national records, but 2019 proved to be his most successful year yet.

Arshad Nadeem belongs to Mian Channu, a small city in Khanewal District, Punjab.

He is the 3rd oldest among five brothers in a Punjabi family. Arshad was an exceptionally versatile athlete from his early school years. Though he dabbled in all the sports on offer in his school cricket, badminton, football, and athletics, his passion was cricket and he soon found himself playing it at district level tape-ball tournaments. Upon entering grade seven in school, Arshad caught the eye of Rasheed Ahmad Saqi during an athletics competition. Saqi had a history of developing sportspeople in the division.

Nadeem was one of six competitors to break the automatic qualification standard with a throw of 85.16 meters, finishing behind India’s Neeraj Chopra and Germany’s Johannes Vetter in the Javelin Throw final.