Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem on Saturday has been qualified for the Tokyo Olympics following a throw of 86.29m at the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games (SAG) In Kathmandu, Nepal.
According to the details, Arshad Nadeem won gold at the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games.
The feat also helped him bag a spot for Pakistan in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
He becomes the first Pakistani to qualify directly to the games.
Nadeem scored a throw of 86.48 metres to win the coveted gold medal for Pakistan.
Athletics Federation of India in a tweet congratulated Arshad Nadeem for winning gold at the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games.
Qualified for #Tokyo2020 Olympics, first Pakistani athlete in decades to earn direct qualification.
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) December 7, 2019
With the throw, he also improved Pakistan’s national record in javelin throw event.
The javelin-thrower said that he was delighted to achieve the milestone.
“It is a great honour to qualify for the Olympics, for me and also for Pakistan,” said Nadeem.
He also said, “I’m thankful to Athletics Federation of Pakistan who provided and arranged training for me.”