Pakistani Cricketers All Praise For Arshad Nadeem As He Made It To The Final Of Men’s Javelin
Pakistani cricket stars, celebrities and political leaders were all praises for Arshad Nadeem on Wednesday after he qualified for the final of the men’s javelin at the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 85.16 metres.
Arshad Nadeem is the first-ever Pakistani athlete to pass for the final of any field event in the Olympics.
He was placed in group B for the competition in which the athlete had to throw a minimum of 83.5m to directly qualify for the final.
In his first attempt, the 24-year-old athlete could reach the 78.5m mark but in the second attempt, Arshad broke records with a throw of 85.16m that also placed him on top of group B.
This was overall the third-best throw in the contest after India’s Neeraj Chopra (86.65m) and Germany’s Johannes Vetter (85.64m).
However, the cricketers took to their social media to hail the finalist and extended messages to support him.
“A wonderful performance by our javelin hero @ArshadJavelin. Qualifying for the final of #Tokyo2020 and making us all proud. All the best Arshad,” Wahab Riaz tweeted.
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) August 4, 2021
“Our hero from Mian Channu @ArshadJavelin. Mubarak on reaching the final achievement, insha’Allah you’ll make Pakistan proud! Lots of Duas,” wrote Hassan Ali.
Our hero from Mian Channu @ArshadJavelin 💪🏽 Mubarak on reaching the final achievement, insha'Allah you'll make 🇵🇰 proud!
Lots of Duas 🤲🏼 pic.twitter.com/4lEnuFUu1I
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) August 4, 2021
Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal also praised Nadeem’s impressive throw at the Olympics.
Congratulations to @ArshadJavelin who has now qualified for the men's final #JavelinThrow 85.16m throw in the qualifying stage. With this amazing throw and first place in group B Wishing him All the Luck for the medal round 👍#Olympics #Pakistan #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/EnZkrniAaK
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) August 4, 2021
Moreover, Imad Wasim said, “We’re super proud of you! Now all the best for the final.”
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) August 4, 2021
“What a wonderful achievement tweeted Ahmad Shahzad.
What a wonderful achievement! @ArshadJavelin topping the qualifying group and making it to the final of #Tokyo2020 may you make 🇵🇰 proud in the final. All the best Champ!#Olympics pic.twitter.com/FAmpTzfdJx
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) August 4, 2021
Arshad Nadeem made his international comeback after the 2019 South Asian Games performance in April at the Mashhad Imam Reza Athletics Tournament in Iran and had created a national record, throwing a distance of 86.38m.
Earlier, Nadeem told that he doesn’t regret leaving the country’s most popular sport for something like javelin throw.
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