Tokyo Olympics: Arshad Nadeem To Hold Flag of Pakistani Contingent During Closing Ceremony
One of the finest Pakistani athletes Arshad Nadeem, who has made it to the final of the javelin throw competition, will carry Pakistan’s flag during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on August 8.
According to media reports, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has conveyed to the management that Arshad Nadeem will be the flag-bearer of the Pakistani contingent during the closing ceremony.
“We have informed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that Arshad’s name has been finalised as flag-bearer of the Pakistan contingent during the closing ceremony,” the report said.
Earlier, Arshad has missed the opening ceremony’s march-past due to his late arrival in Tokyo as his event was due to start on August 4.
Arshad Nadeem Qualifies For Final Javelin Competition
Pakistan’s top athlete has been qualified for the final of the javelin throw competition in the Tokyo Olympics.
He 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).
This is also Arshad’s third-best throw in a competition.
However, Arshad Nadeem is eyeing another win on Saturday alongside competitors India’s Neeraj Chopra and Germany’s Johannes Vetter.