Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem has created history after qualifying for the final of Javelin Throw in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The 24-year-old is Pakistan’s first-ever athlete who has qualified for final of any track and field event in the Olympics. He finished third on the table with a throw of 85.16m in second attempt. India’s Neeraj Chopra (86.65m) and Germany’s Johannes Vetter (85.64m) were ahead of him.
The final event is scheduled for August 7. Meanwhile, Pakistanis from different walks of life are happy for Arshad who has given them hope to win the first-ever individual Olympics medal in athletics.
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) August 4, 2021
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) August 4, 2021
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
— Rauf Klasra (@KlasraRauf) August 4, 2021
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) August 4, 2021
Arshad Nadeem, South Asian “Javelin Throw” Gold Medalist and Record holder, will be in action today
— Azhar Mashwani (@MashwaniAzhar) August 3, 2021
Congratulations 🎉 to our son of the soil 🇵🇰 #ArshadNadeem for qualifying for the finals of the #JavelinThrow in #Tokyo2020 #Olympics #Pakistan 🇵🇰 is proud of you our #KamyabJawan & best wishes for the finals on 7th! #Athletics pic.twitter.com/rNBkOUSCBC
— Usman Dar (@UdarOfficial) August 4, 2021
Wishing him all the luck pic.twitter.com/hk3lHqnrjd
— Fahmidah Yousfi (@fahmidahyousfi) August 4, 2021
A proud moment lad is into the final ❤❤
— MI Khan (@MIKhan19036398) August 4, 2021
— Faizan Najeeb (@najeebfaizan) August 4, 2021
— Sohaib Hassan (@Sohaib_Hassan_8) August 4, 2021
Here is the last hope in #TokyoOlympics2021 for Pakistan #ArshadNadeem qualified for Final round of Javelin thrower. He got first position for first round. We wish him best of luck for final round. InshaAllah Medal araha hay. 💚🇵🇰✌️ pic.twitter.com/Py5RkeybWp
— Sherlock MIND 🔥 (@Dreamerdude12) August 4, 2021
What a Newssssss
Arshad Nadeem Qualify for the final round
— choudharydaniyal (@choudharydaniy7) August 4, 2021
— hasnain ➐ (@hasnainahmad078) August 4, 2021
It must be noted here that as many as 10 Pakistani athletes took part in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. Apart from Arshad, only Weightlifter Talha Talib performed notably, finishing fifth in the 67kg category.